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Milan La Scala Opera Weekend Break

Break available: All year around
4 days

For planning that once in a lifetime trip, you can do no better than a visit to La Scala, considered the best Opera house in the world. With an eclectic mix of operas and ballets running most of the year round, there is something for everyone.

The other main site that Milan has to offer is “The Last Supper” fresco by Leonardo Da Vinci. Incredibly this survived heavy shelling during World War II, and can be visited but only if you can get hold of the often elusive tickets!

Milan is very well situated for all types of holidays. If you want to have some time relaxing, Lake Maggiore is nearby, however, if you want more culture, Verona and Venice are very near too.


  • Attend La Scala Opera in the best seats
  • Guided Tour of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper
  • 3 nights with breakfast in central 4 star hotel located within walking distance of the opera house
  • Private Airport transfers
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Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1
Fly to Milan and Private Airport Transfer to your hotel

Fly to Milan. With most regional UK airports providing a daily flight service, you can choose the airport that best suits you.

Waiting for you in the Arrivals Hall will be your private driver to transfer you to your 4 star centrally located hotel.

All of the hotels we use are within walking distance of the main sights including the Duomo, La Scala, Castello Sforzesco and The Last Supper fresco. Milan is a small city and very easy to walk around.

Rest of day at leisure.

Day 2
Day at Leisure and Attend La Scala Opera

Day at leisure to explore Milan. Alternatively why not add in one of our Optional Extras.

This evening attend La Scala Opera 2018:

Die Fledermaus – Feb 2, 4, 11
Simon Boccanegra – Feb 8, 10, 13, 16, 20, 22, Mar 1, 4
Orfeo e Euridice – Feb 24, 28, Mar 3, 6, 11, 14, 17
Don Pasquale – Apr 3, 6, 11, 14, 17, 19, 24, 28, May 4
Francesca da Rimini – Apr 15, 18, 21, 26, 29, May 2, 6, 10, 13
Aida – May 8, 12, 15, 18, 27, 31, Jun 3
Fierrabras – Jun 5, 9, 12, 15, 19, 27, 30
Fidelio – Jun 18, 21, 25, 28, Jul 2, 5, 7
Il pirate – Jun 29, Jul 3, 6, 9, 12, 14, 17, 19
Ali Baba e i 40 ladroni – Sep 1, 3, 5, 9, 14, 17, 19, 21, 25, 27
Ernani – Sep 29, Oct 2, 6, 9, 13, 18, 22, 25
La finta giardiniera – Oct 8, 11, 16, 20, 23, 26, 29
Elektra – Nov 4, 7, 10, 14, 18, 23, 29
Fin de partie – Nov 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 25

Ballet 2018:
Goldberg Variationen – Feb 1, 7, 9, Mar 2, 21, 22
Mahler / Petite Mort / Bolero – Mar 10, 13, 16, 20, 23, 25, 27, 29, 30, Apr 5, 7
Le Corsaire – Apr 20, 22, 27, May 9, 11, 16, 17
Serata Nureyev – May 25, 26, 29
Don Chisciotte – Jul 10, 11, 13, 16, 18
L’Histoire de Manon – Oct 17, 19, 20, 24, 27, Nov 2
La Bayadere – Sep 7, 8, 10
La Bisbetica Domata – Sep 11, 12, 13

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Milan - Private Guided Duomo with Rooftop
  • Milan - Lake Maggiore Day Trip (Only Sundays)
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A la Carte Optional Extras

Milan - Private Guided Duomo with Rooftop

Today your private guide will meet you for your tour of the Duomo. This gothic building was built in the 5th century and took almost six further centuries to complete. The tour is not complete without a trip onto the rooftop, allowing beautiful views across the city. The roof can be accessed either by lift or stairs.

Price per person: From £115

Sunset behind the Duomo, Milan
Duomo rooftop, Milan
Detail of carving on the Duomo, Milan

Milan - Lake Maggiore Day Trip (Only Sundays)

To escape from the city for a day, opt for an island hop experience to Lake Maggiore, surrounded by majestic Alps and beautiful scenic gardens. You will be taken to Stresa, (around 1.5 hrs) for some time shopping, before your shared 2hr panoramic boat cruise on the lake, enjoying fresh crystalline waters. You will visit all three of the Borromee Islands – Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Bella, before arriving back at Stresa to resume your transfer back to Milan.

Please note this is available from 01 April – 20 October on Sundays only.

