Created specifically for seniors, this 7-day tour explores the depths of Milan’s art, history, fashion, and food. From the grand Milan Cathedral to the famous La Scala Opera house, see all of the city’s highlights and immerse yourself in the culture with explorations of the city’s fantastic shopping scene and unrivaled art. Book your trip and experience the best of Milan with this 7-day tour.
Milan – Show at La Scala Opera House
Milan is an intriguing city that is full of historical highlights. Your 7-day journey will begin when you land at Malpensa Airport on the first day. A driver will greet and transfer you to your luxurious accommodation, where you will have some time to relax after the long flight. When you are ready, your guide will lead you on a tour of La Scala Opera House. La Scala Opera House dates back to the 18th century. Once your tour concludes, you will take your seat in the auditorium and be treated to a live opera performance.
Milan – Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
After a relaxing morning, you will meet your guide and begin your tour for the day. Your guide will first lead you to Milan Cathedral. The cathedral is the largest church in Italy, and its stained-glass windows and intricate statues can be found everywhere you turn. Your tour will then continue to the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. This ancient church dates back to the 15th century and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, your guide will lead you to the location of the former refectory, where you will see Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper.
Milan – Brera Art Gallery and Sforza Castle
After breakfast this morning, you will tour the Brera Art Gallery and Sforza Castle. The 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 everywhere you turn. Your tour will then continue to the Sforza Castle. Today, Sforza Castle is home to multiple museums, and you will explore a few of them with your guide. Here, you will be able to see Rondanini Pietà, which is Michelangelo’s last sculpture.
Milan – Boat Ride on Lake Como
After breakfast this morning, you will set off on an excursion to the Lake Como area. After your scenic ride, you will arrive in the city of Como and be greeted by a local guide. First, you will explore a few of Como’s highlights. The city’s age-old churches and charming piazzas are magnificent, and during some free time, you can enjoy a refreshing lunch at an outdoor cafe. Later in the afternoon, you will board your boat for a ride around Lake Como. In the evening, you will return to Milan.
Milan – The Best of Milan’s Shopping
After breakfast, you will have some free time this morning to spend at your leisure. Perhaps, you will continue to unwind at your hotel or explore another museum. Later in the day, your guide will lead you to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II to discover some of Milan’s incredible shopping scene. The Galleria is the oldest shopping mall in Italy and is known as a premier shopping destination. Here, you can enjoy several hours to explore some of the mall’s many glamorous shops and boutiques. After the Galleria, you will then be led to the Golden Rectangle, which is another area that is known for its high-end shops.
Milan – Winery Tour and Tasting
After breakfast, you will begin your trip to the Valpolicella area. Valpolicella is known for its amazing wines, and today, you will have the chance to tour a local winery and indulge in several tastings. The winery owners will greet you and be your tour guides at the winery. First, you will explore the vineyard, where you will learn about the different grape varieties. Your tour will then head indoors, where you will get an up-close look at the cellar enjoying several tastings. After you have finished, you will return to Milan for the evening.
Milan – Departure
After enjoying some time to explore the city on your own, your driver will transfer you to the airport for your flight home.
- Explore La Scala Opera House and view a live opera performance
- Witness Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper painting during a visit to the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
- Visit the Milan Cathedral and admire the incredible city views from its rooftop
- View an amazing collection of art, including paintings by greats such as Raphael, at the Brera Art Gallery
- Cruise around Lake Como in a boat and pass cliffside towns and villages
- Shop at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and discover the best of Milan’s stores and boutiques
- Enjoy an excursion to the Valpolicella area and taste multiple wines at an authentic winery
Milan is a captivating city, and your 7-day journey will begin when you land at Malpensa Airport. For your first evening, you will tour La Scala Opera House before attending an opera show. The following day, you will explore some of Milan’s other iconic sites. A guide will lead you on a tour of the Milan Cathedral and the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. At the latter location, you will have the chance to view Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper painting.
The next morning, you will tour the Brera Art Gallery and Sforza Castle. The Brera Art Gallery is home to an extensive collection of masterpieces. The age-old Sforza Castle will be equally impressive. The following day, you will visit the gorgeous Lake Como area. The lakeside city of Como is incredibly charming, and a private boat ride around the lake will prove to be amazing.
Milan is known as 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. After you learn a little about the mall’s history, you will enjoy several hours to shop at its stores and boutiques. The nearby neighborhood is known as the Golden Rectangle and will provide another chance to shop for Italian goods. The next morning, you will indulge in a trip to the Valpolicella area. Valpolicella is known for its wines, and you will tour an authentic winery and taste multiple local wines. After this memorable experience, you will return to Milan for one more night.
$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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