Bleisure in Lombardy

Lombardy: soul, business and leisure

The region of Lombardy has much to offer its visitors; natural beauty and charming landscapes combined with an immense artistic and cultural heritage that make it one of Italy’s Regions with the most varied offerings in terms of tourism.  

Each year, the region attracts more than 15 million tourists to its accommodation facilities, thanks to its mountains, lakes, the almost 400 museums, the cities of art, villages, and a wide variety of food and wine products, but, it is also thanks to the possibility it gives of practising many different sports and the way it offers its visitors a high quality of hospitality. In this land, nature has expressed itself in the most delightful way.

Lombardy is also an ideal location for business trips, thanks to the efficiency and ubiquity of its services. It has excellent connections with the rest of the world (including with the other regions of Italy), thanks to the presence of three airports. Milan, the regional capital, is also one of the main European hubs for high-speed trains. The Region has more than 70,000 kilometres of roads, from motorways to provincial and municipal roads that cross and connect the entire territory.

In recent years, Lombardy has embraced the direction of the regeneration of disused spaces and neighbourhoods: new post-industrial areas are being created in which food, work and ideas can be shared.

Whether for a weekend or a whole week, a holiday can certainly be sustainable, affordable and suitable for everyone and in line with the new travel trend of the future, which increasingly combines leisure and business.

The region offers easy-to-book experiences, and is able to combine targeted services for business travellers with memorable moments of relaxation and leisure. In addition to visits to museums and monuments, it is also interesting to explore the small businesses of local producers. Authenticity and territoriality are indispensable qualities for representing desirable destinations. Musical events, exhibitions, fairs and traditional festivals also amplify interest in the area.

Congress tourism has a rich tradition and represents an important economic and image resource. Congress centres, conference hotels, historic residences and other prestigious venues constitute a highly professional, international network for the organisation of conferences, events or trips in the most evocative settings: large cities, historic sites, mountain villages, lakes, spa areas. It is a fluid territory, adaptable to the needs of the business customer looking for stimulating spaces to work and hold meetings, but also places to take a break in company. Sociality has thus become an element of primary importance.

All these elements make this land an excellent starting point for a trip not only to Lombardy but also in the discovery of Italy.

Top 5 Bleisure experiences

  1. Stay in one of the 5-star hotels in the central area of the city, climb up to the terraces of the Duomo, stroll among the historical sites and indulge in shopping. For example, if one stays in a hotel in Milan overlooking the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, it’s possible to delight one’s palate with a true gastronomic experience in a luxurious Michelin-starred restaurant.
  2. Grand Tour for a weekend on Lake Como, perhaps staying in one of its historic residences, which enjoy an enviable location and breathtaking views. A little further on, in Cernobbio, there is another charming hotel that, among sporting clubs, luxury boutiques and the botanical garden, also offers the possibility of hiring a boat with a skipper and a private villas can be made available for your stay. The weekend will have a romantic and aristocratic flavour.
  3. The Belgioioso Castle trade fair headquarters is the perfect venue for excursions in the Pavia and Lodi area. A meeting place for writers, philosophers, musicians and artists, it offers beautiful halls and splendid gardens. Just a short distance away is the art, history and tranquillity of Pavia.
  4. A university and cultural city, Pavia is a city on a human scale characterised by its unmistakable covered bridge.
  5. There is no golfer who does not toast with a glass of Franciacorta or dine, at the end of a competition, with an excellent risotto. The journey among the region's golf courses, strung over the territory like the pearls of a necklace, could start from the elegant Clubs of Milan, passing through the exclusive clubs of Lake Como until reaching the enchanting scenery of Lake Maggiore with its courses surrounded by flowers and gardens. This special all green area can be followed all the way to the shores of Lake Garda where the Mediterranean microclimate allows for uninterrupted play 12 months a year. Resorts of excellence in the Brescia area, where one can enjoy a stay, offers golfing with high-level accommodation and catering proposals. All that remains is to begin.


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1 of 9 Image Milan Cathedral. Photo by: inLombardia
2 of 9 Image Bellano, Lake Como. Photo by: inLombardia
3 of 9 Image Villa Carlotta - Tremezzina, Lago di Como. Photo by: inLombardia
4 of 9 Image Villa D'Este Golf Club - Montorfano, Como. Photo by: inLombardia
5 of 9 Image Belgioioso Castle. Photo by: Andrea Lavaria. Photo by: inLombardia
6 of 9 Image Franciacorta hills. Photo by: inLombardia
7 of 9 Image Laveno and Lake Maggiore, panoramica from San Clemente. Photo by: inLombardia
8 of 9 Image Limone sul Garda, historic centre. Photo by: inLombardia
9 of 9 Image Chervò Golf - San Vigilio, Pozzolengo. Photo by: inLombardia