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.
Milan has always been a choice destination. What Milan has always offered is chic and so discreet that many casual visitors have initially failed to spot its charms. For those who do want to discover Milan´s secrets and who are prepared to venture behind the city´s somewhat austere façades, the city offers a fine experience. Milan is culturally rich. The city is home to the world-famous La Scala opera house. There are enough museums and art galleries to keep any art lover happy - indeed the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana is one of the greatest European art collections. Though Milan lost buildings during World War II, it has many fine architectural examples from the Roman period through to the 20th century: basilicas, churches, chapels, castles, palaces - even the monumental Stazione Centrale is of historical and architectural significance. For shoppers, the city´s Sunday antique markets and the bohemian villages in the south of the city present another Milan - quieter, more relaxed. The neighborhood stores - the pasticcerie, the salumerie - are a delight. At the other end of the scale, Milan is home to the world´s greatest fashion houses: Versace, Fendi, Armani, Dolce e Gabbana. A great number of tourists come here solely for the fashion - to buy, to seek, and to be seen. At certain times of the year, fashion shows are the attraction, at other times the sales, where the promise of a Versace or Armani item at a fraction of the original cost entices shoppers from all over Europe. With some careful planning, a visit to Milan can be a thoroughly enjoyable experience. With art collections to rival those in any other European city and with some stunning Romanesque and Renaissance architecture, Milan will satisfy tourists in search of culture. At the other end of the scale, it is a fun city, with superb restaurants, a lively bar and nightlife scene, and excellent shopping. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Angelo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048316/bk_acx0_048316_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Milan is famous for its wealth of historical and modern sights - the Duomo, one of the biggest and grandest Gothic cathedrals in the world, La Scala, one of the best established opera houses in the globe, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, an ancient and glamorous arcaded shopping gallery, the Brera art gallery, with some of the finest artistic works in Europe, the Pirelli tower, a majestic example of 1960s modernist Italian architecture, the San Siro, a huge and famed stadium, or the Castello Sforzesco, a grand medieval castle and the UNESCO´s World Heritage Site Santa Maria alle Grazie Basilica, containing one of the world´s most famous paintings: Leonardo da Vinci´s The Last Supper. 1. Language: English. Narrator: JD Kelly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104026/bk_acx0_104026_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Get on a plane today and see Europe and its hottest attractions! If you´re planning a getaway, nothing´s more perfect than Getaway Guides! Everything you need in one book for your travels to Europe! Know the tourist attractions, best beaches, and which districts to shop in! Don´t waste your time searching over the Internet, asking friends or family, find it yourself inside! See the Eiffel Tower, The Tower Bridge, and the Grand Canal! Amazing beaches, lists of them with one click of your mouse! Ibiza, Los Canos de Meca, Isa Bella, and the most amazing Harbor Beach! Looking to do your shopping? No need to worry, we have them listed too for Milan, Paris, Florence, and Moscow Right after your enjoy the districts sit and enjoy Europe´s finest cuisines! So may too choose from like Maison Troisgos, Amador, Le Louise XV, and Noma leave you speechless Don´t hesitate today! Get on it and download your next destination and be prepared for your next trip! Download now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Millian Quinteros. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037248/bk_acx0_037248_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the best book combination out there! It includes an Italy travel book and helps you learn Italian at the same time. Get your copy today! Italy: Recent data on international tourism from the United Nations World Tourism Organization and the World Bank reveal that Italy ranks as the fifth most popular tourist destination in the world, with more than 46 million tourists annual generating revenues of approximately €136 billion, an equivalent of more than $180 billion. In spite of its small, boot-shaped appearance amid its huge neighbors on the world map, Italy has been known for its greatness throughout the centuries. Aside from conceiving immensely satisfying food like pasta, pizza, and a wide variety of mouth-watering desserts, Italy is known for its contributions in many fields, which have brought about progress and continue to influence human development. Paying homage to many of the great names that enriched civilization is one of the reasons why many tourists consider it their favorite destination with great passion. Here is what is inside.... The Passion for Italy The Sicilian Surprise The Florentine Fulfillment The Milan Mania The Roman Resplendence The Venetian Venture Much, much more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Millian Quinteros. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041203/bk_acx0_041203_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Now in its twelfth edition, The Rough Guide to Italy is full of painstakingly researched information and inspiration to help you enjoy every moment of your Italian adventure. Whether you´re after action or relaxation, Italy won´t disappoint - from touring Tuscan hill towns to wine-tasting your way around Friuli-Venezia Giulia, lazing on the Amalfi Coast to shopping till you drop in Milan, brushing up on Renaissance art in Florence to kitesurfing in Sardinia, Rough Guides´ expert tips and jaw-dropping photos give you everything you need for the perfect stay in Italia. And although it´s hard to go wrong with food in Italy, we´ve got the lowdown on the most authentic rustic trattoria, Michelin-starred restaurants and favourite aperitivi haunts, not to mention the best places to learn how to cook like a local. Full-colour maps throughout - at regional and city level - ensure you won´t lose your way. There are also suggested itineraries to help with planning, reliable reviews of the best places to stay, from welcoming agriturismi to stylish city-centre hotels, plus in-depth and engrossing sections on Italy´s history, art and architecture and groundbreaking film industry, and finally a handy language guide. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Italy.
