Lombardy

Pizzo Coca is the highest peak in the Bergamasque Alps (3,050 m)
The Adda, the longest river within the region and tributary of the Po
The Alpine ibex (Capra ibex)
Moraine of Lake Garda
The Rock Drawings in Valcamonica are among the largest collections of prehistoric petroglyphs in the world.
For centuries, the Iron Crown of Lombardy was used in the Coronation of the King of Italy.
Member cities of the first and second Lombard League
Mantua as it appeared in 1575.
The Consulta of the République cisalpine receives the First Consul on 26 January 1802
The Five Days of Milan, 1848.
A view over the business district of Milan: with a metropolitan area of 7.4m people, it is Italy's most important industrial, commercial and financial center.
Palazzo Lombardia, the main seat of the government of Lombardy.
The provinces/metropolitan cities of Lombardy
The Rock Drawings in Valcamonica
The Last Supper, Convent of Sta. Maria delle Grazie, Milan, Italy (1499), by Leonardo da Vinci
The Fortified City of Bergamo
Remains of Roman forum in Brescia
Lake Garda
Lake Como
The Floating Piers by Christo and Jeanne-Claude on Lake Iseo (2016)
Grana Padano DPO
Gorgonzola cheese takes its name from the homonymous city near Milan
Risotto alla milanese with ossobuco
Tortelli di zucca with butter and sage
The auditorium of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
Dolce & Gabbana is headquartered in Milan.
Grana Padano (granular cheese)
Mascarpone (cream cheese)
Gorgonzola (blue-veined cheese)
Bitto (hard cheese)
Provolone Valpadana (pasta filata cheese)
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One of the twenty administrative regions of Italy.

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Kingdom of the Lombards

Early medieval state established by the Lombards, a Germanic people, on the Italian Peninsula in the latter part of the 6th century.

The Lombard possessions in Italy:
The Lombard Kingdom (Neustria, Austria and Tuscia) and the Lombard Duchies of Spoleto and Benevento
Lombard rule at the death of Alboin (572)
Theudelinda in a fresco by Zavattari
The Lombard Kingdom with its three main areas: Neustria, Austria and Tuscia
The Lombard rule at the death of Rothari (652)
A coin of Cunipert (688-700), king of the Lombards, minted in Milan.
Gravestone of Cunipert, Pavia Civic Museums.
Lombard's Domains at Liutprand's death (744).
Gravestone of Liutprand, Pavia, San Pietro in Ciel d'Oro.
Lombards domains after the conquests of Aistulf (751)
Adalgis, defeated by Charlemagne, opts for exile.
Giulio Cesare Croce
Alessandro Manzoni in a portrait by Francesco Hayez

The capital of the kingdom and the center of its political life was Pavia in the modern northern Italian region of Lombardy.

Lazio

One of the 20 administrative regions of Italy.

Relief map of Lazio
Panorama of the Aniene Valley
The Appian Way (Via Appia), a road connecting Ancient Rome to the southern parts of Italy, remains usable even today.
Alfa Romeo Giulia
Kiwifruit
Pecorino Romano Cheese
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Spaghetti alla carbonara
Bucatini all'amatriciana
Spaghetti alla Gricia
Fettuccine Alfredo
Guanciale
Carciofi alla Romana
Carciofolata
Cima di rapa
Romaine lettuce
Rigatoni con la pajata
Trippa alla romana
Lampredotto sandwich
Coda alla vaccinara
Abbacchio

Situated in the central peninsular section of the country, it has 5,864,321 inhabitants – making it the second most populated region of Italy (after Lombardy and just ahead of Campania) – and its GDP of more than €197 billion per year means that it has the nation's second largest regional economy.

Pope Paul VI

Head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 21 June 1963 to his death in 1978.

Official photograph, 1969
His father, Giorgio Montini, in 1909
Montini on the day of his ordination in 1920
Montini photographed alongside Pope Pius XII during his service at the Secretariat of State
Montini as the Archbishop of Milan c. 1956
Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini walking in Saint Peter's Square in 1962
Cardinal Montini at the opening of the new building of the RAS, Milan, 1962. Photo by Paolo Monti.
Pope Paul VI appears on the central loggia after his election on 21 June 1963
Pope Paul VI fully supported Cardinal Augustin Bea, credited with ecumenical breakthroughs during the Second Vatican Council.
Pope Paul VI after his election with the first Catholic U.S. president with whom he visited as Pope, United States President John F. Kennedy, 2 July 1963
The opening of the second session of Vatican II
Following his predecessor Ambrose of Milan, Pope Paul VI named Mary the "Mother of the Church" during Vatican II.
Pope Paul VI with Sister Lúcia, the seer of Our Lady of Fátima.
Pope Paul VI meets Jafar Shahidi, an Iranian Shia scholar.
The countries visited by Pope Paul VI
Relief commemorating Pope Paul VI's visit to Nazareth, 5 January 1964
Pope Paul VI's diamond ring and cross donated to the United Nations
The arrival of Pope Paul VI to Fátima, Portugal, in 1967.
The Pope Paul VI during his visit to the Sanctuary of Fátima in 1967
Paul VI at an audience in October 1977
Paul VI makes Karol Wojtyła (future Pope John Paul II) a cardinal in 1967.
Paul VI with Joseph Ratzinger (future Pope Benedict XVI) who was created cardinal in the 1977 consistory.
Paul VI with Albino Luciani (later John Paul I) in Venice
Aldo Moro, photographed during his kidnapping by the Red Brigades in 1978
Paul VI's body in the Vatican after his death
The Papal Tiara of Paul VI, now in the Crypt of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Tomb of Paul VI following his canonisation in October 2018
Tapestry of Paul VI on the occasion of his beatification on 19 October 2014
Canonization Mass held on 14 October 2018
A statue of Paul VI in Milan, Italy
Paul VI received the Grand Cross First Class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Pope Paul VI during an October 1973 audience
Pope Paul VI at Mount Tabor, during his 1964 visit to Israel
Paul VI's papal tiara, now in the Crypt of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini was born in the village of Concesio, in the Province of Brescia, Lombardy, Italy, in 1897.

