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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
What You Can Expect
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 the local pizza in teglia (aka the deep-dish pizza). 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 Largo la Foppa in central Milan, where your tour finishes.
Our tour guide, Mirella, was really excellent. It was very interesting and we learned a lot about the area. The food was a wonderful mix, if anything there was too much! Hard to say what we enjoyed the most, I think the Parma Ham stop, the deli and the wine shop were fantastic. Stopping for the aperetif was a brilliant idea - it was a very hot sday and much needed. We would recommend this tour to anybody, thank you very much Mirella.
Our guide was a bubbly and knowledgeable local with excellent English. Small group size made it very personal. The variety of stops and food offered made the morning worthwhile.