The Italian city of Milan is rich in history, culture, food, business, and fashion, and you will experience it all during your unforgettable week in this fantastic city. Your family will tour Milan’s many attractions, including the esteemed La Scala Opera House, the beautiful Duomo di Milano, and the ancient Sforza Castle. Enjoy a day of shopping in this fashion capital of the world and venture on day trips to the charming Bergamo and picturesque Como. The very best of Milan is at your fingertips...
Milan – Arrive in Milan and Tour of La Scala Opera House
You will arrive at Milan’s Malpensa Airport to begin a fabulous 7-day vacation in this magnificent Italian city. You will experience the best that this thriving metropolis has to offer during the week ahead. A private transfer will escort you from the airport to your luxurious hotel that will be located in the heart of the city. After getting acquainted with your room, you will be greeted by a local guide, who will lead you on a private, afternoon tour of the world-renowned La Scala Opera House. Dating back to the 18thcentury, the opera house has hosted some of the world’s most famous singers. The grand and gorgeous interior will surround you as you step inside this legendary building. With its gold and velvet décor, sparkling chandelier, and six tiers of seating, the main auditorium is simply breathtaking. The view will get even better as you step onto the main stage and discover what it feels like to walk in the steps of Luciano Pavarotti and other brilliant performers. The tour will continue to the opera house’s accompanying museum. The opera will come to life as you view the displays of musical instruments and detailed costumes that have once graced the stage.
In the evening, you can enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and feast on a typical dish of veal Milanese, which is locally known as cotoletta alla Milanese. With the flavor of the fried breading and soft meat still on your taste buds, you will retire to your hotel for the night.
Milan – Guided Tour of Cathedral and Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
Milan – Explore the Best of Milan’s Shopping
Milan – Day Trip to Bergamo
Milan – Tour of Brera Art Gallery and Sforza Castle
Milan – Excursion to Como with Boat Ride
Milan – Depart for Home
- Tour the famous La Scala Opera House
- View Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper painting
- Shop at premier boutiques such as Prada and Versace
- Enjoy a day trip to the city of Bergamo
- See Michelangelo’s last sculpture in Sforza Castle
- Experience stunning Como with a tour and private boat ride
You will arrive in Milan on day one to begin an exciting and memorable 7-day vacation. A private transfer will greet you at the airport and bring you to your luxurious, centrally located hotel. Soon, meet a local guide who will lead you on an afternoon tour of the world famous La Scala Opera House. See the ornate interior and spectacular grand stage, before the tour continues to the opera house’s accompanying museum. You’ll enjoy the first of many delicious Milan dinners as day one comes to a wonderful close. The second day of the trip will be highlighted with a tour of some of Milan’s best attractions. You’ll get the chance to see the stunning Milan Cathedral, which took hundreds of years to complete. The views of the city from the cathedral’s rooftop will be a sight you won’t soon forget. Next, tour the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, where you will admire Leonardo da Vinci’s captivating Last Supper painting as you tour the ancient church.
After breakfast on day three, set out on a full day of the best of Milan’s shopping. Hear a brief history on the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II before taking several hours to discover the many high-end shops in this exceptional mall. Lunch in one of the galleria’s cafes will provide the energy you need to continue your day of shopping in the area known as the Golden Rectangle. Dive deeper into the Milan fashion world as you uncover this neighborhood of designer boutiques. The fourth day of your vacation will feature a trip to the unique city of Bergamo. The antique part of the city will wow you with its historical wonders, including its 16th century walls, gorgeous basilica, and exquisite Colleoni Chapel. Indulge in a local specialty at one of the city’s many restaurants before you return to Milan for the night.
Day five will feature an exclusive tour of the Brera Art Gallery and Sforza Castle. You will get lost in the sea of compelling artwork inside the Brera Art Gallery, as you view hundreds of priceless paintings by greats such as Caravaggio and Tintoretto. The size and majesty of Sforza Castle will amaze you. Once the site of a fortress, the castle is now home to multiple museums, and it’s here that you will get the unique chance to see Michelangelo’s last work. As the tour concludes, you can relax and unwind in Parco Sempione, the tranquil park located next to the castle. After a savory breakfast on day six, you will embark via private transfer on a full day’s tour of Como. You’ll discover the landmarks in this lovely lakeside city before traversing the famed Lake Como on a private boat tour.
After one last stroll around glorious Milan on day seven, a private transfer will bring you to Malpensa Airport for your return flight home. Your incredible week in Milan may be coming to an end, but all you’ve seen and experienced over the last seven days will remain with you forever. Make sure your perfect Italian vacation is an unforgettable one by seeing additional Italy travel ideas.
$2,501 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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