Varenna, on Lake Como, Lombardy Despite being the economic heartland of Italy, Lombardy has a lot to offer to nature lovers. Its mountains provide skiers and hikers with a playground both winter and summer. Other visitors can lounge around magnificent lakes and admire delightful landscapes. Lovers of architecture and history will not be left out with Milan's extraordinary "duomo" or Sforza castle, without forgetting Pavia so rich in art and history or wonderful Mantua, jewel of the Renaissance. As for the gastronomes, the delights risotto, osso buco and other delicious dishes await them. How can you resist all that? Especially as the real estate market in Lombardy offers many properties for sale, some of them at very attractive prices. So, will it be an apartment in Milan or a villa on the banks of Lake Como?