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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