Brera District
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Milan: Half-Day Food Tour on Foot

1. Milan: Half-Day Food Tour on Foot

Savor the flavors of Italy on a 3-hour walking tour of Milan, focused on the historic district of Brera, one of the oldest neighborhoods of the city, where old world charm meets a trendy and youthful vibe. Explore the colorful history of Milan as you tour, learning how it has transformed throughout the centuries, from the use of the navigable "Navigli” canals to the new and futuristic area of the Porta Nuova, constructed to host the International Expo 2015. Your guide will entertain and educate you about the origin of the food produce you will taste, explaining how each one is made. Learn how to identify traditional melanzane alla Parmigiana (eggplant parmigiana), cannoli (Sicilian cream horns), traditional Milan dishes, and some of Milan’s finest wines. Taste Grappa in a new way, and appreciate the rich and fruity taste of this ancient drink. Try some of Italy’s legendary culatello (dry-cured ham), Milanese-style meatballs, Parma ham aged for 24 months, authentic Italian gelato, and some Milan-style aperitifs at trendy art bar La Bicicletta.

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Milan: Favorite Foods Private Tasting Tour

2. 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 Food and Icons: Walking and Tasting Tour

3. Milan Food and Icons: Walking and Tasting Tour

Take a 2-hour guided tour incorporating the finest elements that best represent Italian culture all over the world: history, art, monuments, and, of course, the art of food. Discover the magnificent Italian architectural heritage of Milan’s center, and experience the numerous options the city offers in terms of quality food tastings. Meet your guide in Piazza della Scala and admire the world-famous opera theatre before stopping for a typical Italian breakfast with an espresso or a cappuccino to get in the right mood for the day. Enjoy a sweet awakening as you taste one of the most prestigious Italian coffee brands in the world.   After this pleasant start, travel back in time and admire the majestic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a treasure of 19th-century engineering and a real symbol of Milanese and Italian excellence.  Listen to your guide on the way to a bakery right behind Piazza Duomo, where you will taste the most delicious Italian specialties such as pizza or the incredible focaccia di Recco.   You will then pass by Piazza Duomo and be introduced to the history of the iconic cathedral while heading towards a fine Italian bistro offering typical local dishes prepared with organic, farm-to-table products. Taste a selection of tasty cold cuts and enjoy one of the best risottos you have ever tried, all while relaxing in the charming atmosphere drinking a glass of Italian wine.   Lastly, there’s nothing else to do but follow your guide and enjoy dessert at one of the most famous creamy cannoncinos (cream horn) in Milan, made following the technique of a nationally acclaimed pastry chef.

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Milan: Italian Food Tour

4. 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

Highly recommended! Tourists usually wander around Duomo, but this tour is a little bit away from this main area. Great food, fantastic guide, nice locations and more information than just about food.

This was a great experience to get to know the non-touristy part of Milan, while also learning about its rich food and cultural history.

Paola was awesome - she was very knowledgeable, and the variety of food was great. I highly recommend it.

Great tour, learned a lot about Milan and culinary delights. Guide was very good, was really fun.

Very nice tour, a lot of tastings and a very informative and friendly guide. I highly recommend