Angel Summer looks as if she has found her happy ever after. She’s married to the love of her life, sexy footballer Cal, they have a beautiful baby girl and Angel is Britain’s top glamour model. But all is not as it seems and there is heartache in store. When Cal is transferred to AC Milan, Angel feels isolated being so far away from her family and friends instead of embracing the WAG lifestyle of designer shopping and pampering. Surrounded by beautiful people, will Angel and Cal pull together or will they turn elsewhere to seek comfort? Angel´s worst nightmares come to life when an old flame of Cal´s comes back on the scene and suddenly Angel is fighting to save her marriage and herself… 1. Language: English. Narrator: Annie Aldington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000513/bk_rhuk_000513_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An object of both function and fascination—defying easy classification—Crateri #2 Vase is a poetic expression of artist-designer Andrea Anastasio’s material research, extensive world travel, and profound observations about the nature of life in the 21st century. We have our collective eye on Anastasio. He’s unlike any designer we’ve met before. Born in Rome, he currently divides his time between Naples, India, and wherever chance leads him. Always searching for deeper, hidden meanings and authentic expressions of the “self;” he’s made his name as an artist, an academic, a philosopher, an industrial designer—a commercially successful one at that, particularly with his Giocasta lighting collection for Artemide—and an advocate for regional craft production. Not for nothing was the late, great Ettore Sottsass an admirer and mentor. These days, Anastasio is creating objects that may not be easy to define, but that have a beauty and a presence that can’t be ignored. Unveiled last April in Milan in an exhibition entitled Checkpoint, Anastasio’s Crateri #2 is an unexpected assemblage: a hand-blown borosilicate glass vase filled with plastic shopping bags from around the world. The result collides local and global, treasure and trash, art and consumerism. And if for some reason the symbolism doesn’t float your boat, we’re sure you’ll be blown away by how incredibly cool your flowers will look in this fully functional vase. L´ArcoBaleno is also offering Anastasio´s Crateri #1 Vase.
An object of both function and fascination—defying easy classification—Crateri #1 Vase is a poetic expression of artist-designer Andrea Anastasio’s material research, extensive world travel, and profound observations about the nature of life in the 21st century. We have our collective eye on Anastasio. He’s unlike any designer we’ve met before. Born in Rome, he currently divides his time between Naples, India, and wherever chance leads him. Always searching for deeper, hidden meanings and authentic expressions of the “self;” he’s made his name as an artist, an academic, a philosopher, an industrial designer—a commercially successful one at that, particularly with his Giocasta lighting collection for Artemide—and an advocate for regional craft production. Not for nothing was the late, great Ettore Sottsass an admirer and mentor. These days, Anastasio is creating objects that may not be easy to define, but that have a beauty and a presence that can’t be ignored. Unveiled last April in Milan in an exhibition entitled Checkpoint, Anastasio’s Crateri #1 is an unexpected assemblage: a hand-blown borosilicate glass vase filled with plastic shopping bags from around the world. The result collides local and global, treasure and trash, art and consumerism. And if for some reason the symbolism doesn’t float your boat, we’re sure you’ll be blown away by how incredibly cool your flowers will look in this fully functional vase. L´ArcoBaleno is also offering Anastasio´s Crateri #2 Vase.
Franz Liszt lived on Lake Como. Pliny and Virgil lived here in Roman times, and they called it the most beautiful place in the world. It hasn´t changed. From the hills above the lake, you can see the Matterhorn in the distance. This is based on our larger book, Milan and the Italian Lakes. Here we zero in on the most popular of them. We travel to grow - our Adventure Guides show you how. Experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise - sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people, joining in the festivals and celebrations. This can make your trip life-changing, unforgettable. All of the detailed information you need is here about the hotels, restaurants, shopping, sightseeing. But we also lead you to new discoveries, turning corners you haven´t turned before, helping you to interact with the world in new ways. That´s what makes our Adventure Guides unique. The guide provides everything you´ll ever need to know for planning a trip to this stunning holiday destination, from places to stay and eat, and practical travel advice, to what to pack and when to go. It also features up-to-date information on all the exciting activities and adventures just waiting to be enjoyed - from visiting the stunning lake with its fabulous Roman villas and beautiful vistas, to discovering the hidden treasures of the region´s unforgettable palaces, churches and museums. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Christensen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029552/bk_acx0_029552_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.