With a climate that is more Mediterranean than Alpine, the Italian Lakes host some of the finest gardens in Europe, Bellagio's Villa Melzi and Villa Serbelloni among them. GARDEN DESIGN The design of Italian gardens had its roots in ...
Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
Practical travel guide to the Italian Lakes featuring points-of-interest structured lists of all sights and off-the-beaten-track treasures, with detailed colour-coded maps, practical details about what to see and to do in the Italian Lakes, how to get there and around, pre-departure information, as well as top time-saving tips, like a visual list of things not to miss in the Italian Lakes, expert author picks and itineraries to help you plan your trip. The Rough Guide to the Italian Lakes covers: Milan, Lake Orta, Lake Maggiore, Lake Como, Bergamo, Lake Isea, Brescia and Cremona, Lake Garda, Verona and Mantua Inside this travel guide you'll find: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EVERY TYPE OF TRAVELLER Experiences selected for every kind of trip to the Italian Lakes, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Lake Maggiore to family activities in child-friendly places, like Milan or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Verona. PRACTICAL TRAVEL TIPS Essential pre-departure information including the Italian Lakes entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more. TIME-SAVING ITINERARIES Carefully planned routes covering the best of the Italian Lakes give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip. DETAILED REGIONAL COVERAGE Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options. INSIGHTS INTO GETTING AROUND LIKE A LOCAL Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for swimming, watersports and eating out. HIGHLIGHTS OF THINGS NOT TO MISS Rough Guides' rundown of Lake Orta, Lake Como, Bergamo, Lake Isea's best sights and top experiences help to make the most of each trip to the Italian Lakes, even in a short time. HONEST AND INDEPENDENT REVIEWS: Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, to help to find the best places in the Italian Lakes, matching different needs. BACKGROUND INFORMATION Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter features fascinating insights into the Italian Lakes, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary. FABULOUS FULL COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Limone sul Garda and the spectacular Piazza del Duomo. COLOUR-CODED MAPPING Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in Brescia and Cremona, Mantua and many more locations in the Italian Lakes, reduce need to go online. USER-FRIENDLY LAYOUT With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.