Price Per Person: From £100

Isola Bella, Lake Maggiore
Pescatori Island, Lake Maggiore
Isola Madre at Lake Maggiore

Day 3
Guided Tour of Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper

Leonardo da Vinci first created quite a stir when he painted “The Last Supper”, and today you get a guided tour to witness this fresco for yourself.

This painting has narrowly avoided two main disasters – the paint badly fading so the figures became unrecognisable, the second almost being destroyed during the bombing of World War II. This enigmatic painting has led to speculation that it is Mary and not John sitting to Jesus’ right.

Rest of day at leisure.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Milan - ATMosfera Restaurant Street Car
  • Milan - Second Night at La Scala
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A la Carte Optional Extras

Milan - ATMosfera Restaurant Street Car

For something luxurious, why not see Milan from a restaurant streetcar. This streetcar travels around Milan seeing the sites by night whilst also providing a mouth-watering Milanese dinner by internationally renowned chefs. Wine and dine the evening away like royalty aboard one of these 2 old streetcars.

Please note ATMosfera will be closed from 1-31 January, 31 July – 30 August, and on 25 December.

Price Per Person: From £95

ATMosfera tram Milan
ATMosfera tram dining, Milan
Castello Sforesco, Milan

Milan - Second Night at La Scala

If you want a second night at the opera or even one night at the ballet, then schedule and availability permitting, we can add this on for you.

Price Per Person: From Ballet – £200 / Opera – £300

La Scala opera house, Milan
Stage for Opera at La Scala, Milan

Day 4
At Leisure until Private Airport Transfer for flight home

At leisure until your private airport transfer for your flight home after your Milan Opera Break.

Alternatively, why not treat yourself to a few extra days. We would particularly recommend our Milan and Lake Maggiore break before heading home.

Price Per Person: From £940

What's Included?

  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at 4 star hotel
  • Top level opera Ticket at La Scala
  • Activities as outlined
  • Flights from the UK (includes 1 hold bag per person)
  • Private airport transfers

Departure airports:
London City

Our international clients are welcome to book their own flights.

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Where You'll Stay

Outside Hotel de la Ville, Milan
Hotel de la Ville, Milan
Pool at Hotel de la Ville, Milan
Dining room at Hotel de la Ville, Milan

Hotel de la Ville (SINA) - Milan (4 Star)

Considered to be one of the most elegant meeting places of Milan the hotel is patronised by fashion celebrities, show business personalities, and entrepreneurs. Very close to the Duomo, La Scala and Via Montenapoleone, it is a comfortable and tranquil place, perfect for a stay.

The hotel's restaurant, "L'Opéra", is open late at night, and is the ideal setting for an after theatre meal.

And, as in any aristocratic home, the rooms and suites all have their own distinct personality thanks to the use of different fabrics and decor, the fine furnishings and the marble bathroom.

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Grand Hotel Rosa - Milan

The Rosa Grand Hotel perfectly captures Milan’s mix of the innovative and the inspiring. The refurbished interior exudes Italian craftsmanship with each of the 330 rooms fusing impeccable comfort with chic Italian style. Widely acclaimed as one of the best hotels in Milan, the Rosa Grand puts you in the heart of the city’s historic district with the Duomo and world-famous Via Monte Napoleone just moments away.

True style doesn’t need to shout and our Superior rooms offer refined elegance for your vacation in Milan. You’ll find light, spacious interiors, warm cherry wood furniture and soft fabrics as well as a sumptuous double bed and Italian marble bathroom.

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Outside of Carlton Baglioni, Milan
Double room at Carlton Baglioni, Milan
Terrace seating at Carlton Baglioni, Milan
Spa treatments at Carlton Baglioni, Milan

Carlton Baglioni - Milan (5 Star)

The Carlton Hotel Baglioni is a luxury 5 star hotel in Milan. It is situated in the heart of Milan, at the crossroads of culture, fashion and design.

It directly overlooks Via della Spiga, the most celebrated shopping street in the city. Via Montenapoleone, the cathedral and the famous La Scala theatre are situated a short distance away.

The Baretto al Baglioni is one of the most famous restaurants in Milan and the perfect meeting place for the Italian and international Jet Set. Ideal for your special occasion.

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A long held ambition to attend an opera production at La Scala was just as wonderful as I had imagined.


Trip was amazing. Our guide was very knowledgable . The food on the atmosphera tram was excellent. Don Giovanni at the la Scala was a big treat amazing.


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