Lodi is a small town located in the Po Valley, in Lombardy and the city is crossed by the Adda river and there are several interesting things to visit.
The city of Lodi is very famous for farms and for the production of very good made in Italy food products and engineering works for field irrigation.
There are many historical references to the city and I would suggest going to read the history of this city for more information.
There are many testimonies of the Roman age and many things to visit in this city and if you are ready to discover some of the most important things to see and what kind of food to eat read on this guide.
The maximum splendor of this city was during the period of the renaissance, so let’s discover it.
We can start our tour from the Duomo of Lodi and finish it with a visit to the Pinacoteca di Lodi and the Laudiana Library which houses about 100 thousand volumes that illustrate the history of Lodi, preserved from 500 to today.
Lodi Cathedral has been destroyed and rebuilt several times, but still preserving its authentic beauty.
Inside there are frescoes and ancient works of art that are definitely full of value. In the crypt are the remains of San Bassiano, the patron Saint of Lodi.
The Broletto is one of the symbolic buildings of Lodi and this has also been rebuilt several times but some parts are still original.
In the Piazza del Broletto there is a beautiful fountain built using a baptismal font. The Incoronata is one of the great masterpieces of the Lombard Renaissance.
The structure was direct by a Bramante inspiration with its segmented dome. Inside are preserved ancient frescos, furniture, and cabinets from the 1700s and a treasure trove of finely minced works.
Piazza Della Vittoria, also called Piazza Maggiore, is the main square of Lodi and Here the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, the Town Hall (Palazzo Broletto) and Palazzo Vistarini can be found and visited.
Some other monuments and museum worth a visit are:
There are many traditional recipes for the province of Lodi and the one I am going to pick in this article is the Risotto from Lodi with sausages.
In this region of Italy, the risotto is one of the top dishes, in fact, if you will go to Milan one of the top dishes is called Risotto Alla Milanese.
Here in Lodi they are cooking slowing the rice with water and wine and they are adding sausages cooked in a specific way to the creamy sauce of the Risotto.
Involtini Ripieni (Stuffed rolls) is another great dish, here the meat is cut very thin and rolled on some mortadella or Prosciutto Cotto and some vegetables.
Celery Ossibuchi is another great dish that you will be able to find probably only in Italy, this kind of meat is very nice and in the area of Lodi they are adding celery to the dish meanwhile in other regions they are adding peas.
If you want to check out some recipes here is a good link of these plates:
Lodi and the area that surrounds this city is pretty flat and not a lot of tourists are visiting this city but still like any other city in Italy there are beautiful things to see.
This city is very underrated and if you are in Milan or Pavia you should maybe spend some time also visiting one of the less-visited cities in the region, Lombardy.
The beauty of the church of L’incoronata alone is definitely worth your visit. You will find nice frescoes paintings and a beautiful church to take pictures of.
The culinary tradition in Lodi is very nice and if you are one of these guys or girls who love food I am pretty sure you will find amazing restaurants and places to go eat some great food.
I hope that you have some interest now in visiting Lodi and that this guide was a little helpful for you to figure out what to do.
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