Alessandro Manzoni

Italian poet, novelist and philosopher.

Portrait of Alessandro Manzoni
by Francesco Hayez
(Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, 1841)
Frontispiece of The Betrothed in the second definitive edition of 1840–1842
Manzoni's funeral procession in Milan

Manzoni's marriage proved a happy one, and he led for many years a retired domestic life, divided between literature and the picturesque husbandry of Lombardy.

Lombard language

Chart of Romance languages based on structural and comparative criteria
Lombard in Italy and Switzerland
The LSI, published in 2004

Lombard (native name: lombard / lumbáart, depending on the orthography; or ) is a Gallo-Romance language, consisting in a linguistic continuum spoken by millions of speakers in Northern Italy and Southern Switzerland, including most of Lombardy and some areas of neighbouring regions, notably the eastern side of Piedmont and the western side of Trentino, and in Switzerland in the cantons of Ticino and Graubünden.

Piedmont

Region in northwest Italy, one of the 20 regions of the country.

A Montferrat landscape, with the distant Alps in the background.
The Kingdom of Sardinia in 1856.
Maserati Levante
The campus of the Polytechnic University of Turin.
Rice fields between Novara and Vercelli.
Provinces of Piedmont.
The Juventus Stadium in Turin is the home of Juventus F.C., throughout the years the most successful Serie A club.
The Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi, in Nichelino, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Sacra di San Michele, a symbol of Piedmont
Excavator New Holland E 215B
Telescopic Handler Merlo Roto
Robot Comau Aura
High-speed train Alstom AGV
Eurofighter Typhoon
Alenia C27J Spartan
AMX
Vega C
Scouring
Carding
Combing
Weaving
Bulgari factory in Valenza
Cartier: Bismarck sapphire necklace
Cartier: Mackay emerald and diamond necklac
Vermouth Martini
Chocolate Gianduiotto
Nutella
White Truffles from Alba
Risotto ai funghi porcini

It borders the Liguria region to the south, the Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna regions to the east and the Aosta Valley region to the northwest; it also borders Switzerland to the northeast and France to the west.

Veneto

One of the 20 regions of Italy.

Venice, the primary tourist destination and the capital of Veneto
Lake Alleghe near Belluno
Cortina d'Ampezzo
The Piave River
The Venetian Lagoon at sunset
Relief map of Veneto
The Adige in Verona
The Tetrarchs were the four co-rulers who governed the Roman Empire as long as Diocletian's reform lasted. Here they are portrayed embracing, in a posture of harmony, in a porphyry sculpture dating from the 4th century, produced in Anatolia, located today on a corner of St Mark's Basilica in Venice.
The Horses of Saint Mark, brought as loot from Constantinople in 1204.
An 18th-century view of Venice by Canaletto.
The 13th-century Castel Brando in Cison di Valmarino, Treviso.
Veneto's provinces.
St Mark's Basilica, the seat of the Patriarch of Venice.
The Punta San Vigilio on the Lake Garda
Kiss of Judas by Giotto, in Padua.
Giorgione's The Tempest.
The Prato della Valle in Padua, a work of Italian Renaissance architecture.
Villa Cornaro.
Antonio Canova's Psyche Revived by Love's Kiss.
The Church of Santa Maria della Salute in Venice
A Golden bottle of Prosecco
Asiago cheese and crackers
A slice of tiramisù
Antonio Salieri
Antonio Vivaldi
Teatro La Fenice
The Arena of Verona
Teatro Salieri
Villa Barbaro
The Villa Capra "La Rotonda"
Villa Badoer
Villa Malcontenta
Villa Pisani (Bagnolo)
The mount Antelao
Lastoi de Formin (Cadore)
The start of Strada delle 52 Gallerie
A trait that shows the structure of the Calà del Sasso

After the Napoleonic Wars and the Congress of Vienna, the Republic was combined with Lombardy and annexed to the Austrian Empire as the Kingdom of Lombardy–Venetia, until that was merged with the Kingdom of Italy in 1866, as a result of the Third Italian War of Independence.

