This guide to Milan and the Italian Lakes covers all the major sights, area by area, in an easily navigable format. Descriptions of tourist attractions include Milan's Duomo, La Scala Opera House, Leonardo's Last Supper and the Castello Sforzesco, Lakes Maggiore, Como and Garda, and excursions to Pavia, Monza and Bergamo. The guide also contains background historical information, advice on shopping and entertainment and the low-down on Italian cuisine. There is an A-Z of practical information, listings of recommended hotels and restaurants and useful expressions in Italian. Topics covered range from Napolean to Leonardo da Vinci. Maps show Milan, excursions and the metro, and there are dozens of colour photographs throughout.