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An Italian best-kept secret in Lombardy

Talk about unsung heroes – Lombardy gets just a fraction of the press that Tuscany does, but boy, is it beautiful. Topped and tailed by soaring mountains and wide plains, it straddles the fertile Po Valley and the sculpted Dolomites. Glimmering mountain lakes – Como, Lago d'Iseo – hide like long-lost treasures between the pre-Alps. Ski fields drape across the borderline peaks at Livigno and Valchiavenna. Lombardy vacation rentals in towns like Bergamo and Milan promise a whirlwind of culture and class – think priceless art and cobbled old towns.

Things to do

Lombardy, where Italian wonders abound

Lombardy vacation rentals in Milan, boltholes in Bergamo and amazing villas near Mantua combine to make stays in this northern region a ticket to some seriously awesome Italian wonders. The world-class Pinacoteca di Brera is a fine place to start. It's Milan's piece de resistance, laden with works by Caravaggio and Raphael and more. Bergamo's Old Town is fringed by the Accademia Carrara – a place to spy out pieces by Botticelli and Titian. Then there's the chocolate box of historical treats in Mantua, a tasty medley of the Ducal Palace and the stunning Mantua Cathedral, with its Gothic bell tower and Renaissance-style rose windows.


A Lombardy odyssey

Start in the cities. That's where guided tours can reveal filigreed Gothic duomos and you can ride a Segway through enchanting neighborhoods laden with trattorias and palazzi. Move to the lakes. You'll splash in crystal-clear waters and laze on pebble beaches, you'll whiz on windsurfers, and camp in grassy meadows, where wildflowers bloom. Then make for the mountains. Up there, where the Dolomites start in earnest, you can hike and bike, break a long trek with a stay in a rifugio – a mountain refuge providing a bed and hot food, away from your main base – and scramble on via ferratas to reach dramatic summits.


Lombardy – all seasons beckon

You won't find a dull time of year in Lombardy. History and heritage don't disappear in cities like Milan and Bergamo when the big crowds disperse, in fall – book your Lombardy vacation rentals to explore amazing museums without the queues in months like October and November. Winter heralds the ski season. Snow hits Livigno and the Dolomites around December and lasts until March. Spring sees hikers flock to the Italian Alps in April and May, while summer is high time to visit Lake Como and Lago d'Iseo to cool off in highland waters.

Natural features

The 2 sides of Lombardy

Lombardy is a region carved in 2. The south is given over to the wide Po Valley, home to reserves like the Regional Park South Oglio and its wiggling rivers and lakes and bald hills. The north is where the Italian Alps poke up. They start right by the city of Bergamo, from where you can see them rising in rows of limestone. Delve within and there are cobalt-blue lakes, like Iseo and Como. Protected areas come thick and fast, like the Natural Reserve Sebino, with its grassy plateaus and woodlands, or the dramatic Bergamasche mountains, with snow-dashed peaks and welcoming rifugi.

How many vacation rentals are available around Lombardy, IT?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 12,154 vacation rentals around Lombardy. From 873 villa rentals to 1,862 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a village property in Lombardy?

Sometimes you just need to stop and sniff the roses. Experience a slower pace of life and base yourself in a quaint and welcoming village. Vrbo has 1,863 village vacation rentals here. On the hunt for something a little different? See if any of our other properties stand out. Our options here include:

  • 1,438 beach vacation rentals.
  • 1,402 lakeside vacation rentals.
  • 1,370 mountainside vacation rentals.

Can I rent an apartment in Lombardy?

Take in this destination like a local from the comfort of a cozy apartment. You'll feel like you're a part of the neighborhood in no time! Vrbo has 9,883 for you to select from here. How does $22 per night sound? That's what you could be paying if you don't put it off for too long! Or maybe you'd rather go for one of the area's other popular lodging types, like:

  • House: 2,139 vacation homes. Prices start from $28 per night.
  • Hotel: 1,145 vacation homes. Prices start from $26 per night.
  • Villa: 924 vacation homes. Prices start from $28 per night.

Can I stay in Lombardy in a large group?

Whether you're hitting the road on a special trip with the whole family or spending a week away with your old school mates, it's always lots of fun hanging out under the same roof! And the good news is that Vrbo has places that'll suit. Apartment vacation homes are the top option here for large groups of travelers. Our global database presently has 1,780 available. If you're traveling in a larger group, the rental properties that can meet your needs include:

  • Are you searching for vacation homes that can fit 6 of you? We have 2,601 that will suit. Prices start from $33 per night.
  • If you've got 5 in your group, you'll be thrilled to hear that there are 1,646 vacation homes that are suitable. Prices begin at just $21 per night.
  • Looking for rental properties suitable for 8 guests? You'll be thrilled to discover we have 630 that'll be ideal. You can get one from just $51 per night.

You and your posse will be well looked after when you plan your Lombardy vacation with us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Lombardy?

Teeny tiny hotel rooms are no place to spend your precious vacation moments! Explore our budget-friendly rentals now and make sure everybody in your group has enough room to spread out. When it comes to seeking out a great deal, your first stop ought to be Pescarolo ed Uniti. Here, Vrbo has 24 rentals at an average price of $71 a night. You'll find another 10 Vrbo rentals waiting to be booked in or around Bagnolo Cremasco. The average price in this area is $85 per night.

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