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Alumni Travel Reading: Italian Lakes District

Art and Architecture

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 Garda Italy - 60, by Jane drumsara

Leisure meets adventure on your journey through the Italian Lakes.


Selected and Annotated By:

Hannah Bennett
Head, Fisher Fine Arts Library

Alixandra Boucher
Collections Assistant

For more information, visit the Penn Alumni Travel Website.


The nice Ascona, by Tambako The Jaguar

Leonardo Da Vinci

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

Seracorricella, by Vittorio Pandolfi

History and Literature

Lakes: Maggiore,Como, & Orta

Umbrellas Lake Maggiore, by jbschick

Lake Como  Italy

Lake Como, Italy by matthewsc21

Lago d'Orta - Girolago Orta-Pella, un luminiso mattino di Aprile...

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