Condé Nast Traveler’s new website, CNTraveler.com, turned to us twice this month for travel advice for their readers.
The first was in response to a question a reader had about getting tickets to the opera at Teatro alla Scala in Milan:
Maria Gabriella gave sensible advice for independent travelers to time their ticket purchase and what some of the more appealing productions are this season. As for our clients, we take care of getting the tickets to events for you and make sure you are aware of events that are taking place in the cities you are visiting before you travel. There are great historic theaters in Venice, Milan, Rome, Parma and Naples.
The second, (also opera related, a shocking development from opera singers turned travel specialists) was in response to Wendy Perrin’s Best Travel Tip Contest. We always pack our opera glasses on day trips around Italy. They are fantastic for getting three times closer to a Ghiotto fresco or looking for a signature or detail on a Botticelli in a museum. They are chic, discreet and won’t upset the guards.