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Milan Food Walking Tour of Brera

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Indulge in tasty Italian delights on this tour of the Brera neighborhood, one of Milan's hippest neighborhoods. With your foodie guide by your side, traverse the intimate streets of Brera, stopping at various spots to sample Parma ham, Milanese meatballs, artisan beer, and other local delicacies. 
  • Food tour of Milan’s Brera neighborhood
  • Enjoy multiple food stops in beloved local eateries around Brera
  • Sample classic Milanese dishes and other Italian specialties
  • Learn about the history of each dish and the city from your guide
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What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Food tastings (6 stops)
  • Italian beer (one bottle per couple)
  • Aperitivo
  • Drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via Solferino, 5
    Via Solferino, 5, 20121 Milano MI, Italy

    Your tour meets at Panificio Pattini Via Solferino, 5, 20121 Milan. The closest underground station is "Lanza-Brera", which is a 5 minute walk away. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour departure.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Meet your local foodie guide in the center of Milan. Then, head to Brera and begin to learn about the history of Milanese food and dining, from hearty polenta to breaded veal Milanese to saffron-accented risotto. 

Stop at multiple restaurants, cafes, and markets to sample local delights. Tastings vary depending on what's in season, but some likely dishes include melanzane alla parmigiana (baked eggplant with Parmesan and tomatoes), mondeghili meatballs, and traditional Milan dishes. Along with local favorites, enjoy samplings of popular Italian treats like gelato and cannoli, or melt-in-your-mouth slivers of culatello—a prized Parma ham.

Then sample craft beer and a traditional Northern Italian aperitivo.

Conclude the tour in central Milan.

Brera District

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.

