The lovely medieval city of Bergamo is a short haul from Milan. It's a walled city on a hilltop. In the old city the Thirteenth Century Palazzo della Misericordia Maggiore hosts the Donizetti Museum. For more information consult http://www.bestofbergamo.com/2010/07/bergamo-museum-dedicated-to-donizetti.html
The Accademia Carrara has a great art collection, focusing on Venetian masters including Botticelli. It has been closed for renovations so check out the following website before going. For more information consult http://www.filcoo.com/en/italy/tg/pinacoteca_dellaccademia_carrara_bergamo_guide.htm
Cremona is famous for nougat, mostarda, and violins. This is where Stradavarius plied his trade. Shop around if you are in the market for any of the above. And don't miss the Museo Stradivariano. For more information consult http://musei.comune.cremona.it/PostCE-display-ceid-17.phtml
As fashion capital of Italy, if not the whole world, Milan deserves a top of the line fashion museum. It's called Milano's Museum of Fashion and Costume History. For more information consult http://www.milanozine.it/index.php?layout=doc&id=3&doc=1886&protetto=n&filtro=
The city of Milan is bursting with museums. The following website describes ten of them. Make your choices. For more information consult http://www.milan.world-guides.com/museums.html
Levi Reiss has authored or co-authored ten books on computers and the Internet, but to be honest, he would rather just drink fine Italian or other wine, accompanied by the right foods. He teaches classes in computers at an Ontario French-language community college. Visit his website www.travelitalytravel.com devoted to Italian travel with an accent on fine Italian wine and food. Visit his central wine website www.theworldwidewine.com with weekly reviews of $10 wine and columns devoted to various aspects of wine including wine and food, humor, trivia, organic and kosher wine and lots more.
Feel free to reprint this entire article which must include the resource box
Lombardy museums and galleries Return to the www.travelitalytravel.com home page