A Wander Through the Side Streets of Lombardy

Christine Smallwood Briefs

The northern region of Lombardy is home to some high-profile cities (Milan, Mantua, Brescia etc) whose piazzas and main roads have been photographed and analysed from every angle. But glance sideways as you stroll through these and the region’s smaller towns, to discover charming short cuts that are partially hidden and missed by visitors on a stopwatch schedule. Here are a few glimpses of less obvious side streets.