Fri 10 Mar
Afternoon arrival in Milan and check in at the 4-star Starhotels Rosa Grand, located in the heart of the city very close to the Duomo and Teatro alla Scala. In the evening we transfer to our welcome buffet dinner at Casa Giulini in the city centre. Owned by Fernanda Giulini, a trained pianist and entrepreneur, the house contains a selection of her extensive collection of antique musical instruments, some of which have been lent to institutions including Teatro alla Scala to be used in their performances.
Sat 11 Mar
Join your guide this morning for a walking tour of Milan city centre and a visit to the Teatro alla Scala museum, which contains many artefacts from the theatre’s history. The afternoon is at leisure before the evening performance at Teatro alla Scala.
Sun 12 Mar
Morning at leisure for independent activities. In the early afternoon we transfer to Piacenza for the matinee opera performance. After the performance we return to Milan for a farewell dinner in a local restaurant.
Mon 13 Mar
Transfer to the airport for your homeward journey.
VISIT MILAN WITH CAROL SAVAGE
A professional concert and opera singer, Carol regularly travels as a tour manager with us. She says:
“A long established cradle of art, music, food and fashion, Milan is exciting and vibrant, elegant and sophisticated, with top class shopping and restaurants. La Scala, arguably the home of Italian grand opera, has a magnificent interior with six tiers of boxes in a horseshoe around a huge stage, hosting excellent (and sometimes controversial) opera productions and concerts. I have performed there, been an enthusiastic audience member, and find that the excitement being amongst a lively and demonstrative Milanese audience never pales!”
10 Mar 19.30
Programme: Buffet dinner and a demonstration of antique musical instruments
Venue: Casa Giulini, Milan
11 Mar 20.00
LA TRAVIATA VerdiInc
D: Liliana Cavani
C: Nello Santi
Cast: Anna Netrebko, Chiara Isotton, Leo Nucci, Francesco Meli, Constantino Finucci, Abramo Rosalen, Alessandro Spina
Venue: Teatro alla Scala, Milan
12 Mar 15.30
COSÌ FAN TUTTE MozartInc
D: Giorgio Ferrara
C: Dante Ferretti
Cast: Lucia Cirillo, Thomas Tatzl, Lavinia Bini
Venue: Teatro Municipale, Piacenza
10 Mar London Heathrow – Milan Linate dep: 12.50 arr: 15.50
13 Mar Milan Linate – London Heathrow dep: 13.05 arr: 14.10
Flight schedules are subject to alteration.
Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.
Prices per person
|Single room supplement||£240|
|Club Europe flight upgrade from||£250|
|Land-only tour price||£1575|
Tour price includes: Flights and airport taxes, group transfers from and to airport and for included activities where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily, one buffet dinner, one dinner, sightseeing tours as described including guides and entrance fees, first category ticket for each included performance, opera synopses, restaurant guide and city notes, the services of our local representative or tour manager.