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Milan


Milan (Italian: Milano) is a city located on the plains of Lombardy in northern Italy. The city itself is relatively small in terms of geographical area, and has a population (as of December 2006) of 1,303,437. However, the city is also surrounded by a large metropolitan area, and when this is taken into account the total population of the area is around 7.4 million.

Milan is the financial center of Italy, and home to the Italian Stock Exchange (Italian: Borsa Italiana). Additionally, the area around the city is home to a large industrial base (including the automobile company, Alfa Romeo), and is internationally famous for its contributon to the world of fashion and design.

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Rick Steves Snapshot Milan & the Italian Lakes District

By Rick Steves

Rick Steves
Released: 2015-12-08
Paperback (128 pages)

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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Milan and the Italian lakes district.

In this compact guide, Rick Steves covers the essentials of Milan and the Italian lakes district, including Lake Como and Lake Maggiore. Relax in the sleepy village of Varenna, visit the Villa Taranto Botanical Gardens, or check out the museums in Sforza Castle. You'll get Rick's firsthand advice on the best sights, eating, sleeping, and nightlife, and the maps and self-guided tours will ensure you make the most of your experience. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves Snapshot guide is a tour guide in your pocket.

Rick Steves Snapshot guides consist of excerpted chapters from Rick Steves European country guidebooks. Snapshot guides are a great choice for travelers visiting a specific city or region, rather than multiple European destinations. These slim guides offer all of Rick's up-to-date advice on what sights are worth your time and money. They include good-value hotel and restaurant recommendations, with no introductory information (such as overall trip planning, when to go, and travel practicalities).

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Milan & the Lakes

By DK Travel

EYEWITNESS
Released: 2017-04-18
Paperback (248 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Milan & the Lakes
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Explore the exciting history, culture, architecture, and fashion of Milan. Discover museums, foods, shops, and more.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Milan & the Lakes.

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights.
   • Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation.
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Milan & the Lakes truly shows you this country as no one else can.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

Top 10 Milan & The Lakes (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

By DK Travel

Reid Bramblett Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
Released: 2015-04-07
Paperback (160 pages)

Top 10 Milan & The Lakes (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photography, and illustrations of any guide.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Milan and the Lakes is your pocket guide to the very best of this region of Italy.

Visit the most gorgeous villas and gardens, explore beautiful lakes, and see historic palaces and castles when you head to Milan and the Lakes. Our Top 10 Travel Guide will connect you with the best restaurants, bars, cafes, must-see museums and galleries, and even fun places to go with children. Embrace Milan's elegant style with the best places to shop for high fashion, and find the restaurants that serve superb wines and local delicacies with our insider tips to the best of Milan and the Lakes.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Milan and the Lakes

True to its name, this Top 10 guidebook covers all major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

  • "Don't miss" destination highlights
  • Things to do and places to eat, drink, and shop by area
  • Free, color pull-out map (print edition), plus maps and photographs throughout
  • Walking tours and day-trip itineraries
  • Traveler tips and recommendations
  • Local drink and dining specialties to try
  • Museums, festivals, outdoor activities
  • Creative and quirky best-of lists and more

The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Milan and the Lakes

Recommended: For an in-depth guidebook to the country of Italy, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Italy, which offers the most complete cultural coverage of Milan, the lake district, and Italy; trip-planning itineraries by length of stay; 3-D cross-section illustrations of major sights and attractions; thousands of photographs, illustrations, and maps; and more.

National Geographic Walking Milan: The Best of the City (National Geographic Walking Guide)

By Fabrizia Villa

Villa Fabrizia
Released: 2016-03-01
Paperback (192 pages)

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See the best of Milan with this streamlined walking guide, complete with step-by-step itineraries and maps to help you explore the city like a pro and navigate like a local. Created in a handy, take-along format, this guide is written by a seasoned travel writer to help conjure the spirit of the place enhanced by stunning photography. More than just a guidebook, Walking Milan is full of information about the city and its people.

Milan: The Considered Guide (The Considered Guides)

By Roads Publishing

Roads Publishing
Paperback (128 pages)

Milan: The Considered Guide (The Considered Guides)
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•Featuring recommendations from the city's coolest chefs, writers, artists and bloggers
•Contains all new photography

Stately, sophisticated and bold, Milan deserves its reputation as the fashion capital of Italy. A lodestone for designers, artists, photographers and fashionistas, travellers come to experience the birthplace of top brands like Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Prada. But Milan s rich history gives depth to this stylish exterior. The city s multi-faceted past is visible in its stunning architecture, with landmarks such as the Duomo Cathedral anchoring the surrounding streets. A hard-working city, Milan is the industrial capital of Italy, but this work ethic is complemented by an unparalleled aesthetic devotion. Soak up some opera in La Scala, admire Da Vinci s genius, and shop till you drop with these tips from our stylish contributors.

Lonely Planet Pocket Milan & the Lakes (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Paperback (160 pages)

Lonely Planet Pocket Milan & the Lakes (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Pocket Milan & the Lakes is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Admire the ageless marble facade of the Duomo, explore Milan's stunning collection of 20th-century art, or catch an evening performance at Teatro alla Scala; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Milan and the Lakes and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Milan & the Lakes:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out Milan map (included in print version), plus over 18 colour neighbourhood maps
  • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
  • Covers Parco Sempione, Porta Garibaldi, Brera, Duomo, San Babila, Navigli, Porta Romana, Corso Magenta, Sant'Ambrogio, Quadrilatero d'Oro, Giardini Pubblici, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Milan & the Lakes a colorful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximise a quick trip experience.

  • Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of the Italian Lakes? Check out our Lonely Planet Italian Lakes guide.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out our Lonely Planet Italy guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer, or Lonely Planet Discover Italy, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Lonely Planet Italy (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Abigail Blasi, Gregor Clark, Duncan Garwood & Brendan Sainsbury

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Lonely Planet Italy is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Take in a gondolier's sweet song while gliding past Venetian palaces, sample olives and wines as you traverse Tuscany's storybook hills, or be humbled amid thousands of years of Roman history and art; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Italy now!

Inside Lonely Planet Italy Travel Guide:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, cuisine, wine, customs
  • Free, convenient pull-out Rome map (included in print version), plus over 137 colour maps
  • Covers Rome, Turin, Piedmont, the Italian Riviera, Milan, the Lakes, Dolomites, Venice, Emilia-Romagna, Florence, Tuscany, Umbria, Abruzzo, Naples, Campania, Puglia, Sicily, Sardinia and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Italy, our most comprehensive guide to Italy, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Looking for just the highlights of Italy? Check out Lonely Planet Discover Italy, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions.
  • Looking for a guide focused on Rome, Florence or Venice? Check out our Lonely Planet Rome guide, Florence & Tuscany guide, and Venice & the Veneto guide for a comprehensive look at what each of these cities has to offer; Lonely Planet Discover Rome, a photo-rich guide to the city's most popular attractions; or Lonely Planet Pocket Rome, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

3 Day Guide to Milan: A 72-hour Definitive Guide on What to See, Eat and Enjoy in Milan, Italy (3 Day Travel Guides) (Volume 17)

By 3 Day City Guides

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (86 pages)

3 Day Guide to Milan: A 72-hour Definitive Guide on What to See, Eat and Enjoy in Milan, Italy (3 Day Travel Guides) (Volume 17)
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See. Eat. Sleep. Enjoy. A 72-Hour Guide to Milan, Italy. City breaks are perfect for those long weekends away. You go to a city and you’ve got only a short amount of time to see the sights, there’s no time to get distracted. But what if you don’t know exactly what to do and see? Which places to eat at? When the best time is to visit? Milan is renowned as one of Italy's (or the world for that matter) most fashionable cities -but beneath its cool exterior is a wealth of historic and artistic masterpieces, including the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, the Last Supper painting, and the famous La Scala Opera House. Travelers to Milan will find a fast-paced, glamorous city with a thriving cultural scene and an unapologetic love of shopping. An exciting blend of fashion, culture and architecture, Milan has much to offer any one who decides to visit this vibrant metropolis. Inside 3 Day Guide to Milan: A 72-hour definitive guide on what to see, eat and enjoy in Milan, Italy:
  • History - We’ve put together a historic overview of Milan and Italy, exploring the city’s beginnings as a small village to becoming one of the worlds most recognized trendsetters.
  • Climate - Being comfortable and enjoying yourself often links to the weather and when you go. Our brief guide to the usual climate of Italy and that of Milan can help you decide how to see the city, whether in warm summer or inviting spring.
  • City Overview - With a history so rich and varied, the design and culture all packed into this city, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. This guide provides information about all the favorite tourist spots and those that are lesser known, with it you’ll learn all there is to know about places to go in the city that you might not have even imagined were there.
  • Transport – Train or plane, however you want to get to Milan, it’s all made simpler with our handy guide to transport to and around the city. This book is packed with tips and tricks to help you keep travel stress free and cross the city like a local.
  • Sight-seeing - Helping you to make the most of your visit and turn your holiday into the trip of a life time this guide is full of attractions to suit any type of adventurer, including; architecture, museums, nightclubs, squares, music and culture.
  • 3 Day Itinerary - For those of you who aren’t sure exactly what you want to see but want to explore Milan to the fullest there’s a handy itinerary all drawn up for you. Just pick and choose which parts you want to use and your trip of a lifetime is set.
  • Best Places for Any Budget - With comprehensive lists and reviews of the best places to eat, sleep and enjoy a night out all arranged by budget levels you’re bound to find something for you no matter what your budget is.
  • Grab your copy of 3 Day Guide to Milan: A 72-hour definitive guide on what to see, eat and enjoy in Milan, Italy to help you turn a weekend away into the trip of a lifetime.

    Milan PopOut Map (PopOut Maps)

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    Explore the metropolis of Milan with the help of this genuinely pocket-sized, pop-up map. Small in size yet big on detail, this compact, dependable, city map will ensure you don't miss a thing.

    * Includes 2 PopOut maps – a detailed street by street plan of the city centre as well as an overview map of greater Milan

    * Additional regional maps of the Italian Lakes and Milan Province are included as well as a metro map

    * Handy, self-folding, tourist map is small enough to fit in your pocket yet offers extensive coverage of the city in an easy-to-use format

    * Thorough street index is also featured and cross-referenced to the map so you can easily find your destination

    * Key places of interest are listed offering you advice on the best things to see

    Milan: The Monocle Travel Guide Series

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    Monocle reports from around the globe. As its editors and correspondents dart from city to city, they get to know the best places to rest their heads, stretch their limbs, and kick back with a contact in a hard-to-find cocktail bar. That information is now available in The Monocle Travel Guide Series: a line-up of titles that speaks to readers in an informed but informal way about everything from architecture to art, late-night bars to early-morning markets. Designed to be compact and collectible, these books go beyond the traditional tourist beats to make sure visitors get the best out of a city – no matter how short their stay. The guides are also discerning: they will not list a hundred places to eat, but they will focus on what is best for any occasion.


     
     
     

     
     
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