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Milan & the Lakes

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Essential Reading Package-EXITL535

Item EXITL535. Buy these 4 items as a set for $64 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

La Bella Figura, A Field Guide to the Italian Mind

ITL718
Beppe Severgnini
Broadway Books
2007
288
0767914406
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
1
0
0
0
Italians themselves love this guide to the Italian character, which addresses their never-ending passion for beauty, disorder and high emotion. The book opens with a snapshot of Malpensa Airport, then moves on to Tuscany, Rome, Naples and Sardinia.
$15.00

D.H. Lawrence and Italy

ITL62
D.H. Lawrence
Penguin
2008
495
0141441550
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
This omnibus Penguin Classics edition includes Lawrence's three travel tales, each very different in tone and all wonderful: Sea and Sardinia is a nostalgic look at traditional ways of life; Twilight in Italy, an evocation of Lawrence's memorable stay on Lake Garda; and Etruscan Places, his musings on ancient sites, including the painted tombs of Tarquinia.
$20.00

Eyewitness Guide Milan and the Lakes

ITL165
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
248
1465457429
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A superb guide to Milan and the Italian lakes featuring color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the area's attractions. Handsome, convenient and up-to-date, this is the guide to carry.
$20.00

Italian Lakes Map

ITL431
Litographia Artistica Cartographica
2012
2
8879141449
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed map of the Italian lakes region, including Orta, Lugano, Como and Maggiore, at the excellent scale of 1:100,000, produced in Italy.
$12.95

Lombardia Regional Map

ITL120
Touring Club Italiano
Touring Club Italiano
2013
2
8836511252
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful regional map of Lombardy.
$13.95

Milan Map

ITL618
Touring Club Italiano
Touring Club Italiano
2014
2
8836531202
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
An excellent map of Milan and surroundings at a scale of 1:15,000 by Touring Club Italiano.
$13.95

Blue Guide Northern Italy, from the Alps to the Adriatic

ITL48
Paul Blanchard
Lightning Source
2015
738
1905131011
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This guide by a popular tour leader provides a thorough overview of the history, art and architecture of northern Italy from Trieste across to the Valle d'Aosta, Venice, Verona, Milan, Genoa and Bologna.
$38.00

Cicerone Walking the Italian Lakes

ITA620
Gillian Price
Cicerone
2016
272
1852848243
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Cicerone's guidebook to 50 coastal strolls and full-day climbs around the Italian Lakes features routes around Garda, Maggiore, Como and Iseo. All routes are illustrated with clear maps and photographs.
$24.95

Culture Smart! Italy

ITL877
Charles Abbott
Kuperard
2016
168
1857338308
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, no-nonsense guide to Italian customs, etiquette and culture along with helpful travel advice.
$11.99

Lombardy, 127 Destinations for Discovering Art, History and Beauty

ITA586
Philippe Daverio
Rizzoli International
2016
180
0847849074
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This guide to 127 cultural sites in Lombardy unveils some of Italy’s best-kept secrets: Lake Como and Lake Garda, enchanting medieval villages, prehistoric rock etchings, 18th-century villas and countless monuments, statues and paintings.
$19.95

Lonely Planet Italian Phrasebook

ITL531
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
272
1743214413
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
1
0
0
0
A handy, palm-sized guide to pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

National Geographic Walking Milan, The Best of the City

ITA580
National Geographic
National Geographic
2016
192
1426216408
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A handy guide to the quintessential sights, pubs, markets and clubs of Milan.
$14.95

Eating Italy

ITA417
Jeff Michaud
Hachette
2013
304
0762445874
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
American head chef Jeff Michaud takes us along on his three-year culinary journey into the world of Italian cuisine. From Paladina to Alba, Venice to Florence and everywhere in between, he dedicates himself to perfecting the "stubborn simplicity" of the country’s gastronomic delights.
$35.00

