Now is a great time to plan your travel adventures in Italy in 2019.

21 Dec 2018

We have plenty of suggestions about how to spend your holidays, but in our minds nothing beats a spring break in Milan. With its mixture of high culture, fascinating museums, cosmopolitan atmosphere and world class food, Milan is the ideal place to pick up the pace.

So let's explore some ideas about how to spend a spring escape in Milan. With our assistance, you can schedule the ideal start to your Italy travel in 2019.

Book tickets to a spring show at La Scala.

Italy is one of the world's great cultural destinations, and Milan's La Scala opera house is one of the country's crown jewels. Anyone who loves opera should pay this auditorium a visit during their stay, and spring is the ideal time to do so.

2019's highlight is definitely an extended run for Verdi's La Traviata, but you can also catch Rossini's La Cenerentola or Khovanshchina by Modest Mussorgsky.

All of these performances will be a musical and visual extravaganza. You can rely on the artistes of La Scala to exceed expectations, while the setting is sublime. And our staff will be happy to arrange tickets so that they are waiting for you to arrive.

Discover Milan's quirkier spring events.

Then again, classical music and fashion aren't to everyone's taste. If not, don't worry. There are plenty of other exciting events taking place in Milan this spring.

For instance, video games fans might want to head to IULM University on 16 March for the Milan Machinima Festival, featuring artworks and installations inspired by the world's most popular games.

Early March also sees Milan turn into "Museocity", when the authorities try to entice visitors and locals into the city's museums. This is a huge event, with over 70 institutions taking part, from the Pinacoteca di Brera to the San Siro Museum.

Expect big ticket discounts, special events, and unique guided tours of hidden corners of the city. The schedule is packed with events, so let our staff guide you to activities which suit your tastes. There's sure to be something.

Enjoy a romantic break full of fine food and beautiful art.

If you're arranging Italy travel in 2019 as a couple, Milan is a fantastic place to start. For one thing, you can share the experience of seeing some of the world's great works of art.

Book tickets to see Leonardo's Last Supper at the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, or spend a day (or two) in the Pinacoteca, home to works by Bellini, Piero della Francesca, Raphael and other giants of the Renaissance.

And when you're weary of beautiful art, take an afternoon out to explore Milan's neighbourhoods. Wander the alleys and canals of hip Navigli, peruse the art stores in Brera, cruise the enotecas in Porta Romana, see the Centro Storico and the gorgeous Duomo, or relax in the peaceful Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli.

Our advice is just to let your feet guide you. Milan is a wonderful city to discover on foot - although we are always happy to offer directions if required. Just ask!

Start your Italy travel in 2019 with a Milanese adventure.

If you like the sound of that, we'd love to see you at our Milan locations. We manage a range of premium hotels in both the city centre and suburbs, like the beautiful Lake of Varese, so you should be able to find the ideal venue.

From the UNAHOTELS Expo Fiera Milano, with its modern facilities and convenient location for the airport, to the luxurious Contessa Jolanda Hotel & Residence Milano, our hotels will make seeing the sights as easy as possible. And when you get back in the evening, we'll help you relax in style.