The art and architectural gems of
Italy’s Lombardy region.
Lombardy is one of the least-known regions of
Italy, and yet it holds a great many surprises for lovers of nature and
art, boasting splendid villas and gardens along the banks of Lake Como
and Lake Garda, medieval villages, countless monuments and buildings,
and statues and paintings dotted all across the region, from the plains
south of the city to the foothills of the Alps in the north.The many
marvelous places that one will discover through the eyes of this
well-loved art critic include the Romanesque basilica of San Pietro al
Monte perched high on a mountainside; the fabulous marquetry designs by
Lorenzo Lotto in Bergamo Cathedral; the prehistoric rock etchings in the
Valcamonica; Mario Botta’s stunning Santa Maria degli Angeli chapel on
Monte Tamaro; the eighteenth-century villa of Balbianello on Lake Como;
and, not least, the Romanesque church of San Michele in Pavia.
Boktitel: Lombardy. 127 Destinations for Discovering. Art, History, and Beauty Författare: Philippe Daverio Bokförlag: Rizzoli
was born in 1949 in the Alsatian town of Mulhouse, France. A professor
in the department of architecture at Palermo University, he also teaches
at the Milan Politecnico, in the department of design. He is the editor
in chief of the magazine Art e Dossier. He is the creator and
host of the TV shows Passepartout, Emporio Daverio, and Il Capitale, and
is the author of many books. Since 2014, Daverio has been the director
of Milan’s Museo del Duomo (Cathedral Museum).