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Honeymoons and weddings abroad are tailor-made by Expressions Holidays. Contact us for a range of honeymoon and wedding destinations around the world and an amazing choice of honeymoons from island-hopping to visiting cultural sites.
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Experiences
  

With Authentic Experiences from Expressions Holidays you enter a world of genuine holiday and travel experiences within the framework of one of our tailor-made holidays, be its significance culture, gastronomy, wine appreciation, wildlife, sports or special occasions.
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holidays
  

Expressions Spas opens a world of tailor-made spa holidays that allows you to choose according to region, type of treatment desired, product type and recommends for your party type, whether it be for couples, singles or perhaps mothers and daughters travelling together.
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holidays
  

Expressions Families affords you an amazing choice of sophisticated resorts ideally suited to families in selected destinations worldwide. You can also choose according to required facilities in resort and we suggest holidays for families with grandparents and single parent families too.
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holidays
  

Expressions Holidays offers you tailor-made rail holidays and journeys by train, including luxury trains, scenic journeys and classic rail tours.
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journeys
  

Tailor-made journeys and tours for individuals and small groups to selected destinations around the world from Burma to Italy, from Vietnam to India.
  • Luxury tailor-made hotel holidays to Milan

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    Milan is Italy’s second largest city in Italy and is renowned for being the economic and industrial hub of the country. Over the last century Milan has grown considerably to encompass a huge swathe of suburban manufacturing and industrialised districts making it one of the most cosmopolitan areas within Italy . However, the historic centre is easily manageable either on foot or by the comprehensive metro system and the atmosphere is sophisticated and not nearly as Mediterranean as other Italian cities. Milan is renowned for its fashion and shopping is this is certainly one past time that people visit for; it is easy to spot the elegant Italian and foreign visitorswith their designer shopping bags! The magnificent Duomo is the world’s largest Gothic cathedral and was started in 1386, taking almost five centuries to complete. A visit to the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, which houses Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper is a must, but be sure to book tickets in advance. The city’s opera house, La Scala, is one of the world’s most renowned opera houses and is host to the most famous opera singers, conductors and orchestras in the world.

    Local highlights

    Cultural highlights La Scala, The Duomo, The Piazza Duomo, The Convento di Santa Maria delle Grazie, The Galleria di Vittorio Emanuele II, The Castello Sforzesco. Festivals The festival of Sant’Ambrogio, the city’s patron saint is on 7 December and there are processions, fairs and festivities throughout the capital. The Festa Del Naviglio is held in the first ten days of June and sees numerous processions and street performances. The Opera season at La Scala runs historically from the festival of Sant’Ambrogio in December through to July, but of course there are concerts and performances on all the time, apart from in August, when it is generally closed. Gastronomy Milan lends its name to many regional specialities such as Risotto alla Milanese, Cotolleta alla Milanese, Minestrone alla Milanese, but is also home to the traditional Panettone Christmas cake. The cuisine of Lombardy tends to be hearty and meat based, such as Ossobuco (oxtail), but there are excellent vegetable and sea food ‘fritto misto’ dishes too. Wines of the region are generally from the Franciacorta wine growing region near Lake Iseo and the area is principally known for its sparkling wines.

    Getting out and about

    Milan’s metro is very comprehensive and easy to negotiate and will take you to most areas of the city swiftly and inexpensively. Should you wish to leave the city, there are numerous other cities than can be reached by train, both within Italy and across the border into Switzerland. Alternatively, we can arrange for you to pick up a hire car at either Linate or Maplensa airport should you wish to explore Lombardy further or visit the Italian lakes.

    Travel arrangements

    How you get there British Airways flies daily to Milan Linate airport, as does Alitalia, from London. There are also low cost options to Milan Malpensa airport. We include private transfers in our holidays to Milan, but should you wish to hire car we are happy to arrange this for you from the airport.

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  • Italy

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    Italy FAST FACTS

    Capital
    Rome
    Airport
    There is a very good scattering of international airports in Italy, with the main ones being Venice, Pisa, Milan, Rome, Bologna, Naples, Genoa, Turin and Bari; on Sicily, Catania is served by several airlines from the UK and on Sardinia you fly to Cagliari or Olbia.
    Currency
    Euro (£1 = Euro 1.30)
    Size
    Italy is roughly 650 miles long, but only about 100 miles wide
    Population
    60 million
    Average temperature
    Italy's temperature varies dramatically, from about 4 degrees in Turin in winter to 33 degrees in Sicily in summer, with snow year-round on the summits of the Pyrenees and Alps
    National holidays in Italy
    Some tourist attractions as well as banks etc may close on the following days:
    1 January
    6 January (Epiphany)
    Easter Monday
    25 April (Liberation Day)
    1 May (Labour Day)
    15 August (Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
    1 November (All Saints)
    8 December (Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
    Christmas Day
    Boxing Day
    There are a number of local feast days that can affect conditions locally. In addition to the above days, museums are often closed on Mondays in Italy.

  • OUR HOLIDAYS

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      Italian garden holidays and tours for individuals and small groups

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      Visit our selection of tailor-made family holidays to selected hotels and resorts around the world.

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