Art and Culture in Lombardy
In addition to its status as an economic powerhouse and populous center of business, Lombardy has long held a position as a center of art and culture. Material culture from as early as the epipaleolithic period has been found in the region. About 300,000 carvings by the ancient Camuni people have been found in the Valcamonica, a large valley in the eastern part of the region.
In addition to sites of pre-historic interest, Lombardy contains about 330 museums, covering varied subjects. Most notable are the l’Accademia Carrara in Bergamo, the Museum of Santa Giulia in Brescia, the Stradivari Museum in Cremona, and the National Museum of Science and Technology in Milan. Also of artistic interest, are particular famous works, such as Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper, which can be seen in Milan, at the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie.
Lombardy, inhabited since the epipaleolithic period, is undoubtedly a center of growing artistic and cultural development.