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Comfortable shoes and dress are recommended
  • Guests must be at least 18 years to participate in wine/alcohol tastings
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Eat a really light breakfast, and this is plenty of food for your lunch for the day.
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Pretty good to try!
Isi_G, Jan 2023
Danielle was great! Very knowledgeable and great personality. The food tour itself was good, few minor details. Starting with an overview of what we will be eating (so we know what to save room for). At the stop with the risotto, we talked about the main dish of Milan which is Ossobuco, would have been nice to try it (even if it drives the price up a little). One stop with cured meats and cheeses, they weren't ready for us and had to wait a little bit; was a great serving size there was even leftovers, but were served on one big plate rather than individually, so it was hard to reach and we were bothering people to pass them to us. It'd be best to serve individual plates or standing, letting us get closer and grab as we want. Also, we asked for water at that stop, and he said we'd get on the next one, and this was very salty so made you very thirsty. Overall it was good, and I would do it again if I traveled with different people, but a few adjustments would make it great!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Ciao Isi! Thank you for the review. I am so happy you enjoyed your time with Daniele, he is really a passionate and knowledgeable guide and a super cool guy. Thanks also for the great feedback about the tour. At this time of year we are in the middle of a full audit and update of our tours and I can assure you that your points will all be considered. And right away I can tell you that the "overview" that you have recommended is something we have already been working on as part of our guide refresher training in Spring... Thanks again, have a wonderful day, and if you're back in Milan, Florence or Rome, please contact us directly for a discount on our tours :)
Wigan comes to Brera
David_H, Dec 2022
Great way to get to see a few restaurants we might not have tried; diverse group and chatty knowledgable guide made it a great evening. Would recommend.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Grazie David!
Must do food and sightseeing tour of Brera
Neil_R, Nov 2022
Georgia was a great guide. From the breakfast through to Gelato it was a memorable experience. The tour of Brera and the characters we met, especially in Via Moscova, added to a great day. This tour is a must for newbies to Milan
A great introduction to Milan
Nicola_H, Oct 2022
Lovely introduction to Milan and Milanese food. I thoroughly recommend doing this on your first day, to get a feel for the city. A great tour conducted by Daniele, who was knowledgeable and a delightful host.
Brera Food tour
Catherine_C, Oct 2022
Great guide and perfect array of local foods. Learned a lot about Italian food culture. Enjoyed meeting all of the group!
Wonderful experience
Gretchen_G, Oct 2022
Perfect experience from start to finish. Starting from breakfast pastries to lunch meats, to the best lasagna I’ve ever had, to historic family wine, and finally finishing with gelato. The history behind all the foods and cultures of Milan/Italy were all mixed in the best way possible. Can not recommend this tour enough.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Good eats in Brera
Stephen_S, Oct 2022
The Brera evening food tour was fun with a nice variety of foods and treats. It was a nice way to see a vibrant part of Milano.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent food tour
Barbara, Sep 2022
Terrific introduction to Milan and the Brera district. Nadia was a wonderful guide. All the food was delicious and unique, the wine wonderful. The stops were well chosen to give a broad view of regional food and the area. The pacing was perfect and the historical and architectural information interesting.
Amazing food and even better tour guide!
Brian_F, Sep 2022
Nadia was an absolutely phenomenal - the best guide we’ve had across several tours in Milan, Florence, and Lake Como. The tour itself was fantastic with 6 stops (coffee and small pastry, meat and cheese, risotto, meatballs and lasagna, wine tasting, and finally gelato). Nadia did a fantastic job telling us about local history, lesser known facts, and of course information about the restaurants/businesses where we stopped. A fantastic way to explore the Brera neighborhood and get a good mix of food. Of note, one of our party members did not drink and many of the other Milan food tours have quite a bit of wine/cocktails in the itinerary. Our party member was able to have dark chocolate at the wine stop instead. While the portions are more appetizer/small plate style, there was plenty of food to be fairly full unless you came super hungry or want the super size American portions. Highly recommend, 5 stars!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Worth the time.
Randall_R, Sep 2022
The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Could’ve been better. Friendly group of people in the tour.
Just do it.
Richard_D, Jul 2022
Guide was very knowledgeable of both the food and area we visited along the tour. Very nice, helpful and answered all questions. Highly recommend.
Highly Recommend
brett_a, Jul 2022
The tour guide was enthusiastic and the food and drinks we had along the way were great. Definitely a fun way to learn a little about Milan, but don’t expect to fill up on this food experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Can’t go wring with this tour
Ronald_D, Jun 2022
Everything Martina was magnificent. Very knowledgeable, attentive to everyone’s needs and just so passionate. Thanks so much
Yum Yum Food Tour
Ashley_R, Jun 2022
Great tour and amazing food. Well worth the money. Really nice experience and a really good 3hrs. Recommend
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great time, great food, great guide
Steve_R, May 2022
Georgiana was our guide for the day and was punctual and friendly. We were the only people on the tour which was nice and enjoyed the various stops. We tend to do food tours in each city we visit to get acquainted with the area and the food. Our favorite was the lasagna followed closely by the gelato at the end.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing food tasting at some unusual places
Malcolm_W, May 2022
This was a great tour for foodies with 6 stops, tasting local foods from some of the places you would walk past without a second look. Fabulous food and drink coupled with a knowledgeable guide, what more would you want?
Food tour extraordinaire!
Tom_G, May 2022
The food tour was fantastic. Our guide, Georgia, was wonderful. She greeted us with a beautiful smile which never left her face for the entire tour. She was knowledgeable, professional, friendly, and never in a rush. We had a leisurely, relaxed, and thoroughly great time. The venues in the Brera district were very accommodating and the food and wine samples were representative of Milanese cuisine. We have been on many outstanding food tours in many cities, but none better than this tour with Georgia. She is a prize!
Great way to explore a very cool area of Milan
Holly_E, May 2022
My daughter and I really enjoyed the walking food tour in this area. It was our first day in Milan and it gave us a great way to see a very cool part of the city.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great time and great food!
patrick_t, Apr 2022
Wonderful experience- host gave a very nice explanation of food and also sprinkled in great historical facts about Milan and the Brera neighborhood.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Beautiful Brera in magnifico Milano
tamer_g, Apr 2022
What a fantastic tour of; arguably, the coolest district on the planet, Brera. Our wonderful guide, Merilla was an absolute joy and clearly very proud of her city and the food and culture of that city. The lasagne we tried was just sublime and the gelato was off the charts. Highly recommended
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