Historical municipality in the "Bassa Padania", the city of Lodi, for centuries stronghold of the Duchy of Milan, has soon become an independent and flourishing center, which for over forty years has experienced an impressive artistic splendor. Many consider it a true "jewel" of history and art, the city of Lodi has in fact many beauties to admire in the streets of the center: a visit to the Church of the Incoronata, in piazza della Vittoria, completely covered in gold and enriched by imposing and marvelous frescoes. And then visit the Visconti Castle, once a noble house and now the headquarters of the police headquarters and the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, one of the largest and oldest religious buildings in Lombardy. But Lodi hits the visitor from every corner of the city: among cafes, inns and museums it will be possible to enjoy the typical and happy life of Lodi in every corner. A popular saying claims that "A Lodi pass all willingly". And the commune of Lodi is also famous for its rich culinary offer. The typical Lodi cuisine is in fact tasty and tasty. Among the main dishes you can not miss a taste of "raspadura" (thin slices of parmesan cheese); rice with salamella, or tripe in white. There are also numerous recurrences and city festivities. Among the most important are the Feast of San Bassiano on 19 January, the city's Patron Saint and the Festival of Ethical Photography: a week dedicated to photography and journalism in which it will be possible to participate in museums, debates and theme workshops in the streets of the historic center .
The city of Lodi is well connected to the main national and international locations through the nearby airports of Milan-Linate (about 40 km) and Bergamo "Orio al Serio" (about 70 km). Also provided efficient connections by train or bus in the direction of Milan (Central and Rogoredo) and Cremona, about every two hours. Reaching the center of Lodi is in fact easy for travelers who come from the capital of Milan or the main localities of the region.
The city of Lodi is easily reachable by air both with flag carriers and low cost. To reach the city center from the "Milano Linate" stop, the "Starfly" bus service is recommended, which will take you directly to the Milan-Central train station. From here there are numerous connections between Milan and the railway station of Lodi.
The railway station of Lodi (Piazza della Stazione) is served by the Trenitalia and Trenord companies and offers connections to the main regional railway stations. Scheduled daily trips also with high-speed trains. The main destinations from Lodi are for the stations of Milan Central and Milan Rogoredo (about 20 minutes) and Cremona (about 40 minutes). To find timetables, destinations and to book the ticket, we recommend that you consult the website of the transport companies.
The city of Lodi is connected to many places in the region thanks to a dense network of suburban buses that depart and arrive at the bus station of Viale Dante (near the train station). The service is managed by the "Star" company, which operates daily connections between Lodi and the San Donato underground station in Milan. Urban transport, on the other hand, is served by the "Line" companies and the ticket price for a single journey is € 1.30. For details on timetables and itineraries, visit the website www.lineservizi.it
If you plan to spend a few days in the town of Lodi, the car is probably not the best choice. Much of the city's historic center is in fact forbidden to cars and there are no free parking areas.
The city of Lodi has a bike-sharing service managed by the C'entro bike company . For more details, consult the website.