Province of Lodi

Once a swampy and rugged area, which stretched between Adda, Lambro and the river Po, but which soon became a vast and rich area with an agricultural and industrial vocation. The province of Lodi is in fact a territory of passage but that brings together different cultures and traditions that blend in perfect harmony. And from the union of flavors and ancient traditions were born architectural jewels such as the Visconti Castle and the Basilica of San Bassiano, but also traditional dishes such as risotto alla campagnola and raspadura (thin slices of "grana dop" cheese). But there are also ancient farmhouses, historic villas and medieval villages in the Lodi area. And how to forget natural parks, forests and crystalline watercourses. Along the course of the Adda, in fact, which runs through the province of Lodi, you can enjoy beautiful walks outdoors but also appreciate the many and extravagant monuments dedicated to boatmen or washerwomen widespread in the territory. Moreover, on the banks of the southern course of the Adda, develops the Regional Park of the South Adda, a true haven of peace, which between paths and cycle paths will give the visitor moments of relaxation and fun. Regarding the territory, the province of Lodi includes 61 municipalities in total: the main one is the homonymous provincial capital but also the municipality of Sant'Angelo Lodigiano, famous for the famous castle, and the town of Codogno, among the most populous of the province. Also worth a visit are the centers of Orio Litta, in the Bassa Lodigiana and Maleo, where a scale reproduction of the famous Grotto of Lourdes is located. Overall, the province of Lodi has an area of about 700 km² and borders to the north with the province of Milan and Bergamo, to the east with the province of Cremona and Brescia and to the south with Emilia Romagna.

How to reach the province of Lodi

By car

Numerous and functional are the motorway arteries and the ring roads in the province of Lodi, which connect the provincial capital and the main localities with the nearby cities of Milan and Cremona in Lombardy but also with the localities of Italy such as Turin, Venice , Rome and Florence. Among the main highways and main arterial roads that cross the Lodi territory, the famous A1 motorway ("Autostrada del Sole") and the Lodigiana ring road. However, please note that the main localities in Lombardy as the capital of Lodi have established the LTZ within its historical center. To avoid long delays in access passages for cars is recommended the rental service with driver (NCC) offered by , which will allow you to comfortably reach the province of Lodi by car with professionals drivers and cars suitable to meet every need.

By plane

The province of Lodi does not have an airport in its territory but is in any case served, a short distance, from the airports of Milan-Linate (about 40 km) and Bergamo "Orio al Serio" (about 70 km). Greater, however, the distance from the Milan-Malpensa airport, which is about 90 km from the capital of Lodi. The presence of the three international airports guarantees direct connections not only with the main Italian destinations (Alghero, Bari, Brindisi, Cagliari, Catania, Crotone, Lamezia Terme, Palermo, Pescara, Trapani, Naples and Rome), but also with the most renowned capitals European companies through low-cost airlines. To reach the Milan Malpensa airport, the Malpensa Express service is recommended, which connects the Milan airport with the Milan-Central railway station and Milan-Porta Garibaldi, which provide direct connections to the Lodi railway station. For Milan-Linate, the Starfly bus service is recommended, which will take you directly to the Milan-Central train station, from where you can continue to the city of Lodi or the main Lodigian resorts.

By train or bus

The entire province of Lodi, located in a strategic position in the Lombardy region, is served by a dense railway network that offers regional, national (Turin, Venice, Florence, Rome and Naples) and international connections, even with "high-speed" routes ". The main hub lies in the capital: from Lodi, in fact, depart every day convoys from Piazzale della Stazione run by Trenitalia that connect the provincial capital with the stations of Milan-Central and Milan Rogoredo (about 20 minutes) and Cremona (about 40 minutes). To find timetables, destinations and promotions, it is advisable to visit the website of the transport company, where it will also be possible to buy the ticket. To reach the Lodi province by bus, it is possible to use the transport service offered by many private companies of extra-urban buses. Most of the buses that depart service and arrive from the bus station of Lodi (Viale Dante). The "Star" company, with its terminus at the bus station, offers connections to all the towns in the province and to the main cities in Lombardy such as Milan (stop at the San Donato underground station) and Cremona.

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