8 days in Lombardy Itinerary

8 days in Lombardy Itinerary

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8 days in Lombardy Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Milan
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
2
Brescia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Mantua
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Tremezzina
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + foot + train + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Milan

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Certosa di Pavia and Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso. Do some cultural sightseeing at Duomo di Milano and Piazza Ducale. Venture out of the city with trips to Basilica San Michele Maggiore (in Pavia), Museo del Tesoro del Duomo - Vigevano (in Vigevano) and Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese (in Varese). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Milan planning website .

Brussels, Belgium to Milan is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brussels in October, expect Milan to be a bit warmer, temps between 21°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can take a train to Brescia.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vigevano, Sacro Monte Unesco di Varese, Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso, Certosa di Pavia, Basilica San Michele Maggiore
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso ©
Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso
Certosa di Pavia ©
Certosa di Pavia

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Brescia

Brescia ©
As the second largest city in Lombardy after Milan, Brescia has served as an important hub of commerce and culture since pre-Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo Vecchio di Brescia, step into the grandiose world of Brescia Castle, explore the world behind art at Museo di Santa Giulia, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Violino, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Sirmione. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): examine the collection at Tempio Capitolino e Piazza del Foro, get engrossed in the history at Percorso Archeologico Di Palazzo Martinengo, explore the historical opulence of Castello Scaligero, admire the natural beauty at Heller Garden, then explore the activities along Lago di Garda, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre di San Martino della Battaglia .

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Brescia tour app .

You can take a train from Milan to Brescia in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mantua.

Things to do in Brescia

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sirmione, Museo del Violino, Heller Garden, Lago di Garda, Torre di San Martino della Battaglia
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Museo del Violino ©
Museo del Violino
Museo di Santa Giulia ©
Museo di Santa Giulia

1
night
Mantua

Mantua ©
Often overlooked in favor of nearby Lake Garda, Mantua is one of northern Italy's Renaissance gems.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Camera degli Sposi, delve into the distant past at Rotonda di San Lorenzo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Castello San Giorgio, step into the grandiose world of Palazzo Ducale Mantova, then explore the world behind art at Palazzo Te, and finally examine the collection at Il Museo Storico dei Vigili del Fuoco.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mantua itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Brescia to Mantua takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Mantua, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tremezzina.

Things to do in Mantua

Historic Sites Museums
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Rotonda di San Lorenzo ©
Rotonda di San Lorenzo
Camera degli Sposi ©
Camera degli Sposi
Palazzo Ducale Mantova ©
Palazzo Ducale Mantova

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nights
Tremezzina

Tremezzina ©
The majestic Villa Carlotta is among the most popular places to visit in Tremezzina, its neoclassical architecture complimenting the lush, neatly maintained gardens and charming walkways.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the galleries of Villa Carlotta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino, see the interesting displays at Museo Etnografico E Naturalistico Val Sanagra, admire the striking features of Villa Monastero, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Vezio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Leonardo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Casa dei Presepi, explore the galleries of i Giardini di Villa Melzi, then stop by La Cantina, then get to know the fascinating history of Greenway del Lago di Como, and finally admire the striking features of Villa del Balbianello.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tremezzina trip planner .

You can drive from Mantua to Tremezzina in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Tremezzina can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tremezzina

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Castello di Vezio, Greenway del Lago di Como, La Cantina, Museo Etnografico E Naturalistico Val Sanagra, Villa Monastero
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
i Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
i Giardini di Villa Melzi
Castello di Vezio ©
Castello di Vezio