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 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...
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    • 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...
    • Lombardy has a long tradition of convents and monasteries providing shelter for those in search of a place to sleep. In medieval times, monks, friars and nuns would often open their doors to...
    • Think monks and beer is a risky combination? Well you'd be wrong! Not everyone knows that back in medieval times, the majority of beer production took place inside monasteries, which represented...
    • The itineraries known as Cammini della Regina or the Queen Trails, represent the driving axis between north and south through three historic Lombard roads: Via Spluga , Via Francisca and Via Regina...
    • The Cammino di San Pietro or Road of St. Peter is an ancient itinerary that goes from Como to Milan through a secondary trail that traverses Cantù and Seveso, also known as the ancient Canturine...
    • Via Francigena is one of the most important cultural routes recognised by the Council of Europe. At over 2000km long, the route starts out in England and crosses mainland Europe, passing through...
    • Via Priula is a hiking route of great historical value. It closely follows the ancient trading route built in 1593 by Alvise Priuli, the Venetian Podestà of Bergamo, to connect the Po Valley with...
    • Amongst the possible experiences in religious tourism that visitors may have during their sojourn in the Region, we would like to mention a few that might not be in a regular vacation plan. Do not...

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