Lepontine Alps

The Lepontine Alps (Lepontinische Alpen, Alpes lépontines, Alpi Lepontine) are a mountain range in the north-western part of the Alps.

Zervreilasee
Blinnenhorn
Lago Ritom
St Gotthard Pass
Gerenpass
Pizzo di Claro
Greina Pass
Basodino
Piz Medel

They are located in Switzerland (Valais, Ticino, Uri and Graubünden) and Italy (Piedmont and Lombardy).

Lombards

The Lombards or Langobards (Langobardi) were a Germanic people who ruled most of the Italian Peninsula from 568 to 774, with origins near the Elbe in northern Germany and Scania in southern Sweden before the Migration Period.

Lombard possessions in Italy: the Lombard Kingdom (Neustria, Austria and Tuscia) and the Lombard Duchies of Spoleto and Benevento
Distribution of Langobardic burial fields at the Lower Elbe Lands (according to W. Wegewitz)
Lombard migration from Scandinavia
Lombard grave goods (6th-7th century), Milan, Lombardy
Plutei of Theodota, mid 8th century, Civic Museums of Pavia.
The Frankish Merovingian King Chlothar II in combat with the Lombards
King Liutprand (712-744) "was a zealous Catholic, generous and a great founder of monasteries"
Lombard Duchy of Benevento in the eighth century
Italy around the turn of the millennium, showing the Lombard states in the south on the eve of the arrival of the Normans.
The West-Germanic languages around the sixth century CE
The runic inscription from the Pforzen buckle may be the earliest written example of Lombardic language
Lombard warrior, bronze statue, 8th century, Pavia Civic Museums.
The Rule of Saint Benedict in Beneventan (i.e. Lombard) script
Church of Santa Sofia, Benevento
Lombard shield boss<BR>northern Italy, 7th century, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Lombard S-shaped fibula
A glass drinking horn from Castel Trosino
Lombard Goldblattkreuz
Lombard fibulae
Altar of Ratchis
8th-century Lombard sculpture depicting female martyrs, based on a Byzantine model. Tempietto Longobardo, Cividale del Friuli
Crypt of Sant'Eusebio, Pavia.

Their legacy is also apparent in the name of the region of Lombardy in northern Italy.

Milan

Roman ruins in Milan: the Columns of San Lorenzo
The remains of the Milan amphitheatre, which can be found inside the archaeological park of the Antiquarium in Milan
The biscione eating a child on the Visconti coat of arms
The Medieval Porta Ticinese (1100), is one of the three medieval gates of the city that still exist in the modern Milan.
The late 16th-century city encircled by the Spanish walls
Milan during the plague of 1630: plague carts carry the dead for burial.
Ceremonial reception of Russian Field Marshal Alexander Suvorov in Milan, April 1799
Popular print depicting the "Five Days" uprising against Austrian rule.
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II destroyed by Allied bombings, 1943
Piazza Castello during Expo 2015
Satellite picture of Milan
Navigli by night
Palazzo Marino, Milan City Hall
Giuseppe Sala, mayor since 2016
The city's nine boroughs
Palazzo Lombardia, headquarters of the regional government of Lombardy
Milan Cathedral is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world
Torre del Filarete of Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco), a historic medieval fortress.
The Royal Palace of Milan
Royal Villa of Milan, one of the finest examples of Neoclassical architecture in Lombardy
Art Deco Central railway station, the 8th busiest in Europe, opened in 1931
The Cimitero Monumentale, it is noted for the abundance of artistic tombs and monuments.
The Arch of the Peace, 1807
Sempione Park and the Arch of Peace
Santa Maria delle Grazie, 1497
St. Ambrose Basilica dates back from AD 379–386
The skyscrapers of Porta Nuova business district
Biblioteca Ambrosiana
Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper, together with the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Museo del Novecento displays the world's largest collection of Futurist art.
The Pinacoteca di Brera
The Triennale design and art museum
The San Carlo al Corso
Portrait
Founded in 1778, La Scala is the world's most famous opera house.
The Teatro dei Filodrammatici
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is one of the city's largest shopping centres.
Monument to Alessandro Manzoni
Risotto alla Milanese
Cotoletta alla Milanese
San Siro Stadium, home of A.C. Milan and Inter Milan, has a capacity of 80,000. It is Italy's biggest stadium.
Mediolanum Forum, home of Olimpia Milano
The Monza Formula One circuit is located near the city, inside a suburban park.
The University of Milan headquarters
Bocconi University is a leading institution for economics, management and related disciplines in Europe.
University of Milan Bicocca, the city's newest university, ranks as the 82nd best young college on over 300 institutions in the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Sharen'go cars in Piazza Duca d'Aosta
Milan Metro is Italy's longest rapid transit system.
Milano Centrale railway station
Typical trams operated by ATM
Malpensa Airport

Milan (,, Lombard: ; Milano ) is a city in northern Italy, capital of Lombardy, and the second-most populous city proper in Italy after Rome.