Cremona Orchestra Festival

Festival Itinerary

Sample Itinerary


Day 1:

  • Depart via scheduled air service to Milan, Italy

Day 2:

  • Arrive in Milan
  • Meet your MCI Tour Manager, who will assist the group to the awaiting chartered motorcoach
  • Half-day guided tour of Milan includes entrances to La Scala, the best-known opera house in the world and the Duomo, the largest Gothic cathedral in Italy
  • Continue to Cremona for late afternoon hotel check-in
  • Evening Welcome Dinner at the hotel and overnight

Day 3:

  • Breakfast included at the hotel
  • A half-day guided tour of Cremona includes the Duomo (Cathedral) and most importantly, entrance to Stradivarius museum – Museo del Violino. There are galleries devoted to the origins of the violin, violin construction, and Stradivari’s workshop tools, molds and drawings
  • Lunch, on own
  • Afternoon visit a local Cremona Luthier Shop or Academia Cremonensis
  • Evening dinner and overnight

Day 4:

  • Breakfast included at the hotel
  • Morning excursion to Busseto, which has ancient roots that date back to the 10th century. Visits include the Teatro Verdi Opera House, Verdi’s birthplace, and Casa Barezzi (former home of Antonio Barezzi)
  • Lunch, on own
  • Afternoon Clinic/Workshop* as part of the Cremona Festival
  • Evening dinner and overnight

Day 5:

  • Breakfast included at the hotel
  • Morning at leisure in Cremona
  • Lunch, on own
  • Rehearsal*
  • Evening Farewell Dinner
  • Evening Festival Concert in the Municipal Square of Cremona*
  • Overnight at the hotel

Day 6:

  • Breakfast included at the hotel, followed by check-out
  • Transfer to the Milan Airport for return flight home

*Subject to confirmation

Itinerary Extensions

5 nights / 7 Days

2 Nights in Venice
3 Nights in Cremona

6 nights / 8 Days

2 Nights in Milan
2 Nights in Venice
2 Nights in Cremona

8 nights / 10 Days

3 Nights in Rome
2 Nights in Florence
3 Nights in Cremona

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