AAA Traveler - Winter 2013 - (Page 20)

ITALY FOUR WA YS MILAn + The ITALIAn LAkeS When visitors arrive in milan, one of the world’s great fashion and design centers, they’re surrounded by the fast-paced whirl of industrious, style-conscious italians. The towering white-marble milan cathedral, one of the world’s largest, is a favorite landmark. Nearby, Galleria vittorio emanuele ii offers elegant shopping that few malls have managed to replicate. visit the world-famous la Scala opera house, and stop by the church and convent of Santa maria Delle Grazie to admire leonardo Da vinci’s moving 15th-century mural, The Last Supper. Beyond milan, the alps preside over the dreamy countryside that unspools at their feet. Boats ferry you along the shores of three sparkling lakes—como, Garda and maggiore—where medieval fortresses and pastel-colored villas stand watch. By night, locals and visitors alike descend on chic resort towns such as como’s Bellagio, for the traditional passeggiata, the evening walk. Shhh. iTaly’S faSciNaTiNG leSSer-kNoWN reGioNS are amoNG iTS BeST kePT SecreTS inside sCoop BY lauRa del Rosso find goods from big names in fashion in milan’s Golden Quadrilateral district. Budget options, including designer seconds, are offered at Papiniano market. R ome’s ancient wonders, florence’s renaissance master- pieces and venice’s sundappled canals and glorious palazzos are favorite destinations on a first visit to italy. But there’s so much more to this magical country. venture beyond the bestknown cities to discover la dolce vita in delightful, off-the-beaten-path destinations. image: 1 20 Visit your local aaa office Call 1-800-750-5386 CliCk http://www.AAA.COM/TRAVEL

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AAA Traveler - Winter 2013

AAA Traveler - Winter 2013
Table of Contents
On the Move
Your Story
Ask the Experts
Alaska Inside & Out
Your Own Private Island
Hail to the Brits
A Family Affair
Italy Four Ways
Coastal Cruising
A World of Enchantment
Trip Notes
Pilgrimage to Cape Cod
All in a Day
Photo Challenge

AAA Traveler - Winter 2013