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Milan: Brera District & Pinacoteca Guided Experience

1. Milan: Brera District & Pinacoteca Guided Experience

Start your day of adventure at the famous Pinacoteca, Milan's premier art gallery, housing some of the world's most important classical paintings. With this tour, you will get to experience a 2 hour guided experience through the gallery with a monolingual tour guide. Don't miss this unique opportunity to visit the Pinacoteca and be hypnotized by Milan's most famous collection of paintings. The gallery has on offer, artworks by masters like Raffaello, Caravaggio, Hayez and many others. Enhance your experience walking amongst these relics with a friendly and informative guide who can teach you about the works and the artists themselves.  Follow up your tour of the art gallery with a stroll through the charming street of Brera and immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere. Your guide will be sure to show you the abundance of small artisans and local shops of canvas, perfumes and so on that make this place so captivating.

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Milan: 2-Hour Rickshaw Sightseeing Tour

2. Milan: 2-Hour Rickshaw Sightseeing Tour

Travel in style as you explore Milan's most beautiful locations from the comfort of an eco-friendly rickshaw accompanied by a multilingual personal guide. Admire monuments, palaces, churches, squares, and parks as you zip around the city. See sights such as the majestic Duomo Cathedral, Szfora Castle and Sempione Park with its impressive Arch of Peace monument. Marvel at the architecture of Santa Maria Delle Grazie Church, home to Da Vinci's famous Last Supper painting, admire the facade of the Sant’Ambrogio Basilica and discover the financial district, where you can spot the provocative L.O.V.E statue. Soak up the rich atmosphere of traditional Italian plazas such as Mercanti Square and La Scala Opera House Square and visit the elegant Brera District as well as many other attractions on this sightseeing tour.

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Milan: Private Fashion Tour

3. Milan: Private Fashion Tour

Led by a fashion expert, your 3-hour tour begins in Milan’s Navigli district. Admire the artisan boutiques and hear the stories behind the showrooms. Stop at the Antonio Marras concept store – a space that contrasts modern clothing with the elements of the old factory building. Continue to one of Milan’s hidden gems, known for its quality fabrics. Walk along the chic streets and stop to visit a Japanese jewelry shop and atelier, where the designer makes her jewelry. Enjoy a coffee break at a rustic-chic café before heading to the Cavalli e Nastri boutique, known for its stylish garments. Your last stop is the Armani boutique, an impressive building filled with luxurious items.

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Milan: History and Architecture Private Guided Tour

4. Milan: History and Architecture Private Guided Tour

Meet your friendly guide in the bustling Piazza del Duomo then set off on your tour to discover the very best that Milan has to offer. Follow your guide through the city’s charming streets, admiring the intricate and impressive architecture that surrounds you. Along the way, learn about the various architectural influences in the city as well as some of Milan’s most prominent architects. Highlights of the tour include the Duomo, the Gallery of Victor Emanuel, La Scala Theater, and more. You’ll also uncover hidden gems that only the locals know about, including Corso Garibaldi, Corso Como, and Isola. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding of Milan’s impressive history and architecture, as well as plenty of tips and recommendations to enhance your visit.

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Milan: Favorite Foods Private Tasting Tour

5. Milan: Favorite Foods Private Tasting Tour

Journey through the cuisine of Italy on a private tasting tour of Milan exclusive to you. Indulge in a variety of sweet and savory treats, and get recommendations on what to do and where to eat during the rest of your time in the city.  Start in the hip Brera neighborhood and experience the intimate streets with your guide. Sample local delicacies such as cured ham, a gelato made from organic produce, and a popular sandwich known as tramezzino, typically sold throughout the day. Learn the history of the city and its traditions from a local perspective along the way. Stop at an artisan chocolate shop to meet the local chocolatiers and sample a selection of their tasty treats. Continue to another area to try a delicious pizza at a chic bakery, and take part in a cheese tasting at the Eataly food emporium. Sip a glass of local wine at a popular bar, and more.

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Milan: Italian Food Tour

6. Milan: Italian Food Tour

The best way to get to know a location is by tasting the local food, and this is even more true for Italy. You will be wandering the atmospheric streets of Milan with a local guide that will tell you about Italian cuisine and tradition. Explore the colorful history of Milan as you tour, accompanied by our expert guide that will wisely mix history and food, culture and fun. Learn about the traditions of Italian cuisine and get to try mouthwatering bites along the way, like Cannoncini - puff pastry horns filled with Crema Pasticciera with an Italian coffee, then continue with Italian Pizza or Focaccia. Enjoy salami and cheese with good wine, followed by an authentic Italian gelato (ice cream). Walk away with new culinary perspectives, big smiles and satisfied taste buds. Meet your guide in front of Mondadori Store in Piazza DUOMO, in the center of the town, and then begin your cultural and food walking tour of the city. Learn about the history of the sumptuous palaces you will pass by in the city that was home to cutting-edge chefs and passionate sommeliers.

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What people are saying about Brera District

Although we thought we had been in the fashion district and had seen most of it - we suddenly found ourselves in stores that we would not have noticed. But are not so much "insider tips" but the type of visit that make the whole thing an experience! Gabriella approached everyone, and the Armani store was even interesting because the salespeople explained all sorts of things to us. You have to get involved in the fact that it is not a frontal secret highlight tour - but then it is really great and unique because of the personal touch.

Our tour started on time and our guide explained the most important sights. It was also no problem to just stop and capture an impression. Riding a rickshaw enables you to get close to things and move forward quickly, especially when there is a lot going on. We would definitely recommend it as a start if you don't know Milan yet.

Francesca was a fantastic guide with interesting explanations and very knowledgeable. The only thing was that I think that 2 metro tickets and a soda were included in the price but we were asked to book by ourselves the tickets!

We enjoyed relaxed and thoughtful walk through the top architectural locations streaching accross centuries. Throughout the tour Alisa showed us unique spots and shared some local stories. Great start for a weekend in Milan!

Francesca, an absolutely charming guide who made us discover beautiful places. As she is Milanese, the approach was interesting beyond fashion. We had great pleasure in his company!