Many of the premier attractions that draw millions of tourists to Italy every year are in Northern Italy. The north is home to the Italian Alps, the great cities of Venice, Milan and Verona and the resorts in Italian lakes (Lake Como, Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore) and along the coast at Cinque Terre. Northern Italy as a lot of attractions and good food, and offers a little something for everyone.

Visitors often think of Italy as a whole as a land of Mediterranean sunshine, but Northern Italy combines Mediterranean shores with the Lombard plains and the Alps. The climate varies considerably from region to region. The best weather is surely in April, May, June, September and October. The Italian Alps go into ski season starting in December.

Northern Italy is packed with attractions. Outdoors enthusiasts might enjoy sailing or fishing at Lake Garda or hiking in the Italian Dolomites. The religiously-curious can venture to Turin and the Cattedrale di San Giovanni Battista, where the Shroud of Turin is kept. Castles and villas converted to hotels throughout the region offer rural tourism. Great monuments, buildings and works of art are found throughout the region, such as Venice's Palazzo Ducale, Milan's Pinacoteca di Brera art gallery and Padua's Basilica di Sant'Antonio.

Travelers should also take full advantage of Northern Italy's fine food and explore dishes that are unknown to them. Piedmont region is often described as Italy's finest wine-making area, so be sure to enjoy a bottle of vino as well.

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