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

Milan Food Walking Tour of Brera

Eat your way through Milan’s Brera neighborhood on a 3-hour food tour, led by a food-loving local guide! Learn about the city history and cuisine as you wander the atmospheric streets, and enjoy six different food stops for samples of local delicacies and well-known Italian treats. Traditional Milan dishes, artisan beer, and silky-smooth slices of Parma ham are among the other mouthwatering morsels you get to try along the way.

Numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention from a guide.


  • 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!

Meet your guide near Lanza-Brera Station in central Milan, and then set off on your 3-hour food walking tour of Milan’s historic Brera district. The neighborhood has long been a haven for bohemians, attracting inspired locals and travelers alike with bustling street markets and a vibrant nightlife scene.

Your guide dishes on the city's history and cuisine as you walk. Learn how Milan has changed over the centuries, from the Navigli district (home to the city’s ancient, defunct canal system) to the futuristic enclave of Porta Nuova that was constructed to host the Expo 2015. Along with its architecture, the city's cuisine has also evolved over the centuries, but many original dishes remain. Learn about the staples of Milanese cuisine such as rice and polenta, and discover classic dishes like saffron-flavored risotto and veal Milanese.

In between walking and talking, enjoy up to six food stops to try some of the city specialties. Samples vary on each tour according to availability, but dishes you may try include traditional 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.

Wash down the food with an artisan Italian beer, and then enjoy a Milan-style aperitivo (or a pre-dinner alcoholic drink) at the trendy art bar La Bicicletta. The aperitivo is big in Milan, and many bars put on a lavish happy-hour buffet with enough food to satisfy the hungriest of appetites.

After three hours exploring Brera and its atmospheric eateries, work your way to Piazza XXV Aprile in central Milan, where your tour finishes.

Customer Reviews

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Guide was knowledgable and cheerful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A must

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.

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

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

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Luigi was a friendly and thorough guide. There were more stops and more food at each than we expected. Come with an empty stomach and plan on skipping lunch. Such a delicious way to get well acquainted with the Brera. Only minor criticism is the order of the stopswe had delicious dessert gelato before the best eggplant parmigiana ever--and i am half-Italian!! Take this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Veronica was fantastic. For those interested in food and it is not to be missed.

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