Italianissimo

ITL983
Louise Fili, Lise Apatoff
Little Bookroom
2008
111
1892145545
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Divertingly illustrated, this A-to-Z guide profiles 50 very Italian customs and concepts from the notion of beauty (bellisimo) to the Italian disregard for lines (Fare La Coda).
$19.95

Italy, A Short History

ITL56
Harry Hearder
Cambridge University Press
2001
294
0521000726
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Elegantly written, generous and informative, this compact book takes in the sweep of Italian history from the Roman Republic through the Renaissance, World War II and up to the present.
$30.99

The Italian Renaissance

ITL562
J. H. Plumb
Mariner Books
2001
320
0618127380
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A well-written history of the Renaissance, its artists and thinkers, with chapters on Florence, Milan, Rome and Venice, Michelangelo, Da Vinci and Women of the Renaissance.
$16.95

The Italians

ITA528
John Hooper
Viking
2016
336
014312840X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Italy correspondent for The Economist Hooper explores Italy -- its baffling contradictions, unique character and contemporary culture -- in this illuminating portrait.
$17.00

Da Vinci's Ghost, Genius, Obsession, and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image

ITA346
Toby Lester
Free Press
2012
275
1439189242
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Lester takes on the genesis of Leonardo da Vinci's iconic Vitruvian Man as his point of departure for this exhilarating meditation on da Vinci and his time.
$17.00

The Art of the Renaissance

ITL14
Peter Murray
Thames & Hudson
1992
286
0500200084
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A classic, illustrated survey of the world of the Renaissance and its art. With chapters on Florence and its artists, the Netherlands, early illustrated books and many individual artists.
$18.95

Italian Days

ITL02
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
Atlantic Monthly Press
1998
479
0871137275
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
Grizzuti Harrison writes with warmth and depth of her journey from Milan south to Calabria in this sprightly account of Italy and the Italians.
$20.00

La Bella Lingua

ITA26
Dianne Hales
Broadway Books
2010
336
0767927702
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Inebriated with the sounds of Italian, lovesick for its phrases and enamored of its earthy idioms, Hales, "a sensible woman of sturdy Polish stock," dives into the Italian of the piazza, literature, movies and streets in this charming memoir.
$15.00

The Italian Summer: Golf, Food, and Family at Lake Como

ITA67
Roland Merullo
Touchstone
2011
259
1416563547
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Merullo shares this congenial account of a summer with his family in Italy and Switzerland, offering delicious descriptions of wonderful meals, colorful characters -- and rounds of golf at some of the most beautiful courses in Europe. He is a golf fanatic.
$24.99

A Farewell to Arms

ITL384
Ernest Hemingway
Scribner
2014
330
1476764522
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in snowy Switzerland and the rainy Italian Lake Country during WWI, this semi-autobiographical novel chronicles the romance between a British nurse and an American ambulance driver. This edition collects all of the alternate endings, along with early drafts of other essential passages
$17.00

Foucault's Pendulum

ITL649
Umberto Eco, William Weaver (Translator)
Harvest Books
2007
623
015603297X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A wild, complex conspiracy novel set in Milan. It involves Templars, Rosicrucians, Freemasons, Jesuits, and more. The verbose, scholarly text is a study in how fiction can influence reality, and an excellent choice for readers who feel up to a rewarding challenge.
$15.95

Italy in Mind

ITL39
Alice Powers
Vintage Books
1997
349
0679770232
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A terrific collection of some of the best literary writing on Italy, including pieces by Melville, Lawrence, Henry James, Mary McCarthy and many others.
$18.95

Italy, A Traveler's Literary Companion

ITL466
Lawrence Venuti (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2003
256
1883513146
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Not just a literary companion, this anthology is also a who's who of contemporary Italian writers who capture the spirit, history and allure of the country.
$14.95

The Betrothed

ITL414
Alessandro Manzoni
Penguin
1984
720
014044274X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
By many accounts the first modern Italian novel, Manzoni's 1827 classic concerns star-crossed lovers in 17th-century Lombardy. Promoted during unification, Italy's best-known novel has been made into films and a musical.
$20.00

