ART & FASHION OF NORTHERN ITALY
Milano – Bergamo – Mantova – Verona – Venezia
DAY 1 – MILANO
Milano is one of the most important cities in Italy. It is not only the capital of style and fashion and a lively city which several restaurants, pubs and discos for nightlife, but it is also known for its museums and wonderful monuments; for example the main square with the beautiful cathedral (the “Duomo”), the “Castello Sforzesco” with its huge “Parco Sempione”, the church of “Santa Maria delle Grazie” (with Leonardo’s painting “Last Supper”) and the Brera.
This features make Milano a city interested both in past and in the future.
Full day guided tour of Milano (Lunch in a tipical restaurant included) from old town to the skyscrapers.
Duomo, the Cathedral in the Gothic-flowered architecture full of sculptures and stained glass windows, is the symbol of Milano. From its terraces (only Gothic building with accessible roofs!), a wonderful view opens over the city and the PreAlps.
Crossing the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery, you reach PIAZZA DELLA SCALA which overlooks the most famous opera house in the world: La Scala.
Where the greatest composers, the most admired singers and the most famous conductors worked.
Next to the heart of the financial capital Milano, a medieval corner that has kept the charm of the past: PIAZZA DEI MERCANTI with the majestic structure of the Palace of Broletto.
The visit continues with CASTELLO SFORZESCO. This Castle is the symbol of the dukes’ power in Milano throughout two extremely important periods, 14th and 15th century, that saw the turning from the Middle Age to Modern Times. Built as a fortress, only later it would become one of the richest ducal residences of all times. It continues with BASILICA DI S. AMBROGIO, the most beautiful example of Romanesque architecture in northern Italy. Built in brick, according to Milanese tradition, the Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio with its sober profile inspires deep serenity.
I NAVIGLI: Milano peculiar water system. The tour proceeds to the discovery of the old Milano and its rhymes marked by the flowing of water along its canals.
A Walk in PORTA GARIBALDI and PORTA NUOVA beetween past and present. An old area renovated with skyscrapers, considered among the most beautiful in the world, for multi-purpose urban planning and sustainable, essential characteristics for the present and the future of the city.
At the end of the tour, free time for individual activities and for dinner.
Overnight in Milano in 5* hotel (as Armani Hotel, Chateaux Monfort or similar)
ARMANI HOTEL ****
Armani Hotel Milano is located in the world famous couture district, known as Quadrilatero della Moda, only a few minutes away from the luxury shopping streets of Via Montenapoleone and Via della Spiga, the famous La Scala theatre and the spectacular Piazza del Duomo. Milano is not only the World’s Fashion Capital but also a city to be discovered, with its’ little secrets and hidden locations. A unique mix of history, art, culture and design is awaiting you.
The Armani style and philosophy defines every detail of the 95 guestrooms and suites. Each element has been personally designed by Giorgio Armani and chosen for sculptural, aesthetic and sensual qualities.
The package includes:
- One luxuriouse couple treatment at the Armani Spa and access to the relaxation area and SPA facilities.
- Complimentary late check-out upon availability.
CHATEAUX MONFORT *****
Château Monfort is a five-star luxury hotel located in the heart of Milano. The hotel will enchant you with its beautifully restored and elegantly furnished interiors, with an atmosphere and charm reminiscent of a romantic castle. Totally inspired by the concept of fairy-tale atmospheres, Château Monfort inaugurates a new kind of hotel: that of the Urban Château, a new context distinguished by a strong identity, creativity and immagination .
In an environment place able to arouse emotions, dreams and reality meet in an original reinterpretation of the interiors according to an exquisite neo-Romantic style, made up of enchanted gardens, dungeons and interiors that bring to mind that vast repertoire of fairy tales that everyone remembers as a child.
The package includes:
- Delicious dinner at Rubacuori by Venissa Restaurant
- Complimentary late check-out upon availability