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Milan the fashion capital of Italy with its imposing Cathedral and world famous La Scala Opera house is home to EXPO 2015 from May until the end of October with a focus upon feeding the planet, energy for Life.
As well as being one of the fashion capitals of the world, Milan is the business centre of Italy, and indeed arguably seen by many Italian's as the heart of their country. As well as designer boutiques, the streets are lined with lively bars and restaurants, traditional churches, the museums of the Castello Sforzesco and the relaxing and luxurious spas. Football enthusiasts will revel in being able to catch an AC Milan game or have a tour of the football ground, which is home to this world renowned club. Idroscalo, the cities man-made lake, is a great place to relax with the family, with leisurely walking and cycling routes as well as playgrounds and pedalos.
Calmer waters flow around Italy's lakes, where the tree-clad mountains tumble sheer into clear blue waters. Once the traditional summer refuge for Europe's aristocracy, these lakeshores are home to pillared palaces of breath-taking grace and beauty, built in the heyday of classical values and cultured living.
Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:
Nights: 6 | from £2,995pp
Immerse your family in the exciting world of Italian history on a luxurious tour of Rome, Florence and Pisa that makes learning fun – and delicious, with... Find out more
Holiday type: Tailor-made
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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:
Nights: 14 | from £3,550pp
Contrast the glitz of Monte Carlo with the rustic prettiness of Elba on a voyage that brings out the best of the Mediterranean’s history, art, and culture. Find out more
Nights: 9 | from £5,199pp
Discover pearls of the Adriatic and their wild beauty, gaining access to 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Find out more
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STAR JUNIOR SUITES AND SUITES VIP AMENITIES 2017
- Bottle of champagne and fruit basket in room on arrival
- One fine dining experience at L’Olivo for two people (beverages excl.) for the night of arrival
- One complimentary 50-min massage per person per stay
- Soft drinks from in-room minibar
- Complimentary Wi-Fi access
- Daily newspaper
- Complimentary shuttle and entrance to Il Riccio Restaurant & Beach Club
Terms and conditons apply. Subject to availability.
40% DISCOUNT OFFER 2017
Enjoy 40% off stays in the Olilveto Suites at Hotel Castello di Casole.
Valid for year-round travel.
Black out dates include 18th - 20th May and 16th - 18th June 2017.
A minimum stay of 4 nights is required.
Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.
To find out more about our Europe team, click on the consultant links below or call them on 01242 547 703 or enquire online
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Best time to be there
Coastal areas and the islands are great year round, although July and August can be very hot. The arts and opera seasons are generally at their peak outside these months. August is very much a shut down month as Italians take their annual break.
Bari, Cagliari, Catania, Milan, Pisa, Rome and Verona (British Airways), Naples and Venice (British Airways or bmi)
2 hours - 2 hours 30 minutes
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