Expo 2015: extend your holiday for a tour of Milan and Venice

Prolong your stay in Italy with our amazing suggestion. Make the most of your time in Italy by visiting EXPO 2015, hosted by Milan, to explore all the amazing things this country has to offer. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you design a tailor made itinerary to suit your individual needs.

Fancy discovering cultural heritage and sampling the very best local food and wine in Italy’s most renowned cities? Perhaps you prefer to extend your stay for a full week to explore the best of Italy, from north to south? Or do you only have enough time for a tour of Milan and Venice following your busy EXPO schedule? Let YellowBoot plan your perfect Italian trip!

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3 days Milan EXPO escape

Day 1 you’ll arrive in Milan for EXPO 2015, where you can begin to enjoy your free time exploring the Italian centre of fashion, finance and industry. Wander around the streets of the Brera area and walk down its iconic, fashionable streets - via Montenapoleone and via della Spiga. A YellowBoot personal shopper can escort you to the most sought after fashion boutiques and small hidden local gems. In the evening you’ll be overwhelmed by a show at the famous La Scala theatre! You’ll enjoy a delicious dinner and spend the night in Milan.

Day 2 you’ll visit the EXPO then enjoy a guided tour of Milan, starting from Casello Sforzesco, the Duomo, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, and the La Scala theatre and its museum. In the evening you’ll enjoy an aperitif in the Navigli area and then dine in a top rated restaurant.

Day 3 you’ll visit the EXPO, then continue your guided tour of Milan from the Brera area, including its famous art galleries. In the afternoon you’ll visit Parco delle Basiliche, the Basilica di Sant’Eustorgio and Basilica di San Lorenzo. In the evening you’ll once again dine out and spend your last night in Milan.

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3 days Venice EXPO escape

Day 1 you’ll arrive at Venice airport for EXPO 2015 and take a water taxi to your hotel in the city, where you can immediately begin enjoying your free time discovering the uniqueness of Venice. In the evening, wander around the city’s romantic and mysterious streets, called calli, before feasting at a typical local osteria with live music. Spend the night at your Venice hotel.

Day 2 visit the EXPO then enjoy a guided tour of Venice to explore all the most important sights. Discover the mosaics of Basilica di San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale; pause for a perfect photo opportunity in front of the Ponte di Rialto; queue for a cool gelato; and experience a romantic gondola tour through the canals of this beautiful and unique city. In the evening you’ll attend the opera or a concert at the famous La Fenice theatre. Dinner and an overnight stay in Venice.

Day 3 visit the EXPO, then continue your guided tour of Venice. You’ll be taken on a boat tour, visiting the islands of the Venetian lagoon, including Murano, Burano and Torcello. Murano is world famous for its centuries old art of glass making, which is passed on from generation to generation. You’ll visit a vetreria to witness the expertise of a true maestro who’ll transform sand into a beautiful piece of glass art in mere minutes. Next, you’ll head to Torcello to explore its ancient church before enjoying lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you’ll wander around the starkly painted houses of Burano island, which were originally decorated by the fishermen who lived there, so their homes would be easily recognised after returning from long voyages at sea. In the evening you’ll dine in a top restaurant and spend your last night in Venice.