Villa Sofia, for short rent, whole property.

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Art Cities: Bergamo, Monza, Como, Bellagio

Bergamo is one of the biggest cities in Lombardy and is known for its beautiful old medieval city. The city is divided into two distinct parts: the medieval "High City" with its villages and fortresses, and the "Lower City" of a more modern character. The city offers several monuments and places of interest including the Saint Anthony's Cathedral, the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Campanone, the Fortress and the fortifications and the protected area of the Bergamo Hills. The local cuisine is a mix of grains, home made delicious buckwheat pasta with extraordinary meat, wildfowl, and polenta wheat mixed with different local cheeses. Not to be missed. The city of Monza was the old royal retreat and ancient capital. It is characterized by the noteworthy Cathedral, located on the main square of the old town, he Arengario was the medieval marketplace, still kept in extraordinary conditions. Finally you should visit the royal villa built during the Austrian domination and surrounded by the immense Monza Park, and get the thrill of driving like a Formula 1 pilot in its worldly famous Autodrome.

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Shopping Milano

Milan is the capital of Lombardy and Italy’s main economic center. It is a magical, elegant city full of history. Your visit should include the impressing Duomo, which was projected by Leonardo Da Vinci, La Scala Theater, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio, Sforzesco Castle, Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie and the famous “Last Supper” of Leonardo Da Vinci Declared UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. Not to forget also the beautiful natural areas: Sempione Park, Ravizza Park, Public Gardens, Basilic Park, Don Giussani Park, Vittorio Formentano Park. Finally, for those who love shopping, Milan is one of the world’s capital for fashion. Being here during the Salone del mobile exhibition, or during the fashion week is something that has to be lived once in a lifetime.

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Nature and outdoor Activities Lake Como and Lecco

Lake Como is a natural fjord excavated in the slopes of the Como and Bergamo Precipices Mountains. It is divided into three basins: the northern branch that is the largest and open. In the southwest branch, we find the steep slopes and forests where you can visit the island Isola Comacina, property of the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, Milan. The south-east branch, called Lake Lecco, overlooks east to the Grigne Mountains, with their peak of 2410 m. A legend tells that the Grigna Mountain was a cruel lady warrior, who killed a knight who declared his love for her. The Lady was then transformed into a mountain by a pitiful God, and so is the sentry who obeyed her command, and was transformed into the smaller mountain, Grignetta. The three branches flow into the center of the lake in front of the cape of Bellagio, one of the most beloved places of the lake, thanks to the beauty of the landscape and for the ancient traditions, that are still kept alive thanks to tourism. Lake Lecco is one of the three sections of Lake Como. Its landscape is very impressive as is dominated by sloping mountain ranges, of karstic and dolomitic nature. Parco del Curone. For those who love walking and trekking, Villa Sofia is located exactly in the middle of this national park, and it’s a perfect starting point for the park’s nature trails, small villages visits like Montevecchia, which is famous in the whole country for its wine and cheese tasting Imbersago For those who want to discover the area and get close to arts as well, this little village is very special. Leonardo da Vinci used to live here, and here he projected the first ferry. It is still functioning and takes the people from one side to the other of the Adda River. Furthermore, take a good look from the high bridge made of steel, and think about Leonardo. It’s a known landscape...yes..this is the landscape that hides behind Monna Lisa !!

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