For Kids

Leonardo's Horse

ITL344
Hudson Talbott, Jean Fritz
Penguin Putnam
2001
40
0399235760
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Crackerjack children's writer Jean Fritz here presents an intriguing dual biography: first, of Leonardo da Vinci, who labored for years on a giant bronze sculpture of a horse, never finished; and secondly, of Charlie Dent, an American who in 1977 vowed to complete what Leonardo began.
$21.99

Italian Picture Word Book

ITA537
Hayward Cirker
Dover Publications
1994
32
0486282023
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A simple and enjoyable language introduction to Italian for young readers. Each scene contains dozens of familiar objects (household items, clothing, foods, furniture, people, animals and much more). To make things more fun, all the pictures can be colored!
$3.99

More Books

Cadogan Guide Lombardy & the Italian Lakes

ITL44
Dana Facaros
Cadogan Books
2008
345
1860114024
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Cadogan brings travelers Lombardy and the Italian Lakes in all their glory, from the powerhouse of Milan to the idyllic beauty and tranquility of Lake Garda and the Renaissance cities of the Lombard Plain.
$19.95

Time Out Milan

ITL669
Sylvia (EDT) Tombesi-Walton (Editor)
TimeOut
2014
256
1846703344
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An up-to-date guide on what to do and where to go by the people who publish Time Out Magazine.
$19.95

Lonely Planet Pocket Milan

ITL961
Donna Wheeler
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
160
1743215649
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This lively shirt pocket guide to the city, jammed with personal recommendations and photographs, also includes a pull-out map.
$13.99

Insight Guide Italian Lakes

ITL982
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2017
320
1786710056
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This compact, illustrated guide to the Italian Lakes covers the villages, culture and attractions of the region in detail, including an in-depth chapter on Milan.
$19.99

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Milan & the Lakes

ITA503
Reid Bramblett
DK Publishing
2015
160
1465426493
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A handy, illustrated pocket guide with highlights and must-sees for the traveler.
$14.00

Fodor's 25 Best Milan

ITA507
Fodor's
Fodor's
2015
128
1101879319
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This shirt-pocket guide, with an excellent map of the city, includes a choice selection of attractions, shops and restaurants, ideal for a short visit.
$13.99

Milan Crumpled City Map

ITA517
Palomar
Crumpled City Maps
2011
1
8890426470
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Crumpled City maps are soft, yet hard-wearing, waterproof and meant to be creased and crumpled. You can place the area that you're interested in on the palm of your hand to spot street names then just screw it up, stuff it back into its case or your pocket.
$16.95

Milan: 60 Creatives Show You the Best of the City

SPN620
Viction Workshop
Gingko Press
2016
132
9881320461
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A hip, colorful pocket guide with an emphasis on the artistic, drawing recommendations from 60 local creatives. Contains helpful travel advice, detailed neighborhood maps and a dust jacket that unfolds into an illustrated map.
$9.95

I Am Love

ITA681
Luca Guadagnino
Baker & Taylor Video
2010
6004357096
DVD
Film
0
0
1
0
Set in Milan’s stunning 1930s Villa Necchi, this film follows the story of the wealthy Milanese Recchi family. Tilda Swinton plays the family matriarch whose life gets turned upside down when she falls in love with another man.
$12.98

Worth Looking For

Streetwise Milan Map

ITL65
Streetwise Maps
2014
2
385084112X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
1
This laminated, accordion folded street map of Milan easily fits into a pocket. Scaled at 1:16,000. Double-sided. Folded size: 8.5 x 4 inches.
$8.95

Why Italians Love to Talk About Food

ITA110
Elena Kostioukovitch
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2010
480
0374289948
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
1
This charming, informative journey through Italy's great regional cuisine, from the Alps to Sicily, includes color photos, menus and glossaries. Umberto Eco's Russian translator, Kostioukovitch explores the food of her adopted homeland as a way to understand the different tastes, dialects and attitudes of each region.
$35.00