Monday, 15 July 2019

Go shopping in fashion capital Milan with the NEW Rough Guide to The Italian Lakes travel guide


Click HERE to buy the Rough Guide to The Italian Lakes travel guide

Graced with natural beauty, the sublime Italian Lakes are a place to draw breath and wonder. Classic imagery of flower-bedecked balconies, Baroque gardens and Art Nouveau villas abounds the likes of Lake Garda, Iseo, Como and Maggiore, while beguiling old waterfront villages are wedged onto narrow beaches beneath rugged cliffs. Between the lakes are some of Italy's finest art cities, from refined Milan to laidback Verona; this fully updated Rough Guide will help you to discover the best of the region.

Italian Lakes Top 10

1. Lake Como

2. Franciacorta Vineyards

3. Shopping in Milan

4. Opera in Verona

5. Orta San Giulio, Lake Orta

6. Waterfront Cafes

7. Mantua

8. Taking a Boat Ride

9. Historic Lakefront Villas

10. The Last Supper

Features of The Rough Guide to the Italian Lakes:

– Detailed regional coverage: provides in-depth practical information for each step of all kinds of trip, from intrepid off-the-beaten-track adventures, to chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas. Regions covered include: Milan, Lake Orta, Lake Maggiore, Lake Como, Bergamo, Lake Iseo, Brescia, Cremona, Lake Garda, Verona, Mantua.

– Honest independent reviews: written with Rough Guides’ trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, and recommendations you can truly trust, our writers will help you get the most from your trip to the Italian Lakes.

– Meticulous mapping: always full-colour, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys. Find your way around the cobbled streets of Bellagio, the pretty knot of lanes in Sirmione’s old town, and many more locations without needing to get online.

– Fabulous full-colour photography: features a richness of inspirational colour photography, including beautiful, pink-tinted Verona and the spectacular gardens of Isole Borromee.

– Things not to miss: Rough Guides’ rundown of Milan’s, Lake Orta’s, Isola Madre’s and Varenna’s best sights and top experiences.

– Itineraries: carefully planned routes will help you organise your trip, and inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences.

– Basics section: packed with essential pre-departure information including getting there, getting around, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, shopping and more.

– Background information: comprehensive Contexts chapter provides fascinating insights into the Italian Lakes, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.

Authors: Lucy Ratcliffe, Matthew Teller and Kiki Deere

Whether you plan to go shopping in fashion capital Milan, feast on Italian cuisine in Bergamo’s fine restaurants or discover the violin-making traditions of Cremona, The Rough Guide to the Italian Lakes will help you discover the best places to explore, sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way.