* '''Dream Hotel Como''', Via Vignetta Loc. Graffignana, 20070, Appiano Gentile, Italy, Tel: +39-031.89.14.67 Fax: +39-031.89.14.68, [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com], [http://www.dreamhotelcomo.com/ Dream Hotel Como Website]. Motel situated close to Lake Como and Milan. (not on the lake and not in Como town)
*'''Castello di Carimate'''. Piazza Castello, 1, Carimate, 22060, Tel. +39 031.791770, Fax +39 031.790683 [http://www.castellodicarimate.com/en/index.htm]. The Hotel Castello di Carimate, a 4-star hotel near Como, offers an exclusive restaurant, golf course, wellness center and a modern meeting rooms. (not on the lake and 13 kilometres from Como town)
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Lombardy or Lombardia is a northern region of Italy.
Val Camonica: UNESCO heritage site, medieval towns, castles, holy art in chuerches, roman sanctuary and theatre/anphiteatre, ski sports.
The Longobardis occupied the Peninsula in the 6th century, and the territory has been named after them ever since.
Lombardy is a prosperous region with fertile soil and a temperate climate. As in Piedmont, the Po Valley is the site of much heavy industry. High mountains in the north, marking Italy’s frontier with Switzerland, provide excellent skiing and climbing.
Milan is serviced by two airports, Malpensa and Linate. Check their website for information.
There are also smaller airports in Brescia (Montichiari airport) and Bergamo (Orio al Serio airport, which is the destination of many low fares flight).
Road and train links connect the region with Switzerland. As Switzerland is not part of the EU, there is a possibility that you will be delayed by checks at the border, although these are infrequent and usually not rigorous. Remember your passport.
You can use cars or catch Trains
Lombardy’s most famous culinary inventions are minestrone soup and osso buco (literally "ox knuckles"). To the west of Milan lie miles of rice fields, where the rice for risotto alla milanese is grown.
The wineries in Franciacorta, around Erbusco, produce many excellent wines. The region has been elevated to the status of DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata).
Other remarkable zones for wine are Oltrepò Pavese (which is the zone around Pavia on the south banks of Po river) and the countrysides around Garda Lake.
Valtellina also produces excellent wines, famous for their strong taste and flavour.
As every big city in the world, Milan has also many high quality restaurants, wine bars and Enoteche (wine store) where you can find high class wines from all over the world.