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By | Blog, Verona Opera, Milan, Venice | Posted 08 Dec 2016

When to book your Milan holiday

Milan is the perfect destination for all year round travel. With La Scala Opera House performing operas most nights of the season (barring late August time), taking in a night at the opera has never been easier!

Affordable flight prices from Gatwick to Milan with Easyjet

Whilst planning your Milan holiday for 2017 you have the choice between more mainstream operas including La Traviata, Don Giovanni, La Boheme and Nabucco. If however you are more of the opera connoisseur then Falstaff, The Master Singers of Nuremberg, Anna Bolena, The Thieving Magpie, Tamerlano and many others might be on your wish list. Alternatively, why just stick to the opera? You could opt for either one night at the opera and one for the ballet, enjoying A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Romeo and Juliet and of course Swan Lake.

Milan's Duomo, Italy

Your Milan holiday has plenty more opportunities as well as La Scala though. With the Duomo nearby and Santa Maria delle Grazie church which houses Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” painting, we have the perfect day of historical discovery for you with our guided tour.

If your schedule permits tag on a few days in nearby Lake Maggiore, or if you want another city then Verona, Venice and Florence are all easily reached in little time. If you are travelling during the summer months, the fantastic Roman arena in Verona begins their opera season, where for June, July and August guests can enjoy a night at the opera in an open-air arena. Showcasing in 2017 are Aida, Rigoletto, Tosca, Nabucco and Madame Butterfly. As if this wasn’t enough choice there is also a Beethoven concert on the 15 August and a Domingo gala on the 21 July.

Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper Painting

When looking outside of the summer months to travel, you could also combine your Milan holiday with some time in Venice. Whilst this floating city has plenty of wonderful culture to explore, it also has La Fenice opera house and its own fantastic schedule, including Carmen, Lucia di Lammermoor, The Barber of Seville, La Traviata, The Coronation of Poppea and Don Giovanni to list but a few.

The best time to travel? It has to be the spring and autumn months for stretching out a bit more sun and warmer climates but without the crowds. At the moment the flight prices from Gatwick to Milan for spring 2017 are extremely good value and so I would definitely recommend looking at these months if you want a good price. From today Easyjet have released their schedule up to the end of October 2017, so another good reason to take advantage and plan ahead (Heathrow flights do have a higher price tag).

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About Hannah Netting

Hannah has had the travel bug from an early age where she was fortunate enough to travel widely, including a four month trip around the world. For her experiencing new cultures, sights and wonders was very important.

Lately her focus has been heavily on Italy enhanced by many wonderful trips including Verona, Venice, Top to Toe, Florence, amongst many others. In Venice she got lost in true Venetian style and got to experience the amazing acoustics of the Verona Arena. Currently Florence is her favourite, but this can always change! With plenty on offer in Italy, it will keep her entertained for many more trips to come!

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