Locations / Festivals





Teatro alla Scala


Milan is the dynamic, economic capital of Italy. And, many would say, the beating heart of world opera. Teatro alla Scala, built in the 18th century, is located in the centre of the city close to the Duomo, the magnificent cathedral who's construction was started in 1386. The leading designers (Armani, Ferragamo, Ferre, Gucci and Valentino) and the fashionable shoe shops are located behind the Duomo. The Pinacoteca di Brera gallery is housed in a 17th century palace with one of Italy's outstanding collections of paintings with some of the world's greatest masterpieces.
The famous 'The Last Supper' by Leonardo can be seen at Santa Maria delle Grazie for which we strongly recommend pre-booking a timed entrance.

3 Day Tour Price from £690 per person
Includes: two nights accommodation with breakfast and taxes, top-category seat for one performance, opera synopsis, restaurant recommendations and city map.
Flights are not included but lowest fares can be sourced and booked.
Antica Locanda dei Mercanti
Hidden behind a heavy austere wooden door. On via San Tomaso and just a short stroll from Teatro alla Scala, the Duomo, Castello Sforzesco and Brera.

Up one flight of stairs to the reception [luggage assitance is provied].

A haven of peace and tranquility for those wishing to escape the suffocating pressures of the typical, modern, noisy and impersonal hotels.
More like staying in a private home [or at home].
Please call Andrew Blair for more information.
2018: Flórez at La Scala
2017-18 Opera Guide
2017-18 Opera Guide
Opera in Style Opera Short Breaks Guide 2017/18