The province of Lodi is located in the northern Italian region of Lombardy. The capital city of the province, also called Lodi, was founded in the year 1158 by Frederick of Hohenstaufen. Lodi sights to see include one of the most beautiful squares in Italy, Piazza della Vittoria. This piazza, or square, is the only example in the world of a square that has porticoes on all four of its sides; it’s a spectacular sight due to the varied types of buildings lining it. One of the buildings lining the square is the Cathedral, or Duomo; construction on the Cathedral began the very first day of the foundation of the city. Another amazing attraction is the Tempio Civico dell’Incoronata, a church that has become famous for being an excellent example of Renaissance art in Lodi. Head out of the capital city to check out the town of Lodi Vecchio, or Old Lodi, founded by the Celts; you’ll find archaeological remains dating to Roman times and the Church of San Bassiano, with Romanesque and Gothic architectural elements. If you need something fun to do in northern Italy for a weekend, Lodi could be the perfect place for you.
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