Gardens of the Italian LakesGardens of the Italian Lakes



This book sets out to become the standard work on these gardens as there is nothing of this kind on the market at the moment. It will appeal both to the specialist and enthusiast preparing for a visit.

Author: Stephen Desmond

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 0711236305

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Page: 224

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The gardens of the Italian Lakes are a favourite destination for garden lovers and groups. The gardens around Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, in the far north of Italy, are admired throughout the world for their beauty and variety in a magnificent natural location. This book sets out to become the standard work on these gardens as there is nothing of this kind on the market at the moment. It will appeal both to the specialist and enthusiast preparing for a visit. The common factor for all these gardens is their setting in this landscape of exceptional scenery. Lake Como is a deep lake hemmed in like a fjord by towering mountains. Lake Maggiore has more the character of an inland sea, with ferries crossing to the famous island gardens for an afternoon in another world. Both lakes are lined with the towers, villas and grand hotels that speak of a complex history including key events in Italy's struggle to achieve nationhood, inspiration for a string of illustrious writers and composers, and a long line of distinguished visitors. The gardens include: Villa Melzi, Bellagio: an early 19th-century romantic park on the lake shore Villa Carlotta, Cadenabbia: a terraced 17th-century property with woodland Villa del Balbianello, Lenno: a famously picturesque loggia Villa D'Este, Cernobbio: a 16th-century cascade garden with royal connections Villa Cicogna Mozzoni, Bisuschio: an intact 16th-century villa garden Villa Della Porta Bozzolo, Casalzuigno: a rural baroque garden Isola Bella, Stresa: a well-known island garden Isola Madre, Stresa: an island retreat of flowers and birds Villa San Remigio, Pallanza: an Edwardian garden made by two lovers Villa Taranto, Pallanza: one of the world's great woodland gardens

Gardens of the Italian LakesGardens of the Italian Lakes



Describes the gardens of the villas along the banks of Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, and Lake Garda, and discusses how the lakeside geography affected traditional Italian garden design

Author: Judith Chatfield

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015029479006

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Page: 223

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Describes the gardens of the villas along the banks of Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, and Lake Garda, and discusses how the lakeside geography affected traditional Italian garden design

The Rough Guide to the Italian LakesThe Rough Guide to the Italian Lakes



magnificent views over all three branches of the lake, and are liberally sprinkled with evocative grottoes and statuary. It is thought that Pliny's villa stood up here. GARDENS OF THE ITALIAN LAKES With a climate that is more ...

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 9780241217535

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Page: 384

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Now available as an epub, the Rough Guide to The Italian Lakes is the most authoritative guide to this exquisitely beautiful region. Clear maps and detailed coverage of every attraction, from dramatic Lake Garda and dreamy Lake Como to scenic journeys and unforgettable hideaways on charming Lake Maggiore and lesser-known lakes such as Orta, Iseo and Lugano. Discover the majestic beauty of Verona, as well as the best shopping in Milan and the finest art in Bergamo and Mantua (Mantova). Itineraries suggest tailored trips, while knowledgeable accounts bring the area's Baroque gardens and Renaissance palaces to life. Rely on up-to-date recommendations of the best restaurants, bars, cafés, shops and hotels for every budget and to suit every taste. Follow epic walks and cycle ways, explore lakeside villas, visit medieval villages. Relax, draw breath and lose yourself in the spectacular Italian Lakes, with sharp, intelligent writing from experienced authors. Make the most of your time on EarthTM with The Rough Guide to The Italian Lakes.

The Rough Guide to the Italian LakesThe Rough Guide to the Italian Lakes



CENTRO LAGO LAKE COMO GARDENS OF THE LAKES With a climate that is more Mediterranean than Alpine, the Italian Lakes host some ofthe finest gardens in Europe, Bellagio's Villa Melzi and Villa Serbelloni among them.

Author: Lucy Ratcliffe

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 9781409359302

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Page: 384

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The Rough Guide to the Italian Lakes is the most authoritative guide to this exquisitely beautiful region. Clear maps and detailed coverage of every site and attraction, from dramatic Lake Garda and dreamy Lake Como to scenic journeys and unforgettable hideaways on charming Lake Maggiore and lesser-known lakes such as Orta, Iseo and Lugano. Discover the majestic beauty of Verona, with its unforgettable open-air opera productions, as well as the best shopping in Milan and the finest art in Bergamo and Mantua (Mantova). Knowledgeable accounts of all the major tourist sites and the hidden gems that characterise the Italian Lakes bring the area's Baroque gardens and Renaissance palaces to life. Rely on countless recommendations of the best restaurants, bars, cafés, shops and hotels in the Italian Lakes for every budget and to suit every taste. Follow epic walks and cycle ways, explore lakeside villas, visit medieval villages - all with expert background on everything from local wines to a handy Italian-language menu reader. Relax, draw breath and lose yourself in the beauty of the Italian Lakes, with sharp, intelligent writing from knowledgeable and experienced authors, whether you're planning a day trip or a leisurely holiday. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to the Italian Lakes. Now available in ePub format.

