Religious Tourism Lombardy

Religious Tourism Lombardy, where to go?

Religious Tourism Lombardy, where to go?

Religious Tourism Lombardy. Plenty of travelers will find in the following guide useful proposals for a religious visit. Lombardy is a land teeming with dedicated itineraries, art and culture.


Whoever comes to Milan for the first time must see the Cathedral. Go upwards the spiers and admire the splendid Virgin statue known as the Madonnina by the locals.


The Sant'Ambrogio Basilica is another important landmark. It guards the remains of the saint and martyrs Gervasio and Protasio.


Furthermore, the provinces of Pavia, Cremona and Mantua have several monumental churches full of relevant artworks by renowned artists.


Religious tourism in Lombardy joins outdoor trips with a wide range of traveling options.


The Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso sits in the middle of a dreamlike scenery at Lake Maggiore, bordering with Piedmont. Reach it by climbing its entrance stairs in order to better appreciate it. 


The Madonna del Bosco Sanctuary provides a magnificent panoramic view over the Adda Valley.


Our Region is perfect for walking along some of the spiritual paths that go through it like the Via Francigena for example.


Browse this section's pages to locate the most convenient ideas for engaging in religious tourism in this part of the country.

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    • Lombard religious itineraries will take you to discover an intimate side of this territory. Not only the faithful will venture into these itineraries. Religious tourism means to embark into a path...
    • The place that would go on to become the Monastery of Torba , immersed in the lush woodlands of Varese at the foot of the Castelseprio archaeological site, started life in the late-Roman era...
    • The Basilica di San Vittore represents the religious heart of Varese, alongside the Torre Campanaria and the Battistero di San Giovanni. The current structure is the result of work undertaken at...
    • The hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso stands on a cliff overlooking Lake Maggiore, in Leggiuno, a virtual balcony facing the lake. The Hermitage can be reached from the square above, from...
    • The Certosa di Pavia, a monastery built by Gian Galeazzo Visconti as a family chapel, is connected to the castle by the Visconteo Park . When construction began on 27 August 1396, Gian Galeazzo was...
    • The construction of the Cathedral of Pavia was an extremely long process, spanning out over four centuries. Its history dates back to 1488, when its construction began; from this date onwards many...
    • The Duomo di Monza was originally built as a chapel at the end of the 6th century by Queen Theodelinda, the wife of King of the Lombards Authari and later of Agilulf. It was situated near to the...
    • The Chapel of Queen Theodolinda, found in the northern arm of the transept of the Monza Cathedral, was built at the turn of the 14 th and 15 th century during the reconstruction of the basilica....
    • The Church of San Maurizio, predominantly the work of Gian Giacomo Dolcebuono of Pavia, was subsequently completed by Solari. It was built in 1503 on the ruins of an ancient church annexed to the...
    • The Church of San Bernardino alle Ossa was built in the 13 th century between Via Brolo (where was the old Hospital of St. Barnabas in Brolo was found) and Verziere, the old fruit and vegetable...
    • The Cathedral or Duomo Milan is the symbol of the regional capital and one of the best known architectural structures in Italy. Its decorated facade and spiers make it stand out above the remaining...
    • Have you ever noticed how beautiful Mantua's religious structures are? They are surely worth taking a picture, perhaps with the warm, radiant hues of the sunset as a background while you are on a...
    • While the Cathedral of Mantua is dedicated to St. Peter the Apostle, the church houses the incorrupt body of St. Anselm , the bishop of Lucca and patron of the city and diocese, who lived in the 11...
    • The Polirone monastic complex is located about two kilometres from the centre of San Benedetto Po, on an elevation of land in the countryside of San Benedetto. The church was founded in the second...
    • Art and nature, faith and sport. The Sacro Monte di Varese has something for every tourist. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2003, the 17th-century Holy Road and hamlet of Santa Maria del Monte...

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