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Lombardy is a region in northern Italy, located just south of the Alps and bordering Switzerland. It is one of the wealthiest and most populous regions in the country. Lombardy covers an area of more than 23,000 square kilometers, making it the fourth largest region in Italy.

The region is known for its stunning views, beautiful countryside, and delicious cuisine that includes freshwater fish from Lake Como and Valtellina's famous bresaola. Lombardy also offers many tourist sites to visit such as Milan's Duomo di Milano, a magnificent cathedral; Santa Maria delle Grazie Monastery which features da Vinci's mural painting "The Last Supper"; Bergamo's Venetian walls; Verona's Arena di Verona amphitheatre; and Pavia University which was founded in 1361 by Emperor Charles IV as one of Europe's first universities.

One interesting historical fact about this region dates back to 1476 when Italian poet-statesman Francesco Petrarch became the first person to be crowned with a laurel wreath on Easter Sunday in Pavia Cathedral - an event that symbolized humanism and freedom from feudalism during the Renaissance period.