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  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Explore Milan’s historical Navigli canal district on a 2.5-hour evening walking tour, and enjoy wine and several snacks, too! With a local guide, enjoy a glass of wine, and then stroll around the enchanting streets that line the canals to discover an eclectic array of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. Visit an ‘enoteca’ (wine bar) for samples of wine, cheese, meat and bread, and then finish the evening with an all-you-can-eat aperitivo in one of the locals’ favorite bars! Numbers are limited to 15 on this small-group tour, ensuring a personalized experience.

Highlights

  • 2.5-hour evening canal walking tour in Milan including wine and snacks
  • Start with a glass of wine before you explore the historical Navigli neighborhood
  • Learn about eminent Italians such as Leonardo da Vinci, and their links to the Navigli area
  • Visit an enoteca that specializes in quality local food for samples of wine, cheese, meat and more
  • Finish the tour on a high note and visit a beloved Navigli bar for an all-you-can-eat aperitivo
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 15 ensures personalized attention from a guide

What You Can Expect

Navigli Canal Evening Walking Tour in Milan with Wine and Food

Learn about wine as you enjoy samples of it in Milan!

Start your night in Milan with a glass of wine at Porta Genova near Naviglio Grande, the city’s oldest canal and a location at the heart of the city’s nightlife action. After introductions, set off on your walk through the neighborhood and listen to stories about the area’s history. Learn how Leonardo da Vinci and Napoleon came to be associated with the canals, and, even, where you can go to find the best Risotto alla Milanese, made according to a time-honored local recipe.

Midway through your stroll, stop at a classy enoteca to sample some of the delicious local wine, meat, cheese and traditional bread. All food at the enoteca is hand-selected from the finest of local produce, and the bar staff and your guide will give the lowdown on its quality and explain what makes it so unique.

Continue your walking tour past the art studios, chic boutiques, bookstores and bars that spill onto the canal-side streets. Enjoy the evening air filling with music, conversation and laughter from the locals, and head to your final destination for a traditional aperitivo!

This much-loved Italian tradition of a snack with your pre-dinner drink can mean anything from a few nuts to an all-you-can-eat buffet! Luckily for you, it’s the latter in this case! Feast on melt-in-the-mouth morsels of Italian specialties and finger food, and chat with your guide about restaurants and other eateries in the area.

Your tour finishes inside the bar, but you can stay inside for longer if you wish. Any extra food and drinks are at your own expense.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very informative and relaxing tour of the canal area and some really nice places to visit.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very enjoyable and informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Nico was Great!!!! He gave us lots of history of the area and treated us like family. The wine and food was great and it was a wonderful way to start our tour of Italy.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

This tour was very nice, with lots of wine and food, don't worry about dinner plans on this night. Our tour guide Alice` was great, what a passion she had for her city. It was a part of the city we would have never known about. I definately recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

This tour was full of food, wine and fun! Valentina was our awesome and super sweet tour guide. She was very informative about the history of the canals and Milan. Loved the places we wined and dined, plenty to eat and drink. The area comes alive in the evening and is a wonderful place to stroll and dine. There is such a pleasant ambiance and good for all ages. I would not have known about this area without the tour. If you need to grab a water after the tour, stop by the 7-24 shop right around the corner from the metro meeting place and say hello to Daejon. He also helped with the metro since there was a taxi strike.
I would definitely recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Coraddo was an excellent and well informed guide. Enjoyed Milan's hidden gem, not sure why it is not better known.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

when my daughters and I first walked up we were thinking we made a mistake. Tour ended up being a lot of fun. Guide was knowledgeable and fun. It could have used a few more places to visit.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Tour guide Katarina was charming and full of interesting facts. The first place we visited was disappointing.
The host was not welcoming and the wine mediocre. The second place was fine and the wine was very good and the food very tasty but the third was disappointing as our little group couldn't sit together and the food was very slow. Cocktails were good, though.

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

A definetely recommended tour if you are interested in the region of Navigli and want to enjoy the Italian tradition of aperitivo. The tour is predominately food and wine based, during the night you visit 3-4 different restaurants and bars in order to experience the italian nightlife of the aperitivo. The tour leader incorporates important historical events into the tour, with a focus on the significance of the Naviglia canals. The food was delicious, especially at the first restaurant you visit where you are welcomed by a stream of appetisers and amazing wine. Definitely recommend if you want to see Italian nightlife in Milan and eat delicious food and wine!

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2015

Guides were very nice. The food and wine part of the tour was a bit of a disappointment with the exception of one of the restaurants that we stopped at that actually gave you a glass of wine and some good appetizers. The Navigli Canal area was a great area for walking around.

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