Milan: Design Immersion and a Day at La Scala Opera

Learn Milan’s hottest style trends from a professor of design, creating a tour specific to your interests. Or spend a day in the world of La Scala opera, including behind-the-scenes tours and an evening performance.

Jan 11, 2012
Milan's Teatro alla Scala Opera House
Just a 10-minute walk from Four Seasons, you'll find the world’s most famous opera house, Teatro alla Scala.
Photography John Picken

Milan is the worldwide capital of fashion and design and Four Seasons Hotel Milano offers an appropriately stylish address for your winter escape. For the ultimate convenience, you’re tucked quietly between Via Monte Napoleone and Via della Spiga, Italy’s two most exclusive designer shopping streets, and just a 10-minute stroll from the Duomo.

The Hotel, originally a 15th-century convent, is now impeccably restored, with authentic frescoes, columns and vaulted ceilings adorning many of the guest rooms and suites.

The Four Seasons concierge holds infinite connections and is eager to tailor a uniquely Milanese adventure to your preferences.

Learn the Latest Trends in Fashion and Design

Four Seasons has created an exclusive opportunity to immerse yourself in Milan’s design culture—gaining insight into the latest trends from leaders in the design world.

The day begins with a trip to Milan’s lively Navigli area and the Domus Academy, the internationally recognised postgraduate school of design. Domus is known for advanced courses in graphic design, fashion, architecture and interior design, with students drawn from around the world.

One of the professors will organise a day focused on your specific interests—whether architecture, interior design, furniture or fashion design.

The experience begins with an introduction to the Domus Academy, touring the facilities and showcasing the students’ work. Then the professor will offer a personal tour of Milan, visiting various design showrooms, shops or buildings with noteworthy architecture.

The finale of your four-hour session is the Triennale Design Museum—a dynamic showplace that regularly renews itself to offer the latest highlights of avant-garde design.

Back at Four Seasons, your experience can include a complete tour of the Hotel with all of its designer features, and a custom menu artistically designed by Four Seasons Executive Chef Sergio Mei. You’ll feel you’re at the cutting edge of international trends, while enjoying a city of utmost glamour.

Spend a Whole Day in the World of La Scala

The world’s most famous opera house, Teatro alla Scala was completed in 1778 and exquisitely restored in 2004. This landmark of music is just a 10-minute walk from Four Seasons.

For opera and theatre lovers, Four Seasons proposes tailor-made experiences, immersing guests in the world of La Scala.

For the afternoon, go deeper into the world of La Scala with a visit to the Ansaldo Workshops. This is the production centre where scenery, costumes and props are constructed. At over 20,000 square metres (215,000 square feet), it’s the world’s largest theatre workshop.

When you return to Four Seasons, you’ll find the tickets the Concierge has helped you to arrange and a programme for the evening’s performance. After dressing, head to the lobby and then the private Camino Room, adorned with a collection of original La Scala stage drawings created by renowned artist Filippo Peroni.

Start your evening the way the locals do, with a traditional aperitivo: a Negroni cocktail or a glass of Franciacorta Spumante.

Arrive at La Scala for an unforgettable performance. Don’t be surprised by loud reactions from the audience. Opera fans here are never bashful!

Afterwards, return to Four Seasons for a post-opera dinner: riso al salto (crispy rice timbale with spinach, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese) with a glass of Sforzato red wine, followed by classic tiramisu for dessert. You’ll be ready for the sweetest dreams.

To help you plan your winter escape to Milan, these exclusive Four Seasons opportunities are available in easy-to-arrange packages.

Or, read more about the European Capitals of Culture.


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