Designed specifically for senior travelers in mind, this 7-day tour of Milan will immerse you in the city’s art, history, fashion, and food. From the Milan Cathedral to the La Scala Opera house, witness many of the city’s iconic highlights. Excursions to the idyllic Lake Como and Valpolicella areas conclude this amazing trip. Book your tour today and explore the best of Milan.
Milan – La Scala Opera House & Show
Milan is an intriguing city that is full of highlights and a bustling business world. After landing at Malpensa Airport, your guide will greet and transfer you to your accommodation. After you have had some time to settle in, your guide will lead you on an engaging tour of the La Scala Opera House. The opera house dates back to the 18th century, and its gold accents and velvet furnishings will fascinate you. Once your tour concludes, you will take your seat in the auditorium and be treated to a live opera performance.
Milan – Iconic Landmarks
This morning, you will have some time to enjoy breakfast and some leisurely time at your hotel before your guide leads you on a tour of a few of Milan’s most iconic landmarks. Two of the primary highlights that are included in your tour are the Milan Cathedral and the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. The Cathedral is the largest one in Italy, and its size and grandeur will instantly impress you. The ancient church dates back to the 15th century and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After you learn about the church, your guide will lead you to the location of the former refectory, where you will see Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece mural, the Last Supper.
Milan – Brera Art Gallery and Sforza Castle
You can indulge in breakfast at your hotel this morning before your guide leads you to the Brera Art Gallery and Sforza Castle. The Pinacoteca di Brera or Brera Art Gallery is part of the Brera Academy of Fine Arts and is home to a vast collection of paintings. Masterpieces by greats, such as Raphael and Tintoretto, can be seen here. Your tour will then continue to the Sforza Castle. Today, Sforza Castle is home to multiple museums, and you can explore a few of them with your guide. Eventually, you will get the chance to view the Rondanini Pietà, which was Michelangelo’s last sculpture.
Milan – Cruise on Lake Como
After a quick breakfast, you will set off on an intriguing excursion to the Lake Como area. After your scenic transfer, you will arrive in the city of Como and be greeted by a local guide. The first sights of Lake Como will be impressive, and you can explore a few of Como’s highlights. The city’s age-old churches and charming piazzas are magnificent, and with some free time, you can enjoy a refreshing lunch at an outdoor cafe. Later in the afternoon, you will board a private boat for a sail around the lake. When your wonderful tour concludes, you will return to Milan by evening.
Milan – The Best of Milan’s Shopping
After a relaxing breakfast, you will have some free time to spend as you wish. Perhaps, you will continue to unwind at your hotel or choose to walk around more of the intriguing roads of the city. Later in the day, your guide will lead you to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II to discover some of Milan’s world-renowned shopping. The Galleria is the oldest shopping mall in Italy and is known as a premier shopping destination. You will then enjoy several hours to explore some of its many glamorous shops and boutiques. After the Galleria, you will be led to the nearby Golden Rectangle. This neighborhood of Milan is filled with cobblestoned streets and is another area known for its high-end shops.
Milan – Winery Tour and Tasting
You will have an early start this morning and transfer to the Valpolicella area. Valpolicella is known for its amazing wines, and today, you will tour a local winery and indulge in several tastings. The beautiful Italian landscape will surround you as you navigate the winding roads. The winery owners will greet you and lead you on an engaging tour that will allow you to explore the vineyard, learn about the different grape varieties, get an up-close look at the winemaking process, and enjoy several delicious tastings. After your time at the winery concludes, you will return to Milan.
Milan – Departure
With one more glorious morning in store, you can set out and explore a few more of the wonderful roads of Milan. You can head back to the premier shopping district or bask in your final sights of the city. After breakfast and a few hours at your leisure, your driver will transfer you to the airport for your flight home.
- Explore La Scala Opera House to view a live performance where famous singers have graced the stage
- Witness Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper painting during a visit to the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
- Visit the Milan Cathedral and admire the sweeping views from its rooftop
- View an amazing collection of art, including paintings by Raphael, at the Brera Art Gallery
- Cruise around Lake Como in a private boat and pass by stunning cliffside towns and villages
- Shop at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, which is Italy’s oldest shopping mall, and discover the best of Milan’s stores and boutiques
- Enjoy an excursion to the Valpolicella area, which is known for its delicious wines, and taste multiple blends at a winery
Milan is a captivating city and the perfect destination for a week-long trip. Your 7-day journey will begin when you land at Malpensa Airport. Your first tour will lead you to the La Scala Opera House, where you will have the chance to watch a live opera show. The following day, you will explore some of Milan’s other well-known attractions. A private guide will lead you on a tour of the Milan Cathedral and the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. The highlight of your visit to this UNESCO World Heritage Site will be the chance to view Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper painting.
The next morning, you will venture to the Brera Art Gallery and Sforza Castle. The Brera Art Gallery is home to a large collection of masterpiece paintings. The age-old Sforza Castle will be equally impressive, and you will witness the Rondanini Pietà, which was Michelangelo’s last sculpture. The following day, you will visit the unrivaled Lake Como area. The lakeside city of Como is charming, and a private boat ride around the will be relaxing and wonderful.
Milan is known as being the fashion capital of the world, and the following day, you will explore some of the best of Milan’s shopping scene. First, you will visit Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, which is Italy’s oldest shopping mall. Then, you will enjoy several hours to shop at its amazing stores and boutiques. The nearby neighborhood, known as the Golden Rectangle, will provide another chance to shop for Italian goods. The next morning, you will transfer to the Valpolicella area. Valpolicella is known for its wines, and you will tour a winery and taste multiple wines. After this memorable experience, you will return to Milan for your final night. The next day, you will fly home.
$1,920 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.
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.
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