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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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Lonely Planet Pocket Milan (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet
Released: 2018-12-18
Paperback (160 pages)

Lonely Planet Pocket Milan (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world’s number one travel guide publisher*

Lonely Planet’s Pocket Milan 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 and catch an evening performance at Teatro alla Scala – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Milan and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Pocket’s Milan:

  • 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, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Free, convenient pull-out map (included in print version), plus over 19 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’s Pocket Milan is our colourful, easy to use, handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, providing on-the-go assistance for those seeking the best sights and experiences on a short visit or weekend break.

Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet’s Italy guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

‘Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times

‘Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media (Australia)

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DK Eyewitness Milan and the Lakes (Travel Guide)

By DK Eyewitness

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

DK Eyewitness Milan and the Lakes (Travel Guide)
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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.

Rick Steves Snapshot Milan & the Italian Lakes District

By Rick Steves

Rick Steves
Released: 2018-01-16
Paperback (112 pages)

Rick Steves Snapshot Milan & the Italian Lakes District
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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).

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

By Fabrizia Villa

imusti
Released: 2016-03-01
Paperback (192 pages)

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

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Milan and the Lakes (Pocket Travel Guide)

By DK Eyewitness

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2018-04-17
Paperback (160 pages)

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Milan and the Lakes (Pocket Travel Guide)
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An unbeatable, pocket-sized guide to best of Milan and the Lakes, packed with photos and maps, insider tips, useful advice, and a laminated pullout map of the area.

Top 10 lists showcase the best places to visit in Milan and the Lakes, from the Duomo and Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper in Milan to Lake Como and Lake Garda. Nine easy-to-follow itineraries explore Milan and the Lakes' most interesting sights--from vibrant Milanese neighborhoods and well-curated museums to historic villages and beautiful churches--while reviews of the best hotels, shops, and restaurants in Milan and the Lakes will help you plan your perfect trip.

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

Rick Steves Italy 2019

By Rick Steves

Rick Steves
Released: 2018-09-18
Paperback (1242 pages)

Rick Steves Italy 2019
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From the Mediterranean to the Alps, from fine art to fine pasta: with Rick Steves on your side, Italy can be yours! Inside Rick Steves Italy 2019 you'll find:
  • Comprehensive coverage for planning a multi-week trip to Italy
  • Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites
  • Top sights and hidden gems, from the Colosseum and Michelangelo's David to corner trattorias and that perfect scoop of gelato
  • How to connect with local culture: Walk in Caesar's footsteps of through the ruins of the Forum, discover the relaxed rhythms of sunny Cinque Terre, or chat with fans about the latest soccer match (calcio, to locals)
  • Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight
  • The best places to eat, sleep, and experience la dolce far niente
  • Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums
  • Vital trip-planning tools, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place
  • Detailed maps, including a fold-out map for exploring on the go
  • Useful resources including a packing list, Italian phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading
  • Over 1,000 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down
  • Annually updated information on Venice, Padua, The Dolomites, Lake Country, Milan, Italian Riviera, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Hill Towns of Central Italy, Siena, Tuscany, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Capri, the Amalfi Coast, and much more
Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Italy 2019.

Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out Rick Steves Best of Italy. Want to explore off-the-beaten-path Italy instead? Pick up Rick Steves Sicily.

The Monocle Travel Guide to Milan: The Monocle Travel Guide Series

Gestalten
Released: 2018-03-27
Hardcover (148 pages)

The Monocle Travel Guide to Milan: The Monocle Travel Guide Series
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Monocle reports from around the globe. As its Edited bys 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.

Streetwise Milan Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Milan, Italy (Michelin Streetwise Maps)

By Michelin

Michelin
Released: 2018-02-15
Map

Streetwise Milan Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Milan, Italy (Michelin Streetwise Maps)
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REVISED 2018

Streetwise Milan Map is a laminated city center map of Milan, Italy. The accordion-fold pocket size travel map has an integrated metro map including lines & stations.

Coverage includes:
Main Milan Map 1:16,000
Milan City Center Map 1:12,000
Milan Area Map / Milan Metro Map

Dimensions: 4" x 8.5" folded, 8.5" x 36" unfolded

Milan is the design center of Europe, famous for the fashion houses that are based here, the sophisticated and yet simple cuisine that celebrates the finest ingredients and the cultural treasure trove you may find in the museums and churches. When you think of sleek stylish design, you are most likely thinking of something that originated in Milan, Italy. There is an atmosphere for all to savor. The Milanese love excitement, variation, work and their state of mind probably contributes to their success in fashion, food, and culture. Milan is heaven on earth for serious shoppers. The Brera district immediately north of the Duomo is where you'll find the famed golden triangle. Mention via della Spiga or via Montenapoleone to any fashionista and watch them swoon. You can find the best of everything connected with style and design in this compact, highly charged consumer paradise.

The STREETWISE® map of Milan, complete with street, site and hotel index, enables you to explore all the areas that make Milan an elegant and glamorous city. We include a very detailed map of Milan City Center which encourages you to wander, explore and discover on foot all the city's cultural sites, like the breathtaking Duomo, one of the world's largest cathedrals and La Scala, filled with drama both on and off the stage. Milan's art galleries, many housed in former Palaces and churches, are home to a host of significant works including da Vinici's Last Supper.

Fodor's Milan 25 Best (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's
Released: 2015-05-12
Paperback (128 pages)

Fodor s Milan 25 Best (Full-color Travel Guide)
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This book identifies and explores in depth the top 25 sights in Milan in a compact, pocket-sized guidebook that also covers other popular spots and major neighborhoods all over the city, including shops, entertainment options, restaurants, hotels, and useful details like helpful web sites and travel information to make your short trip to Milan a great trip.

This guide is updated annually. 

This travel guide includes:
· A useful, weather-resistant pullout city map and a metro map for easy navigation
· Full-color photos and full-size street maps of major neighborhoods.
· Neighborhood walks that show off the best of the city with self-guided tour ideas
· Essential info – hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, and more
· Popular day-trip destinations.
· A two-day itinerary to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path.
· Many hotel, restaurant, and entertainment recommendations
· Major sights covered include the Arco della Pace, Basilica di Sant' Ambrogio, Ca' Granda, Teatro alla Scala, Santa Maria della Passione, Santa Maria delle Grazie, San Maurizio, San Lorenzo Maggiore, Pinacoteca di Brera, Castello Sforzesco, Duomo, Corso Magenta, Navigli, Parco Sempione, and Palazzo Reale.

With its full-color photography and top 25 to do lists, Fodor’s 25 Best books are the perfect companion for any traveler. A pull out map with major sights marked, is included.  

About Fodor’s: 
Written by locals, Fodor’s travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years.


 
 
 

 
 
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