The Rough Guide to The Italian Lakes is the definitive guide to this region of legendary natural beauty. A 16-page full colour section introduces the highlights of the lakes with inspiring accounts of all the sights, from the Duomo in Milan to the villas and gardens of Lake Garda. In addition there are two full-colour 4-page inserts on 'Reading the Streets' (on the architecture of the region) and 'The Great Outdoors' (covering cycling, hiking, watersports etc). The guide includes practical tips on how to get the best out of the lakes, from exploring Lake Como to cruising on Lake Maggiore and discovering Lake Orta. There are candid reviews of the best places to stay, eat, drink and shop, for all budgets. The guide also covers cites across the border in Switzerland and and comes complete with plenty of useful maps and plans for the whole region.