"One of our favorite travel series, Cadogan Guides are British imports with a distinct personality. Authors have lived and traveled for years in the regions they cover and bring an in-depth knowledge of local history and culture to their guides."
"Classy but colorful with it...and offers advice on everything from walks to restaurants"
--The Scotsman (UK)
Milan takes style very seriously. Once the haunt of Leonardo da Vinci and the swaggering Sforza dukes, today it is home to the world's swankiest designer label shrines. Alongside one of Italy's most impressive hoards of art, you'll find a trove of sumptuous Baroque churches, palazzo-lined streets, and stylish new warehouse restaurants, clubs and jazz bars.
Personal recommendations and insider knowledge help you find the best of the city, from the winding lanes of the Brera to the chic shopping streets of the 'golden grid'.
60 hotels, 100 restaurants and 95 bars, plus clubs, music venues, opera and theatre are all personally reviewed.
You will also find 20 detailed maps, plus 8 pages of full color maps with grid-references to help you find every sight and recommendation in the guide.
There are also guided walks and itineraries that take you on a haute-couture extravaganza and through the city's medieval canals.
Discover Europe’s best-dressed city: Milan, home of some of the world’s most luxurious clothes shops and most exclusive fashion houses. The guide uncovers all the best places to window-shop and to pick up a designer label. It also explores the city’s remarkable architectural heritage: from Galleria Vittorio Emanuele--the elegant glass-roofed arcade that encloses many of the finest boutiques, to the unmissable Piazza del Duomo--with its enormous 14th-century marble cathedral. Milan also finds time for art--with four world-renowned galleries and Leonardo’s 'Last Supper'; and for music--La Scala is the centre of Italian opera. After covering the highlights in depth, the guide includes extensive listings of the hidden gems, the little galleries, theatres, and concert venues that make the city tick. Detailed reviews of the best places to stay and eat out, along with full-color photographs, plenty of maps, and valuable practical information make this an essential companion for a business trip, shopping expedition, or art-lover’s pilgrimage.
Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls can be reached at: email@example.com