New release: The brand-new Michelin Must Sees Milan & Italian Lakes hits the area's highlights for a 24-hour visit, a weekend or longer. Stroll around Via Monte Napoleone in world-renowned fashion capital Milan, gazing at Italian designer storefronts; admire the Duomo’s architecture, both on the ground and from the roof; and finish the day with Brera’s nightlife. Explore the Italian Lakes area and marvel at the spectacular mountain backdrop and blue waters. This pocket-size guide helps you do it all with detailed maps, recommended hotels and restaurants and Must Sees star-rating system.
The Sunday Times no.1 bestselling memoir from Harry Redknapp ‘From kicking a ball as a kid under the street lamps of Poplar and standing on Highbury's North Bank with my dad, to my first game at West Ham, I was born head over heels in love with football. It saved me, and 50 years on that hasn't changed one bit - I'd be lost without it...’ Harry is the manager who has seen it all - from a dismal 70s Portakabin at Oxford City and training pitches with trees in the middle to the unbeatable highs of the Premiership, lifting the FA Cup and taking on Real Madrid in the Champions League. With his much loved, no-nonsense delivery, Harry brings us a story filled with passion and humour that takes you right inside every drama of his career. Harry finally tells the full story of all the controversial ups and downs - the pain and heartache of his court case, the England job, his love for Bobby Moore, his adventures at Portsmouth with Milan Mandaric, the Southampton debacle, Tottenham and Daniel Levy, and not forgetting his years at West Ham or the challenges at his current club QPR. It’s the epic journey of one of the great managers and, along the way, the story of the British game itself over the last five decades. In an era now dominated by foreign coaches Harry is the last of an old-fashioned breed of English football man - one who has managed to move with the times and always come out fighting.
Lined Journal, 120 Pages, 6 X 9, Milan Personalized Name Notebook Gift Idea, Black Matte Finish (Milan Journal)
Author: Milan Publishing
This 120-page Milan Journal features: 120 wide-ruled lined pages 6 x 9 inches in size - big enough for your daily writings and also small enough to take with you smooth white-color paper, perfect for ink, gel pens, pencils or even colored pencils a black matte-finish cover for an elegant, professional look and feel This (Always Be Yourself Unless You Can Be Milan Then Always Be Milan) journal can be used for writing poetry, jotting down your brilliant ideas, recording your accomplishments and much more. Use it as a diary or gratitude journal, a travel journal or to record your food intake or progress toward your fitness and life goals. The simple lined pages allow you to use it however you wish. Our journals to write in offer a wide variety of journals, so keep one by your bedside as a dream journal, one in your car to record mileage and expenses, one by your computer for login names and passwords, and one in your purse or backpack to jot down random thoughts and inspirations throughout the day. Paper journals never need to be charged and of course no batteries are required! You only need your thoughts and dreams and something to write with. This Milan journal makes a wonderful present, so put a smile on someone's face today!
The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Milan & the Lakes will lead you straight to the best attractions Milan & the Lakes has to offer. The guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the city's stunning architecture, plus 3D aerial views of the key districts to explore on foot. You'll find detailed listings of the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets in this fully updated and expanded guide, plus insider tips on everything from where to find the best markets and nightspots to great attractions for children. The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Milan & the Lakes shows you what others only tell you. Winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017.
Fascism, Architecture, and the Claiming of Modern Milan, 1922–1943 chronicles the dramatic architectural and urban transformation of Milan during the nearly twenty years of fascist rule. The commercial and financial centre of Italy and the birthplace of fascism, Milan played a central role in constructing fascism’s national image and identity as it advanced from a revolutionary movement to an established state power. Using a wide range of archival sources, Lucy M. Maulsby analyses the public buildings, from the relatively modest party headquarters to the grandiose Palace of Justice and the Palazzo del Popolo d’Italia, through which Mussolini intended to enhance the city’s image and solidify fascism’s presence in Milan. Maulsby establishes the extent to which Milan’s economic structure, social composition, and cultural orientation affected Il Duce’s plans for the city, demonstrating the influences on urban development that were beyond the control of the fascist regime. By placing Milan’s urban change in its historic context, this book expands our understanding of the relationship between fascism and the modern city.
Translating Milan Kundera uses new archival research to view the wider cultural scope of the translation issue involving the controversies surrounding Kundera’s translated novels. It focuses on the language of the novels, Kundera’s ‘lost’ works, writing as translation, interpretation, exile, censorship and the social responses to translated fiction in the Anglophone world.
