- Paperback: 248 pages
- Publisher: Dk Pub; Reprint, Revised edition (18 April 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1465457429
- ISBN-13: 978-1465457424
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.5 x 22.2 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 476 g
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The book's purpose is laid out on page 6: "This guide helps you to get the most out of your visit to Milan and the lakes of Northern Italy by providing detailed descriptions of sights, practical information and expert advice." The volume starts out by providing context--a map of Milan, a history of Milan, events throughout the year in Milan. In a relatively few pages, one develops a sense of this historic city.
Then, the coverage of the city, region by region. In the "Historic Centre," we find one of the great cathedrals, Duomo. Several pages portray the area, the cathedral itself, and the attractions of this venue. Of course, there is also discussion of the renowned opera house, La Scala. And so on. Area by area, we get a sense of this city.
Then, the lakes nearby--including Lake Garda, Lake Como, and Lake Maggiore. Since I stayed at a villa on the shores of Lake Como, perhaps a few words are in order about this lake. The lake is in the shape of an inverted Y, with Bellagio at the point where all three arms come together. I recall the glories of walking through the village, of taking part in discussions at the Villa Serbelloni, of taking a boat across the lake to enjoy my first espresso at the village of Cadenabbia. The heights surrounding the lake were most picturesque. The description of the villages and attractions around Lake Como are brief but illustrate its attractions nicely.
On it goes, including a discussion of "Travelers'' Needs," including places to stay, places to eat bars and cafes, entertainment, and the like.
Interested in Milan and the surrounding region? This is a nice resource to guide one's travel in this region.