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Milan + the Lakes Region Travel Guide

ARTICLES

Hidden Treasures in Milan

Though it seems conventional and staid, Milan, Italy has a wealth of little-known pleasures.

Best of the Italian Lakes

From Como to Orta, the best of the Italian lakes.

Italy's Ancient Stone Villages

In the remote valleys of Valtellina and Valchiavenna, near Lake Como, Valerie Waterhouse succumbs to the allure of the region's ancient stone villages and vineyard-covered...

Sauna in a Tram? Milan Abuzz Over Hot New Spa Feature

Milan’s latest attraction is a sauna inside an orange-painted 1928 tramcar in the garden of the TermeMilano spa. The interiors are clad in teak, reflecting...

Driving Tour of Northern Italy

From the winding streets along the shores of Lake Como to the mountain byways of the snowcapped Alps, this three-day driving itinerary takes you down...

Las Vegas's Most Popular Casinos

Foursquare shows its hand, revealing the Vegas casinos that get the most check-ins.

A Fashion Photog Goes Rogue in Milan


Read the first part of guest blogger-photographer Elizabeth Lippman’s special series about departing from the fashion flock here. After flying into the new airport in...

New Perk: Complimentary Airport Transfers for Leading Hotels

How would you like to have a driver waiting for you in baggage claim to whisk you away in style to your luxury hotel? That’s...

Italy's Best Affordable Inns

From an ancient stone villa in Piedmont to an atelier in Florence, T+L reveals Italy’s best affordable country inns.

Patricia Urquiola's Packing Checklist

  The architect and designer opens her (well-edited) suitcase. “The less I pack, the more relaxed I feel,” says the Spanish-born, Milan-based designer, known for...
HOTELS

Hotel Locanda dei Mai Intees

Situated in the small town of Azzate, this former medieval settlement-turned-hotel has 12 individually designed rooms outfitted with antique touches—Oriental rugs, original marble... more ›


RESTAURANTS

Osteria della Chiocciola

Stop for lunch to enjoy the zuppa di verdure and the house-made ravioli at this community spot, named for escargot, the local specialty. more ›


ACTIVITIES

Hanbury Botanical Gardens

The 49-acre gardens just three miles west of Ventimiglia on the French- Italian border was built by Thomas Hanbury, a wealthy Englishman who made his money in China trading in silk, tea, and cotton,... more ›


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