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Escorted Rail Tours to Milan

The Italian fashion capital

The city of Milan is Italy's economic capital, home to the Italian Stock Exchange (Borsa Italiana) and the headquarters of many of the country's big corporations. Milan is Italy's second largest city, with a population of over 1.3 million. Famous as the 'style capital of the world', Milan is where Armani, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Gucci all launched their careers in the fashion industry.

Benito Mussolini, as editor of the Milan-based socialist newspaper "Avanti!", founded the Italian Fascist Party in Milan in 1919. During World War II, Milan suffered extensive bombing that destroyed many of the ancient and historic buildings in the city centre - as a result, the city centre is an architectural mix of old and new, while Milan has the distinction of being Italy's most modern city.

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A Grand Tour of Italy Fly:Rail

Experience the very essence of Italy as we discover stylish Milan, the Eternal City of Rome, the tiny yet powerful Vatican City, graceful Renaissance Florence, the labyrinthine port of grand Venice, and iconic Pisa with its unmistakable Leaning Tower, with comfortable rail travel and 4-Star hotels throughout.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
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13 days from £2,495per personView tour details
A Grand Tour of Italy

Experience the very essence of Italy as we discover stylish Milan, the Eternal City of Rome, the tiny yet powerful Vatican City, graceful Renaissance Florence, the labyrinthine port of grand Venice, and iconic Pisa with its unmistakable Leaning Tower, with comfortable rail travel and 4-Star hotels throughout.

Departs from March 2017 to October 2017.
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Lake Garda & the Gardone Riviera

Unwind in the lakeside Savoy Palace Hotel in Gardone Riviera, savouring the fresh air and mild climate, with sparkling Lake Garda as a backdrop. Enjoy a flavour of Venice and a meal at an 'agriturismo' on this fantastic rail holiday packed full of delights.

Departs from April 2017 to September 2017.
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10 days from £1,695per personView tour details
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Board the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express to step back in time to a world of romance, indulgence and adventure. Travel in comfort and style as this wonderful tour takes in seductive Paris, vibrant Milan and Venice - the most beguiling of Europe's cities, offering the best in culture, art and architecture.

Departs from April 2017 to September 2017.
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9 days from £4,395per personView tour details
Classic Venice Lagoon & Lake Garda

Enjoy a leisurely, relaxed holiday to some of Italy's most beautiful sights. We join the MS Michelangelo for a magnificent cruise through the spectacular Venice Lagoon, admiring the tiny islands of this attractive archipelago, before exploring fashionable Milan and the many attractions of Lake Garda.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
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13 days from £1,995per personView tour details
Lake Garda & the Gardone Riviera Fly:Rail

Unwind in the lakeside Savoy Palace Hotel in Gardone Riviera, savouring the fresh air and mild climate, with sparkling Lake Garda as a backdrop. Enjoy a flavour of Venice and a meal at an 'agriturismo' on this fantastic rail holiday packed full of delights.

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Beautiful Tuscany & Rome

With their lush vineyards, pretty olive groves and undulating landscapes, Tuscany and Umbria are undoubtedly two of Italy's most beautiful regions. On this marvellous tour we discover both areas and their rich variety of attractions, including famous Florence to undiscovered Pienza, all from our base in Chianciano Terme.

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More about Milan

La Scala
The 'Teatro alla Scala' is one of the most famous opera houses in the world, which is located in Milan's historic centre. La Scala has suffered a variety of disasters since it opened in 1778, having already been built from the ashes of the Teatro Regio Ducale, which was destroyed by fire on the same site in 1776. In 1943, during World War II, the theatre was fire-bombed. It was reopened in 1946. Most recently, the theatre underwent a major refurbishment from 2002 to 2004; it is still one of the world's foremost opera venues. Santa Maria delle Grazie The 'Holy Mary of Grace' is a church in Milan which has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status - largely because it contains the mural of the Last Supper, one of Leonardo da Vinci's most famous works.

Milan Cathedral
The 'Duomo di Milano' is the fourth largest cathedral in the world (the largest Gothic cathedral) and took nearly six centuries to complete. The famous white marble cathedral has hundreds of spires, large and small, while there are thousands of statues adorning its famous façade. It is possible to climb to the top of the cathedral for superb views across Milan from the rooftop.

Castello Sforzesco
The Castello Sforzesco is the former residence of the Duchy of Milan, located in the centre of the city. Once one of the most refined noble houses in Europe, today the castle is home to 12 different museums and archives, with varied exhibitions from Palaeolithic history through to 1950s furniture.

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