Surroundings

The location of our Agriturismo is strategic from many points of view: it is situated 25 km at the South of Milan 8SS 412 Valtidone), 10 km away from the highway junction A1 in Lodi and 18 km from the exit Castel San Giovanni (on the Turin-Piacenza-Brescia highway). The cities Lodi and Pavia are about 16 km away from the Agristurismo. Also the connections to the main airports are good: you can get to the Linate Airport by car in about 30 minutes and also the Malpensa and Orio al Serio Airports are easy to reach. Our facility is situated 1 km away from the center of Villanterio, so our hosts can easily get there in a short bike trip through the private streets of the estate.

Milan

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www.turismo.milano.it

 

Enjoy a journey in stages through the city’s most important historical periods and landmarks. Between invasions and battles, lordships and great artists, Milan has evolved and expanded its horizons to become an internationally-renowned economic center as well as the capital of the Italian fashion and design. In the city center don’t miss the cathedral (Duomo) and San Maurizio al Monastero, which is known to be the equivalent of the Cappella Sistina in Milan. Other symbols of the city are the Sforzas’ Castle and the paintings gallery (Pinacoteca) in Brera. After a walk in this district, the art journey continues at the Cenacolo Vinciano and closes strolling from the Navigli to Porta Romana through the Darsena. In these surroundings don’t forget to check out Vicolo Lavandai for a time tri

Pavia

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www.visitpavia.com

 

Pavia is located in the Po Valley, famous for its rice crop. To the South lies the hilly Oltrepò Pavese, which thank to its high quality wine production became a D.O.C. area (i.e. the Italian certification controlled designation of origin). Furthermore, down to the river Ticino you will find plenty of activities for the whole family and if you are a trekking fan or a passionate biker, dozens of trails are waiting for you.

Certosa di Pavia

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The combination of styles highlights the well-balanced beauty of marbles, paintings and decorations chosen from Gian Galeazzo Visconti, who in 1396 invited the most famous architects and artists of his age in Pavia. Have a look to the façade: on its pure white background mottled with old pink and green nuances the best sculptors and architects have written a rare page of the history of art. Angels, kings, saints, patriarchs and prophets are alternated with marble panels crowded with plastic figures, delicate, pleaded columns and polished pillars. On the highest part of the façade the abundance of decorations leaves space for an open small loggia that gives some freshness to the structure.

Lodi

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www.turismolodi.it

 

The history of Lodi is bound to the destruction of the ancient roman city Laus Pompieia in 1111. In April 1158 the city was destroyed again by the army of the Milan State. The beating heart of the old town is the squared Piazza della Vittoria. On its four sides you can admire important monuments which date back until the Middle Age.

Lodi Vecchio

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www.comune.lodivecchio.lo.it

 

In 600 BC already Lodi Vecchio was one of the first villages inhabited by the Celtic populations settled in the Po Valley. The surface of this area in the 16th century, period in which the village belonged to the State of Milan, represents the foundation of the current municipality. After the 2nd World War Lodi Vecchio went through a period of decisive changing both from the demographic and economic points of view.

Piacenza

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turismo.provincia.pc.it

 

Piacenza and its province are a must-see form many points of view: discover its art, its culture and their tight bond to the gourmet tradition of this area! This is a place where the magic of the old towns (Borghi) meets the vintage charm of old country houses. And the discovery becomes even more fascinating if combined with a chilling tasting of local wines and typical dishes that will allow you to enjoy the intense flavours of this region.

Sant’Angelo Lodigiano

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www.comune.santangelolodigiano.lo.it

 

In the 12th century this city belonged to the bishop’s estate of Lodi. Its propriety was then transferred to the Visconti family and in 1370 Regina della Scala, e.i. Bernabò’s wife, got a majestic castle built in this area. The castle is ever since the most considerable building of the village and figures amongst the best preserved fortresses of Lombardy. The castle now hosts the archaeological museum with paintings and pottery and the Lombard historic museum of agriculture.

San Colombano al Lambro

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The roots of San Colombano al Lambro are to find in the remote prehistory, when primitive ancestors settled on the marshy valleys on the two sides of the river Po. The Gallic invasion of the Po Valley set a row of changes form the ethnic, historical and also geographical points of view. The mineral wells and the hills nearby are a beloved destination of many Milanesi in their leisure time. In the old town (Borgo) tourists can find here a theatre, two hotels, various trattorias and also barns and stables. Thank to its atmosphere, history, traditions, monuments and economy, “Borgo Insigne” has become a lively community with great future perspectives.