Milan and the Lakes – from big city to serenity and peace

Enrico Massetti
Milan and the Lakes

It’s a guide for a visit to Milan lasting two, three, or more days. It also covers the two lakes closer to Milan: Lake Como and Lake Maggiore.

In Lake Como, the towns of Como, Bellagio, Menaggio, and Varenna, in addition to the one-day trips you can make from one of these towns to Piona, Villa Carlotta, and Villa del Balbianello.

In Lake Maggiore, the town of Stresa, in addition to the one-day trips, you can make from one of these towns to the Borromean Islands, the Angera castle, Locarno, Mottarone, Villa Taranto, and the Centovalli railway.

There are extensive descriptions and photos of the attractions like museums, churches, nightlife, and other attractions.

The guide includes links to restaurant reviews, tourist resources, recipes webpages. Use the digital edition on a smartphone, tablet, or desktop. Googling the correct information is frustrating because there are too many websites to see! Which one is the most appropriate? Enrico selected the suitable sites that apply to his guide and included them here for you. If you have an active internet connection, the links are active when you use the digital edition.

Enrico included a chapter on food and recipes from Lombardy, with links, active in the digital version, to the relevant entries in an Italian recipe database.

There are descriptions of how to get to Milan driving and parking in the city. Also, helpful info to stay there.

There are reviews of several restaurants.

The guide is presented into sections covering single days or half days, allowing you to combine several areas depending on the length of your stay and your preference of what to see.