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Monday, 16 April 2012

Heading to MILAN with a couple of novel book recommendations

Milan is often the gateway to Italy from Northern Europe, and arriving at the imposing station of Milano Centrale is a fitting start to any stay in Milan. Milan, the city where men still feel "Italian" and the women perfect the seductive swing of the hips. This is the city where the dolce vita and cosmopolitan glamour exist!

Main Hall at Milano Centrale
Milan doesn't get the kudos that other Italian cities do when it comes to Italian tourism, but it is an utterly fabulous city. Whether you are attending La Scala for opera, or choosing to walk through the halls of La Rinascente department store, seeing the Duomo in its restored glory, enjoying a few Cicchetti at Peck delicatessen  or visiting Leonardo's Last Supper,  Milan is a city that is catching up fast in the tourist stakes.

Treat yourself to our two book recomendations that are hugely evocative of the city in different ways:

Leonardo's Swans is a historical novel by Karen Essex that sets the scene for some of the grandeur that still remains today, and highlights the relationship between the Sforzas and Leonardo, set at the turn of the 15th century. It bowls along at a cracking pace (and apparently Leonardo da Vinci invented scissors!).

Chique Secrets of Dolce Vita by Barbara Conelli is a modern take on this vibrant city. Milan is a life experience! And if you want to know more about Milan, Barbara Conelli also runs a terrific blog  on the city and environs:

Click on the covers to find out more and you can find more books set in Milan here

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  1. Thank you very much for featuring my book, Chique Secrets of Dolce Vita, on your blog! I agree, Milan is utterly fabulous. Have a Chique day! :)

  2. Definitely, Milan deserves to be up there!