Milan: the financial, technological and editorial city of Italy
The city, known all around the world as the international centre of fashion, design, style and contemporary creativity has to offer also a very rich historical heritage evidenced by the works of art and architecture from different eras, ranging from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance up to the most significant currents of the twentieth century. The Theatre “Alla Scala”, which is definitely one of the most renowned Opera Houses, and the nearby “Galleria Vittorio Emanuele”, one of the most elegant shopping centres of the nineteenth century. The stately “Castello Sforzesco” and the “Duomo”, one of the most impressive Gothic cathedrals of the world, second in size only to St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.
Among the many masterpieces of art known all over the world, Milan hosts also the “Last Supper” of Leonardo da Vinci!
DAILY TENTATIVE ITINERARY
DAY 1: Welcome to Milan, the Italian capital of fashion and shopping
You will be met at Milan Malpensa (or Linate) International Airport and transferred by private bus to the Hotel in Milan. Time at disposal. Welcome dinner in a fashionable and exclusive atmosphere of Restaurant with the opportunity to enjoy a refined meal with good food, relaxation and entertainment. A particular combination that unite art, culture and sparkling moments of “Milanodabere”.
DAY 2: Breakfast at Hotel
A truly special morning exploring Milan, one of the most beautiful and fashionable cities in the world. The tour is based on a route designed to show the better-known and lesser-known corners of Milan. The tour will include a stop for a visit of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece The Last Supper, always accompanied by an experienced touristic guide that will explain the mysteries that still surround the famous work of art, in the center of eccentric theories.
DAY 3: Discovering Como Lake
Breakfast at Hotel.
Route: Milan – Cernobbio - Bellagio - Lecco - Milan
Departure to Como Lake. Pleasant drive along the panoramic and enchanting roads of one of Italy’s most beautiful lakes. Along the way you will enjoy the outstanding scenario offered by the Lake, an overwhelming feast for the eyes.
11.30: Halt in Cernobbio, an elegant tourist village known worldwide for its villas, for a drink
at glamorous Villa d’Este. Set on the shores of Como Lake, Villa d’Este is located in one of the most important crossroads between Italy and Northern Europe. As Herb Caen stated about the Villa, « the precise location of heaven on earth has never been established but it may very well be right here.»
13.30: Arrival in Bellagio, with its many suburbs scattered on the hills overlooking both the southeastern and southwestern branches of Como Lake.
Lunch in Bellagio - at Villa Serbelloni (1 Michelin star) Villa Serbelloni had been home to the world's movers and shakers from the moment it was built. Its regulars included Kaiser William of Germany, Franz Joseph of Austria, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Queen Victoria of Spain, Queen Mary of Romania, the Grand Duchess Catherine of Russia, the Rothschild family, the Queen of Sweden, von Karajan, Onassis, Adenauer and J.F. Kennedy.
In the afternoon reach the charming town of Lecco, short walk in this village, which constitutes the famous scenario that inspired “The Betrothed” (I Promessi Sposi) composed by Italian novelist Alessandro Manzoni,
lies at the end of the southeastern branch of Como Lake.
This Tour might be offered as a bus tour or with a cruise on the lake with lunch on board or with Helicopter Tour of Como Lake & Bellagio. This is one of the most motivating, exclusive and original activities at the moment. With a 6-seat helicopter, the tour promises breathtaking views. During the day there will be several flights but all participants will be involved in a photographic treasure hunt of Villa D’Este and George Clooney’s villa, Como, Cernobbio, Menaggio, etc., some hints given during the flight.
The idea is to spend an unforgettable evening.
Gala dinner in Brera, Milan's trendiest and most famous district.
Dinner in an exclusive historical venue in the heart of Milan.. During dinner show and possibility to have a DJ for disco dance after dinner. Fireworks show depending on location choice
Breakfast at hotel. During the day transfers to Milan Malpensa (or Linate) International Airport for your return flight and the end of the activities.
Optional Invitation to Opera
Meeting at hotel and transfer to the renowned La Scala Theatre for a special evening of Opera staged by the greatest artists of the the world.
After the concert transfer to the Restaurant for a relaxing buffet dinner after theatre. Overnight