Milan was one of the largest and most important cities in Renaissance Italy. Controlled by the Visconti and Sforza dynasties from 1277 until 1500, its rulers were generous patrons of the arts, responsible for commissioning major monuments throughout the city and for supporting artists such as Giovanni di Balduccio, Filarete, Bramante and Leonardo da Vinci. But the city was much more than its dukes. Milan had a distinct civic identity, one that was expressed, above all, through its neighbourhood, religious and charitable associations. This book moves beyond standard interpretations of ducal patronage to explore the often overlooked city itself, showing how the allegiances of the town hall and the parish related to those of the servants and aristocrats who frequented the Visconti and Sforza court. In this original and stimulating interdisciplinary study, Evelyn Welch illustrates the ways in which the myths of Visconti and Sforza supremacy were created. Newly discovered material for major projects such as the cathedral, hospital and castle of Milan permits a greater understanding of the political, economic and architectural forces that shaped these extraordinary buildings. The book also explores the wider social networks of the artists themselves. Leonardo da Vinci, for example, is de-mythologised: far from being an isolated, highly prized court artist, he spent his almost eighteen years in the city working within the wider Milanese community of painters, sculptors, goldsmiths and embroiderers. The broad perspective of the book ensures that any future study of the Renaissance will have to re-evaluate the place of Milan in Italian cultural history.
A Story of Courage and the Discovery of Life's Hidden Gifts
Author: Petra Nemcova
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Model Petra Nemcova's charmed life was changed forever when the tsunami swept her boyfriend away, and left her with a broken pelvis and clinging to a tree for nearly eight hours. All of her proceeds from this book will be donated to the Give2Asia/Happy Hearts Fund helping to rebuild the areas hardest hit.
"Art mattered in the Renaissance... People expected painting, sculpture, architecture, and other forms of visual art to have a meaningful effect on their lives, " write the authors of this important new look at Italian Renaissance art. A glance at the pages of Art in Renaissance Italy shows at once its freshness and breadth of approach, which includes thorough explanation into how and why works of art, buildings, prints, and other kinds of art came to be. This book discusses how men and women of the Renissance regarded art and artists as well as why works of Renaissance art look the way they do, and what this means to us. It covers not only Florence and Rome, but also Venice and the Veneto, Assisi, Siena, Milan, Pavia, Padua, Mantua, Verona, Ferrara, Urbino, and Naples -- each governed in a distinctly different manner, every one with its own political and social structures that inevitably affected artistic styles. Spanning more than three centuries, the narrative brings to life the rich tapestry of Italian Renaissance society and the art works that are its enduring legacy.
A book so compelling it deserves to become one of the nonfiction classics of our time. As propulsively readable as the best “true crime,” A Kidnapping in Milan is a potent reckoning with the realities of counterterrorism. In a mesmerizing page-turner, Steve Hendricks gives us a ground-level view of the birth and growth of international Islamist terrorist networks and of counterterrorism in action in Europe. He also provides an eloquent, eagle’s-eye perspective on the big questions of justice and the rule of law. “In Milan a known fact is always explained by competing stories,” Hendricks writes, but the stories that swirled around the February 2003 disappearance of the radical imam Abu Omar would soon point in one direction—to a covert action by the CIA. The police of Milan had been exploiting their wiretaps of Abu Omar for useful information before the taps went silent. The Americans were their allies in counterterrorism—would they have disrupted a fruitful investigation? In an extraordinary tale of detective versus spy, Italian investigators under the leadership of prosecutor Armando Spataro unraveled in embarrassing detail the “covert” action in which Abu Omar had been kidnapped and sent to be tortured in Egypt. Spataro—seasoned in prosecutions of the Mafia and the Red Brigades and a passionate believer in the rule of law—sought to try the kidnappers in absentia: the first-ever trial of CIA officers by a U.S. ally. An exemplary achievement in narrative nonfiction writing, A Kidnapping in Milan is at once a detective story, a history of the terrorist menace, and an indictment of the belief that man’s savagery against man can be stilled with more savagery yet.
-- Brings together the best criticism on the most widely read poets, novelists, and playwrights. -- Presents complex critical portraits of the most influential writers in the English-speaking world -- from the English medievalists to contemporary writers. Known best for his novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Kundera is also an established poet, playwright, and essayist.
