Lombardy is the economic heart of Italy, with multi-national companies that extend across the main provinces of Brescia, Bergamo and especially Milan. The region itself is quite diverse in terms of climate and terroir so it is able to produce many different types of wines. Its frontrunners are undoubtedly its fabulous Franciacorta sparkling wines, which are made using the traditional method (like Champagne), and elegant reds made especially from Nebbiolo. Don’t miss the unique wines from Lake Garda and Oltrepo’ Pavese. Lombardy has five DOCG and 22 DOC wines.