DAY 1 - Milano
Benvenuti a Milano! Following a morning transfer out of Malpensa Airport (approximately 50 min), we'll reach Corso Sempione, a very lively section of the city, where our hotel is located. After checking in and grabbing a quick bite, your guides Valentina and Marco will collect you in the afternoon for an introductory walk to this marvel of a city. Among the many memorable sights, there’s for sure the amazing Duomo, built to accommodate the entire city in the 14th century, one of the world's largest, most striking Gothic Cathedrals, with 135 spires and 3,200 statues crammed into the roof and into the façade. Walking through the famous Galleria we will get to La Scala theatre, the shrine for the opera spirited.
Tonight, we rejoin at the hotel for out welcome cocktail before heading to a local trattoria whose Risotto alla Milanese is the talk of the town.
DAY 2 - Castello Sforzesco & Milan Science Museum
Before us, Milan was elected by Leonardo as his new home city, after Florence, and is the place where he spent most years of his long life. Our first day in Italy will follow Leonardo's path in Milano. Early in the morning our guides will meet us at the hotel lobby and we engage in a hands-on visit to the Milan Museo della Scienza with the chance to study and tinker some of his ideas – among the over 6,000 contained in Leonardo’s folios – epitomized by the purposely built wood models.
After lunch, on the way back to hotel we have the option to visit to Castello Sforzesco: the talented painter and inventor main working place where we'll see the touching and unfinished sculpture by Michelangelo as well, one more genius of the Renaissance age.
Leonardo's countless inventions and ideas are the expression of the men and women of the time, of what they felt and did, of the machines they built to erect not only marvelous buildings, such as churches, palaces or fortresses, but also machines for waging war, for work, for the manufacture and trade of all those goods whose availability was of such great importance to the rulers and their courts.
DAY 3 - San Siro
Today, let's experiencing Milano as the locals do: strolling through open-air market, visiting a variety of clothes stores trying the ones that best fit you or, if you are fascinated by Design, consider to spend some time at La Triennale Design Museum, which is the main design museum and events venue in Milano. Here Italian design, urban planning, architecture, music, and media arts meet together, emphasizing the relationship between art and industry.
After lunch we go and have some fun as locals do: at San Siro Stadium. Built in 1926, San Siro Stadium has undergone numerous renovations. Now reputed to be one of the most astounding sports buildings in the world, it holds a capacity of 85,000 people. You'll visit the stadium's museum and site unique memorabilia as your English speaking guide recounts the glorious history surrounding the victories of A.C. Milan and F.C. Inter football clubs.
Tonight surprisingly… our final dinner is served in the VIP area of the Football temple of Italy, where top football player are used to celebrate and where they wrote part of the European football history.
DAY 4 - Arrivederci
Breakfast at the hotel. According with your flight time, transfer to Airport. Arrivederci!