The episcopate of Ambrose of Milan (374-97) is pivotal to understanding the developing relationship between the Christian Church and the Roman Empire in late antiquity. As bishop of Milan, Ambrose came into frequent contact with the highest levels of the imperial administration, including the emperors Gratian, Valentinian II, and Theodosius I themselves. He also exerted a degree of leadership in doctrinal matters over the bishops of northern Italy and adjacent regions. Any consideration of Ambrose's career must begin with his own writings. This volume presents some of his most important works: the tenth book of his collection of letters; the letters that are preserved outside his published collection (Epistulae extra collectionem); and his funeral speeches for Valentinian II and Theodosius I. They document not only his influence over the bishops of neighbouring cities, but also his celebrated conflicts with the imperial court over the altar of Victory at Rome, the imperial siege of churches in Milan
To most Italians, Milan is the unofficial capital of Italy and arguably the most interesting city in the country, where old and new meet in an ever changing relationship. An engaging mix. Milan cannot claim the opulent and breathtaking beauty of Rome nor the Renaissance glories of Florence but Milan has its own charms – and certainly enough to keep you entertained for a weekend. In fact, Milan is, arguably, the most interesting city in Italy, where old and new meet in an ever changing relationship. Milan is both elegant and vulgar, technology-driven and full of old world charm, money-obsessed and genteel, brassy and inviting. Milan is a curious, engaging mix. To most Italians, Milan is the unofficial capital of the country. Milan is Italy’s powerhouse, where money is made. Money brings people, people create vibe and energy: Milan is the place where “things happen”. Milan is internationally famous for its fashion and design, of course. But there is much more to see and enjoy in this industrious, hard working city. Here are a few personal suggestions – places I like, not necessarily the most celebrated. This is a guide to Milan, for a visit lasting two, three or more days. There are extensive descriptions and photos of the attractions: museums, churches, nightlife and other attractions. There are descriptions on how to get to Milan, on driving and parking in the city, useful info to stay there. There are reviews of several restaurants. The guide is divided in sections covering single days or half days, so you can combine several sections depending on the length of your stay and your preference of what o see.
Nestled in the hills of southeastern Indiana, Sunman and Milan beckon the traveler with dining, recreation and relaxation. Southern Indiana abounds with small town charm. Those that travel in the state are never disappointed with the friendliness of the people and the quality of life. A Visit to Sunman and Milan Indiana contains loads of information and photos about small town Indiana.
Dear Visitors, Please allow me to give a brief introduction to this guide, I LOVE MI, so you can get the most out of it. The purpose of this guide is to take you by the hand and walk you through Milan, whether you are visiting the city for the first time or have lived here your whole life and want to rediscover the city as if for the first time. This guide is divided into five chapters, each of which will ideally correspond to a day of sightseeing. The first four chapters are dedicated to different zones: the first day we will visit Milan’s heart, Piazza Duomo; the second day, the Sempione district; on the third day we will stroll (or ride a bike) around Navigli; and on the fourth we will walk from Brera to Porta Venezia. The fifth day is included for the visitor to have the opportunity to see different attractions scattered around the city: from Bicocca district to Centrale and Porta Garibaldi, from Segrate to San Siro. The guide is structured in five days, however it is not meant as a strictly organised holiday plan. Instead I will try to present almost everything you can do and see in each district, so you can choose what you’re most interested in visiting. I LOVE MI offers an abundance of attractions not mentioned in other guides: the Children’s Museum at La Rotonda della Besana, the interactive exhibition “Dialogue in the Dark” at the Institute for the Blind, the young and alternative Bicocca district... But that’s enough talk: it’s now time to put on our most comfy shoes, fill our water bottles and set out. I’ll meet you guys in front of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, in Piazza Duomo. Bon voyage!
Moral capital of the Belpaese, home of finance, fashion and design. Milan is a dynamic metropolis and also a city rich in art, culture, architecture, history and tradition. The splendid baroque buildings of the centre, the neo-classical ones in Corso Venezia, the extraordinary examples of Romanesque, the gothic styled Duomo, the buildings of Giò Ponti and the new Fair are an open-air catalogue of the Italian architectural styles. The jewel in the crown is the Scala Theatre, but not to be missed are the art collections in Pinacoteca di Brera and in the new Novecento Museum. Milan also is a city for shopping and its nightlife, especially during the Fashion Week or the Salone del Mobile, is one of the world's liveliest. Whether you are there for only 48 hours or longer, for business or leisure, this Travel Europe guide selected for you the best of the city, through new trendy addresses and well-known destinations, contemporary design and tradition, low budget solutions and more exclusive locations. The guide provides you quick information about tourist trails, shopping, museums, hotels, cafés, restaurants and clubs. Moreover, a conversation manual, a city map and a transport map.