The Rough Guide to the Italian Lakes Travel Guide eBook The Rough Guide to the Italian Lakes Travel Guide eBook



PLANTING The extent and variety of plants on show in the gardens of the Italian lakes is simply dazzling. There are hundreds, probably thousands, of varieties; this little account omits far more than it could ever include.

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 9781789195705

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World-renowned 'tell it like it is' guidebook Discover the Italian Lakes with this comprehensive, entertaining, 'tell it like it is' Rough Guide, packed with comprehensive practical information and our experts' honest and independent recommendations. Whether you plan to explore Lake Como's picturesque waterfront villages, 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. 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. About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold globally. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy 'tell it like it is' ethos, the Rough Guides list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.

The Rough Guide to Italian Lakes Travel Guide eBook The Rough Guide to Italian Lakes Travel Guide eBook



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

ISBN: 9781839058141

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Page: 328

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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.

Moon Milan Beyond With the Italian LakesMoon Milan Beyond With the Italian Lakes



MOTTARONE CABLE CAR: For aerial views of Lake Maggiore and the town of Stresa, take a ride in the cable car to the summit of the Mottarone mountain, where you'll find a unique botanical garden and the thrilling Alpyland Alpine Coaster ...

Author: Lindsey Davison

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781640490536

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Page: 376

View: 446

Whether you're sipping espresso in Piazza del Duomo or relaxing lakeside, take on Italy at your own speed with Moon Milan & Beyond. Explore In and Around the City: Wander Milan's most interesting neighborhoods and relax in the nearby lake region, including Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, Lake Garda, and more Go at Your Own Pace: Choose from multiple itinerary options for exploring Milan, the lakes, and nearby towns designed for foodies, history buffs, art lovers, fashionistas, and more See the Sights: Marvel at Milan's skyline from the roof of the Duomo, see da Vinci's Last Supper, and window-shop along the Via Montenapoleone Get Outside the City: Stroll through the charming villages on the banks of Lake Como, kick back on Lake Garda's sandy beaches, or cast your line at a secluded fishing island in the sprawling Lake Maggiore Savor the Flavors: Try traditional Milanese cuisine like ossobuco and risotto Milanese, grab an espresso and cornetto at a local café, and linger over a long lunch on a sunny piazza Experience the Nightlife: Immerse yourself in Milan's vibrant aperitivo culture, sample sparkling wines from the Lombardy region, and bar-hop through the city's bustling late-night scene Get to Know the Real Milan: Follow local suggestions from Milan transplant Lindsey Davison Full-Color Photos and Detailed Maps Handy Tools: Background information on Milanese history and culture, plus tips on sustainable travel, what to pack, where to stay, and how to get around Day trip itineraries, favorite local spots, and strategies to skip the crowds: Take your time with Moon Milan & Beyond. Exploring more of Italy? Check out Moon Rome Walks or Moon Venice & Beyond.

Rick Steves Snapshot Milan the Italian Lakes DistrictRick Steves Snapshot Milan the Italian Lakes District



The gardens were principally built between 1400 and 1800, and have been carefully restored and embellished. The lakeside climate is amenable to species not otherwise common in northern Italy. Look for agaves, myrtles, ...

Author: Rick Steves

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781641712149

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Page: 112

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With Rick Steves, Milan and the Italian lakes are yours to discover! This slim guide excerpted from Rick Steves Italy includes: Rick's firsthand, up-to-date advice on Milan and the nearby lakes' best sights, restaurants, hotels, and more, plus tips to beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps Top sights and local experiences: Tour Milan's Duomo, marvel at The Last Supper, and enjoy a night at the opera. Relax in the sleepy village of Varenna, stroll through the Villa Taranto Botanical Gardens, or check out the museums in Sforza Castle Helpful maps and self-guided walking tours to keep you on track With selective coverage and Rick's trusted insight into the best things to do and see, Rick Steves Snapshot Milan & the Italian Lakes District is truly a tour guide in your pocket. Exploring beyond Milan? Pick up Rick Steves Italy for comprehensive coverage, detailed itineraries, and essential information for planning a countrywide trip.

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide Italian LakesDK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide Italian Lakes



< Around the Italian Lakes §IOGarda's Parks and Gardens Heller Garden, Gardone Established in 1901 by Arturo Hruska, this oasis of bamboo forest, magnolias, Japanese water features, ferns, edelweiss and much more is now owned by the ...

Author: Helena Smith

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9781409330479

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Page: 128

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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Italian Lakes will lead you straight to the very best on offer. Whether you're looking for the things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, or want to find the most picturesque lakes; this guide is the perfect companion. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 museums to the Top 10 events and festivals - there's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid. The guide is divided by area with restaurant reviews for each, as well as recommendations for hotels, bars and places to shop. You'll find the insider knowledge every visitor needs and explore every corner effortlessly with DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Italian Lakes. DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Italian Lakes - showing you what others only tell you. Now available in epub format.