Milan is a modern and sophisticated Italian city. It is just as rich in history and culture, and you will experience the best of both during this 8-day trip that is designed especially for seniors. The excitement will begin once the first sights of the city come into view as you land at Malpensa Airport on day one. A private transfer will lead you to your centrally located and luxurious hotel. Soon, you will be greeted by your local guide who will lead you on a private tour of Milan’s beautiful Cathedral. Commonly referred to as the Duomo di Milano, the grand church was completed over the course of centuries and is truly a spectacular sight to behold. The gorgeous exterior features an intricate Gothic design and is filled with over 3,400 statues. Once inside, you will marvel at the stunning, marble floors and be amazed at the number of intricately designed, stained-glass windows that glint in the Italian sun. The exclusive tour will then lead you to the rooftop of the Cathedral. Here is where you can get an up-close look at some of the many statues and marble spires while you look out at sweeping views of the city and feel the warmth of the shining sun. Witnessing all of this magnificent art can seemingly transport you back centuries to the time of the sculptors and artists.
After the tour for the day concludes, you can indulge in your first dinner in Milan. You will venture to a local restaurant and have Milanese risotto. The dish of creamy rice will have just the right amount of saffron flavor to absolutely delight your palate and will release and enchanting sent into the air. This will be a delicious way to culminate the first day of your trip.