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Alumni Travel Reading: Italian Lakes District

Art and Architecture

Italian cathedral at night

Mountain of Light, by Gabriele Quaglia


A tram in Via Manzoni, Milano, Italy, by FromTheNorth

Since the end of the second world war, Milan has seen such economic growth and prosperity that it now reigns as one the top global leaders. Milan has transformed itself into the heralded fashion and design capital of the world, providing a luxurious experience to all who populate the city. But the draw continues beyond extravagant culture and magnificant dining--it also provides visitors with unprecedented architecture and the home of Leonardo DiVinci's The Last Supper in the Santa Maria delle Grazie monastery.

Italian Lakes District

Lake with town and rocky mountain in background

Lake Garda Italy - 60, by Jane drumsara

Leisure meets adventure on your journey through the Italian Lakes.


For more information, visit the Penn Alumni Travel Website.

Or contact Patty Guardiola
Assistant Director, Fisher Fine Arts Library


Town built into slope with mountains

The nice Ascona, by Tambako The Jaguar

Leonardo Da Vinci

Last Supper painting, twelve disciples at table with Jesus

Leonardo - Last Supper (1495-97), by Peter

National Geographic Presents: Leonardo's Universe

This extensive documentary details the life of renowned Renaissance painter Leonardo Da Vinci, and how his work has shaped history and the modern world of art.

See more by National Geographic on their Youtube Channel.

Travelling Through the District

Small fishing boats anchored with medieval town in background

Seracorricella, by Vittorio Pandolfi

History and Literature

Lakes: Maggiore,Como, & Orta

Two umbrellas and tables overlooking water from above

Umbrellas Lake Maggiore, by jbschick

Lake Como  Italy

Lake Como, Italy by matthewsc21

Lake with Alpine mountains and town

Lago d'Orta (Lake Orta) by Maria Grazia Schiapparelli 

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