Thursday, April 18, 2019
Arrival, check into hotel, meet and greet with aperitifs and brief orientation of Milan's main sites.
7 pm Welcome Dinner included, location tba.
Brief rest, then from 22:00-02:00 milonga with world famous DJ Max:
Good Friday, April 19
Day for self-guided sightseeing in Milano: choices of visiting galleries, walking tours to see Da Vinci’s Last Supper (restored), La Scala and the Duomo and rooftop tour at your own cost. Possibility to take tango classes: beginner to advanced lessons at a local tango dancing school. Night at leisure to participate in many tango events to choose from. Or see the opera Manon Lescaut at Teatro alla Scala. Ristorante Teatro alla Scala “Il Marchesino”, run by celebrated Italian chef Gualtiero Marchesi. The perfect place to enjoy an aperitif or dinner before or after the show
Saturday, April 20
10:30 am - Indulge on an expert-led culinary tour of Milano (1/2 day). In the afternoon you can choose to take a cooking lesson with one of our local residents, or shopping for designer fashion.Take in an early milonga or rest in preparation for the evening of dancing.
Sunday, April 21
Departure early in the morning for Lake Como by minibus, and ferries. Tour of Bellagio and Varenna, two of the most enchanting villages in the entire Italy.
Monday, April 22
In the morning we transfer to the train station for a nice panoramic 50 min. ride to the city of Bergamo. After checking in at the hotel, our guide will be waiting to take you for a 2-hour walking tour of the city . Sketching for those who like to try capturing the beautiful scenery. Dinner included.
Stay in lovely historic Bergamo all day and full dinner, and then dance in a private milonga. (venue to be arranged – could be in a restaurant, a patio/piazza, garden, hotel lobby, etc. anywhere with a smooth floor, preferably with scenic views)
Tuesday, April 23
Set off on short (45min.)bus ride to Terme San Pellegrino – A palatial oasis with hot spring spas and mineral baths to rest sore feet in between touring and dancing at the festival ahead! Buffet lunch for 22 euros optional. (Entry 48 euros included)
Return to the hotel in Bergamo in the evening after complimentary drinks and snacks at the Terme.
a/ to return to Milan via train or
b/ transfer by train to Lake Garda for those going to the festival.
Wednesday, April 24 – day to explore the region at your own leisure. E.g. Lake Garda, or Verona, etc.
End of tour.