Before travelling to Milan I came across the Secret Milan Guide Book. I was intrigued to what was different about the JonGlez travel guide books. Here's what I discovered.
Secret Milan: Local Guides By Local People - Book Review
To start with this was a guide book like no other I had read. I was surprised by what It didn't include, there are no recommendations to eat, sleep or shop in this guide book.
It contains an abundance of things to see but not the top 10 you would find on trip advisor. Discover the Mysterious Dragon Fountain and the possible links of panettone with Celtic Worship, where Mussolini's hidden bunker lies, the canal lock designed by Leonardo da Vinci as well as the secrets of his Last Supper.
The book covers central Milan, north-west, north-east, south-west, south-east and outside the city centre. Each area as in-depth as the last. All 341 pages are filled to the brim with hidden gems. There is also well documented stories, photographs and sketches.
I hadn't come across anything like it. It truly is a local guide by local people.