In winter, lovers of skiing and snowboarding can count on modern and well-equipped ski resorts, the main ones being Ponte di Legno, dell’Aprica, , Livigno, Bormio, Madesimo and Montecapione. Nature lovers can choose from a wide range of activities, hiking trails, snowmobiling, rafting. Particularly picturesque hiking routes are, for example, the Orobie, which passes through the Orobie Bergamasche Park, or in the Stelvio National Park, Alta dell’Adamello (for experienced hikers), Valtellina and Alta Via della Valmalenco for experienced hikers, or cycling routes through villages and vineyards, from Morbegno to Tirano. You can also take interesting walks that offer a wonderful view of the lakes.
A journey to discover the good cuisine of Lombardy can start with a tasty plate of charcuterie and local cheeses. The typical cured meat is Bresaola della Valtellina, when it comes to cheeses, the choice is very wide: Lombardy produces some Italian excellences, such as Grana Padano DOP, Gorgonzola, Bitto Storico, Salva Cremasco, Taleggio, Formai de Mut DOP and Stracchino delle Valli Orobiche .Among the famous first courses are Pizzoccheri della Valtelliny, pasta prepared with buckwheat flour and potatoes, cabbage, cheese and melted butter, Casoncelli, typical of the Bergamo and Brescia region, ravioli with a filling that varies from region to region, traditional pumpkin ravioli from Mantua and classic Milanese risotto with saffron or pumpkin risotto Mantua. Main dishes include Cassœula, pork cooked with cabbage, Milanese cutlet, or tasty polenta, excellent on its own or with mushrooms. Among the desserts, you should definitely try Sbrisolona cake from Mantua made from almonds, amaretti di Saronno, Cremona nougat, Bisciola della Valtellina, sweet bread enriched with dried fruit, Veneziana, sourdough covered with granulated sugar, Christmas cake Panettone. Among the excellent wines from Lombardy are Franciacorta sparkling wine, Valtellina wines, Lugana wines from the Lake Garda region, Oltrepò Pavese wines, Moscato di Scanzo and Lambrusco Mantovano