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  • Location:Milan, Italy
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Milan Food Walking Tour of Brera

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Indulge in tasty Italian delights with this 3-hour tour of the Brera neighborhood, one of Milan's hippest parts of town. With your foodie guide by your side, traverse the intimate streets of Brera, stopping at six different spots to sample rich cheese, unctuous prosciutto, hoppy craft beer and other local delicacies. 

Participants on this small-group tour are limited to just 12 people, ensuring plenty of personalized attention from the guide. 

Highlights

  • 3-hour food tour of Milan’s Brera neighborhood
  • Learn about Milan’s history and its distinctive cuisine from a local guide
  • Enjoy up to six food stops in beloved local eateries around Brera
  • Sample classic Milanese dishes such as mondeghili, the local meatballs
  • Try popular specialties from around Italy including Parma ham and traditional Italian mignon pastry
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 12 people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Milan Food Walking Tour of Brera

Enjoy the delicious variety of food that Milan has to offer!

Head to Lanza-Brera Station in the center of Milan to meet your local foodie guide. And then began perambulating through the neighborhood, a part of town that is inhabited by artsy bohemian types. The intimate streets are alive with active markets and a fun nightlife scene. 

As you stroll the streets of Brera, learn about the history of food and dining in Milan — and also about the history of the area: how Brera has evolved over the decades and even the centuries. Hear about the development of the nearby futuristic Porta Nuova that was built especially for the overwhelmingly popular Expo 2015. Get an overview of Milanese cuisine, from hearty polenta to breaded veal Milanese to saffron-accented risotto. 

Stop up to six times at various restaurants, cafes and markets to sample some of the local delights. The stops may vary with each tour and depending on what is in season but some likely dishes may include melanzane alla parmigiana (baked eggplant with Parmesan and tomatoes), mondeghili meatballs, and traditional Milan dishes. Along with local delicacies, enjoy samplings of popular Italian treats such as gelato and cannoli, or melt-in-your-mouth slivers of culatello — a prized Parma ham.

Then sample some craft beer, an industry that has made some waves throughout the beer-making world in the last decade. Follow that up by heading to a bar to experience the aperitivo, a true Northern Italian tradition in which the purchase of a glass of wine allows you access to a room of edible delights: from huge wheels of cheese to silky prosciutto to green olives. 

When you're full, head to Piazza XXV Aprile in the center of the city to conclude the tour. 



Customer Reviews

Kristen A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Wonderful tour guide, Alessandro, and insightful walk around the beautiful Brera. Food tastings and history were great.

merockin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The tour blew our socks off! So full afterwards and had so much fun! Learned a LOT as well and even made some new friends.

Beverley W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great way to see some of the city you wouldn't normally experience and learn about local food and drink. Enjoyable way to spend a morning. Very good value for money.

Michal P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Guide was knowledgable and cheerful.

JILL B K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour with charming, knowledgable guide. Very tasty and informative. Excellent value.

Warwick D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A must

Lynn L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The instructions for the meeting place were very clear, and Luigi, our guide, was waiting for us. There was only four in our group, so it was personal and easy to ask every question you wanted - and Luigi knew the answers, he was a great guide. We had lots to taste - though in slightly a strange order I would have preferred savoury, then sweet. So cakes delicious! first in one of the few bakeries that still bakes it's own products, then some prosciutto and another cut of cured ham, then .... actually - I won't tell you or else it will spoil it for you - but the best ever gelato was included! And Alcohol!

Suffice to say we were full by the end of the tour which took a full three hours, walking from one place to another at a leisurely pace - and we were lucky to catch some late October sun. One thing I think would have been good to include - the Milanese Risotto which is a typical local dish. That aside, if you are interested in food, then I am sure you won't be disappointed.

sydney_tran

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour was amazing and delicious all at once. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and gave us suggestions on other places to try as well. All the samples we tried were fantastic and we learned a little more about Milan and Italy with each place! Definitely recommend this!

Nicholas S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great way to see and eat Milan. Paolo was an excellent and friendly tour guide. Highly recommended.

Robert S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was a pleasure to find the hidden fabulous places in Brera. Our guide was knowledgable and entertaining and all the proprietors at the shops were happy to see us. They couldn't do enough.

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