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Charming La Scala Opera Milan Break

Break Available: All year round (barring August)
4 days

Price Per Person: From £995

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.

Why Italian Short Breaks?

Highlights

  • Attend the Number 1 Opera House in the World, La Scala in the best seats
  • Self Guided Audio Tour of Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” fresco
  • 3 nights in a hotel within minutes from the Duomo and La Scala
  • Private airport transfers
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Day by Day Itinerary
 
 

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

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.

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Day 2
Day at Leisure and Attend La Scala Opera

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. These performances do book up early, so the sooner you enquire the more chance we have of getting the good seats for you.

La Scala 2020
(*Marked dates are matinee performances taking place at 2.30pm instead of in the evening. Please note there are no operas or ballets being performed in August)

OPERAS:

JANUARY 2020:
Tosca (Puccini) – 08 Jan

FEBRUARY 2020:
Romeo & Juliet (Guonod) – 02*, 16*
Il Trovatore (Verdi) – 09*, 15, 21, 23*, 29
Il Turco in Italia (Rossini) – 28

MARCH 2020:
Il Turco in Italia (Rossini) – 13, 15*
Salome (Strauss) – 14, 21, 27

APRIL 2020:
Pelléas et Mélisande (Debussy) – 07, 14, 18, 21, 24

MAY 2020:
Tannhauser (Wagner) – 03*, 10*, 24
L’amore dei tre re (Montemezzi) – 23, 29

JUNE 2020:
L’amore dei tre re (Montemezzi) – 04
Fedora (Colautti) – 13, 25, 30
Un Ballo in Maschera (Verdi) – 26

JULY 2020:
Un Ballo in Maschera (Verdi) – 10, 16
La Traviata (Verdi)- 14

SEPTEMBER 2020:
Il Viaggio a Reims (Rossini) – 03, 08, 10, 12, 25

OCTOBER 2020:
Semele (Handel) – 23, 26, 30
Erwartung – Intolleranza 1960 (Schoenberg) – 31

NOVEMBER 2020:
Erwartung – Intolleranza (Schoenberg) 1960 – 08, 11
La Traviata (Verdi) – 17, 20, 22, 25
La Gioconda (Ponchielli) – 21, 24

BALLETS:
JANUARY 2020 – Sylvia – 11
FEBRUARY – Serata Van Manen – Petit – 01, 07, 08
APRIL – Madina – 02, 16
MAY – Romeo & Juliet – 06, 08, 09, 13, 15, Prometeo – 30
JUNE – Prometeo – 14*, 21, Il Lago dei Cigni – 27*
JULY – Il Lago dei Cigni – 04, 09
SEPTEMBER – La Dame aux Camelias – 19, 30
OCTOBER – Lo Schiaccianoci – 13, 14, 15, 20

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
Self Guided Audio Tour of Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper

Day 3
Self Guided Audio 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 self guided audio tour to witness this fresco at a pace to suit you.

This frescohas 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 - Second Night at La Scala
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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 – £235 / Opera – £385

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

Day 4
At Leisure until Private Airport Transfer for flight home

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 either our Milan and Lake Maggiore break or our Milan and Lake Como trip before heading home.

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Accommodation

Where You'll Stay

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

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

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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Carlton Baglioni - Milan (5 Star)

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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Optional Extras
Milan - Private Guided Duomo with Rooftop
Sunset behind the Duomo, Milan

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

Milan - Lake Maggiore Day Trip (Only Sundays)
Isola Bella, Lake Maggiore

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

Milan - Second Night at La Scala
La Scala opera house, Milan

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 – £235 / Opera – £385

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Reviews & Feedback

Testimonials

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

Isabella

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.

Anne-Marie

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What's included & departure airports

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:
Birmingham
Dublin
Edinburgh
Gatwick
Heathrow
London City
Luton
Manchester
Stansted

Our international clients are welcome to book their own flights.

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