Festival Itinerary

Sample Itinerary


Day 1: Saturday

  • Depart via scheduled air service to Milan, Italy


Day 2: Sunday

  • Arrive in Milan
  • Meet your MCI Tour Manager, who will assist the group to 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 on to Cremona for late afternoon hotel check-in
  • Evening Welcome Dinner included, and overnight


Day 3: Monday

  • Breakfast included at the hotel
  • A half-day guided tour of Cremona includes the Civic Museum, Duomo (Cathedral), Town Hall, 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 to the Cremona Luthier Shop
  • Evening dinner included, and overnight


Day 4: Tuesday

  • 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*
  • Evening dinner included, and overnight


Day 5: Wednesday

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


Day 6: Thursday

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

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

7 Nights / 9 Days

4 Nights in Vienna
1 Night in Treviso
2 Nights in Cremona

8 Nights / 10 Days

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

For more information on the Cremona Orchestra Festival, please feel free to contact us!