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This map covers the following ...
This map covers the following areas:
Main Italian Lake District Map 1:509,000
Milan Area Map 1:98,000
Como Center Map 1:17,000
Bergamo Map 1:19,000
Bellagio Map 1:3,500
Lugano Area Map 1:40,000
Lugano Center Map 1:14,000
Verona Map 1:16,500
It’s where George Clooney goes to retreat from the clamor of glamour. It’s where Hemingway soaked up inspiration for A Farewell to Arms. Nietzsche said that when he visited, it forever changed his life. It’s here that James Bond made the pivotal transition into Bond, James Bond.
It is the Italian Lake District, renowned for its dramatic scenery and temperate climate. Stretching along the alpine border between northern Italy and Switzerland, this fairyland of blue waters, snow capped mountains, charming villages and grand hotels has always been a favorite haunt of celebrities, fictional or otherwise.
STREETWISE Italian Lake District is a detailed driving map of the area that is home to the famous Lake Orta, Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano, Lake Como, Lake Iseo and Lake Garda.
Start from Milan and, using the Milan area map, create your own self guided tour between the lakeside villages of Orta S. Giulio, Tremezzo, Cernobbio, Mennagio, Varenna and Sirmione. Cross the border and venture into the pristine Swiss towns of Lugano and Ascona. Take a ferry and visit the still owner -occupied Isole Borromee, home to the Borromeo family since the 15th century.
Particularly useful are inset maps of Bergamo, Bellagio, Como center, Lugano center and the Lugano area.
The inset map of Bergamo illustrates both the upper and lower parts of Bergamo. The 19th century lower town, Città Bassa, features the Accademia Carrara, a small but exquisite museum featuring painters of the region. Connected by a funicular, the upper town, Città Alta, is a beautifully preserved example of medieval architecture.
Since you are already in the car, don’t miss going a little further east to Verona. You can find your way around with the city inset map.
Romeo and Juliet may be the initial draw, but there is so much more to entice you. Get the visit to the touristy balcony that might have been Juliet’s over quickly (maybe you’ll see the young local girl who dresses up and appears at the railing to the delight of tour groups), then move on to the real sights; Roman monuments, medieval churches, elegant shops and café lined piazzas filled with chattering locals.
The Roman Amphitheater is spectacular, especially if you’ve planned ahead and secured tickets to a summer opera performance. Sitting under the stars, hearing the music ascend through the ancient arena and watching the performance in much the same way the Romans did over two thousand years ago is an experience you will remember for the rest of your life.
Our pocket size map of the Italian Lake District is laminated for durability and accordion folding for effortless use. The STREETWISE® Italian Lake District map is one of several detailed and easy-to-read regional road maps designed and published by STREETWISE®. Buy your STREETWISE® Italian Lake District map today and you too can navigate the region like a native. For a larger selection of our detailed travel maps simply type STREETWISE MAPS into the Barnes & Noble search bar.
About STREETWISE® Maps
STREETWISE® is the first map to be designed with modern graphics and is the originator of the laminated, accordion-fold map format. We've set the standard that every map company has imitated but never duplicated. Our mission is to make you feel comfortable, to make you feel safe in a place where you've never been before and to enable you to experience a familiar place more fully.
The company was founded in 1984 by Michael Brown, who had been in international publishing for many years, setting up subsidiaries for textbook publishers. In the 1970's, Brown traveled extensively throughout Africa, India, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Brown would take a large paper map, cut out the city center, folded it up and slip it into his pocket, thus preventing him from looking like a tourist in areas where discretion is the better part of travel. This was his tool for surviving.
After many years on the road, Brown settled back in New York and decided to start his own business, based on the adaptations he had made to maps in his travels. His goal was to give someone the ability to navigate easily in unfamiliar terrain.
He started with a new map format: the accordion fold. Such a simple idea, but at the time it was revolutionary. No more struggling to fold an awkward, oversized paper map. This new format would enable the user to blend in like a native, instead of stick out like a tourist. Brown then added lamination to ensure that the map would be a lasting tool.
More important than the format was the design of the map itself. It had to be a map that not only succeeded above and beyond any map he had used, but was esthetically appealing as well. The look of it had to be as striking as the functionality. Color was introduced in a way that was never seen before in a map - vivid purple for water, soothing gray for the background of street grids, gold to highlight elements of the map. Clarity, conciseness and convenience in a very stylish package.
Building the business was a 24 hour job. Brown sold the maps during the day, zipping around Manhattan making deliveries on his Harley Davidson. At night he packed the orders and did the design work. More titles were added, each title requiring months of research and design.
Today, STREETWISE® produces over 130 titles for major destinations, regions and countries throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom and Asia. We have grown from the back of a motorcycle to selling millions of maps around the world.
Yet each title is still painstakingly researched and updated. STREETWISE® is one of the only, if not THE only map company that conducts research by walking or driving an area to ensure accuracy. After all, what good is the map if what you hold in your hands doesn't match what you see on the street sign? This lengthy fact checking results in superior accuracy; in effect, we've done the work, now you have the adventure.
In the end, it's not about the map, it's about getting out and finding your own authentic experience wherever you go. It's about being in a city or a region and discovering things that you never thought you would find. You can do this if you have confidence and you have confidence if you have a great map. STREETWISE® is the great map that you need.