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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    • 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...
    • The Cammino dei Monaci or Path of the Monks is a new bike and walking itinerary that goes from downtown Milan to the Frankish road, going through the Po river: in an area that is both rural and...
    • The Church of the Invention of Santo Stefano is located in the centre of Laveno-Mombello , in the province of Varese . Documented since the 12 th century, over the centuries it has undergone...
    • Where can you buy honey made by monks in Lombardy? Find out with our religious tourism adventures – we'll take you to the sacred places where beekeeping is flourishing. Not many people know that...
    • Candle making is one of the many activities that take place in the monasteries of Lombardy. Would you like to find out where to buy them and where to learn to create them with your own hands?...
    • The restoration of ancient books is a wonderful activity: join us on our journey through religious tourism and learn about the monasteries rediscovering this art. Restoring rare books is a way of...
    • Many of you will be aware that the Kneipp Cure is a treatment offered in many wellness centres, but you may not know that the man who invented it – Sebastian Kneipp – was a German priest. Let's...
    • What do Dom Perignon and Franciacorta have in common? They're both tourism destinations – sure. The cleverer among you might point to the production processes. And with good reason: the two famous...
    • Franciacorta is undoubtedly one of the finest things to come out of the Brescia hills, fuelling the local tourism industry. The wine itself – of which white, rosé and satèn versions are all...

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