Lombardy
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Our most recommended Lombardy Market Tours

Como: Private Market Tour & Lunch or Dinner with a Local

1. Como: Private Market Tour & Lunch or Dinner with a Local

Sharing the joy of regional Italian cuisine with thousands of travelers from all over the world. If you want to uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, the cooks are here to share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Visit the local market with your guide. Enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produce from the land. Come back to your hosts home and attend a private cooking demonstration, where you will learn the secret of their family cookbook while munching one of their dishes. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a four-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, dessert with drinks included. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home memories that'll stay with you for life.

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Milan Market Tour and Home Cooking Class

2. Milan Market Tour and Home Cooking Class

Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, Your guide, or Cesarina will share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Go food shopping like a local with your host, enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land.  Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at your guide's home. Learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Participants will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that'll stay with you for life.

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Milan: Private and Personalized Highlights Tour

3. Milan: Private and Personalized Highlights Tour

Book this tour and the local supplier team will contact you within 24 hours and ask you questions about your preferences and interests, so they can match you with a like-minded Local Milanese. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Keeping in mind your personal answers they will put together an itinerary, just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. They will arrange a meeting with your guide in the most convenient place for you. If during the tour you feel like changing direction, or your guide believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, they will suggest and discuss the changes to the itinerary with you. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Milan that you don't know about and are difficult to find in any guidebook or on the Internet, because they are lesser known to the crowd but beloved by Locals! The day revolves around your wishes so enjoy your private meet-up and itinerary and let your local show you the Milan you will love.

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Milan: Market Tour and Lunch or Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

4. Milan: Market Tour and Lunch or Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

Visit the local market with your guide. Enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land. Go to the local home for a cooking demonstration where your cook will share the secret of her family cookbook while finishing one of the dishes in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starters, pasta, and main courses with side dishes, desserts, and drinks of water, red and white wine from regional cellars, and coffee. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.

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Milan: Central Market Tour and Cooking Class

5. Milan: Central Market Tour and Cooking Class

First, explore Milan’s culinary scene by visiting the city’s bottegas (shops) which are stocked full of fresh produce and local specialties. Led by your expert chef, browse the stores and learn about local cuisine. Liaise with vendors, butchers, and bakers as you pick out the tastiest ingredients to prepare your meal. With your groceries in hand, take a short walk to the cooking school, a brand-new facility in the heart of the city. Put on your apron and follow the chef's instructions in order to create exquisite traditional dishes. Learn how to create dishes such as cheese fondue, ragout, fresh hand-rolled pasta, and dessert. Measure, mince, mix, season, and stir to create authentic Milanese cuisine.  Take a break to savor a selection of premium wines and local cheeses. Once everything is ready, sit down with a glass of wine and enjoy your culinary creations. At the end of the experience, you will receive an attendance certificate and a recipe booklet so you can share the recipes you learned with your friends and family at home.

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Como: Half-Day Authentic Market Tour and Cooking Class

6. Como: Half-Day Authentic Market Tour and Cooking Class

Go food shopping like a local, enjoying the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land. Then immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

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Milan: Farmers' Market of Porta Romana Tour with Aperitivo

7. Milan: Farmers' Market of Porta Romana Tour with Aperitivo

Take a guided tour of the Farmers' Market of Porta Romana, located in one of Milan's most lively and surprising neighborhoods. Delight in an aperitivo with products from the Lombardy region. From the ancient streets that lead to Rome and the remains of the Spanish ramparts, follow your guide to the covered Farmer's Market of Porta Romana. Arrive at the market and witness a commotion of colors and scents that provide a glimpse into the agriculture of Lombardy. Alongside vibrant fruits and vegetables with delectable meats and cheese, listen to the stories of those who come from the countryside. See and learn about products they bring to the market every day. Your tour ends with an aperitivo in the market. It includes products from the region surrounding Milan.

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Varenna: Market Tour and Home Cooking Class with Meal

8. Varenna: Market Tour and Home Cooking Class with Meal

Go shopping in the vibrant local market with a friendly host, and learn how to recognize the best produces of Italy. After you buy some fresh ingredients, you'll head straight to your host's home for an immersive cooking session. Learn how to prepare three of the most authentic local recipes and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by a selection of local wines. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients required to make the dishes. Experience the warmth of Italian hospitality and return home with something more than just souvenirs — classic Italian cooking knowledge that will stay with you for life.

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Varenna: Market Tour & Meal with a Local Cook

9. Varenna: Market Tour & Meal with a Local Cook

Make a beautiful meal and a beautiful memory with a market tour and home-cooked dinner hosted by a local chef. Arrive at the home of your expert cook. Explore the market and shop like a local. Learn how to recognize the best produce. Afterward, return to your host’s home and enjoy a private cooking demonstration. Gain insight into Italian cuisine as your host reveals the secrets of her family’s cookbook. Watch as a delicious meal is prepared before your eyes. Once the food is ready, sit down at an authentic Italian dinner. Enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with a side dish, and dessert. Chat with your host as you share a delicious meal together. Enjoy a selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, as well as an after-dinner coffee. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.

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Lake Como: Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

10. Lake Como: Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

On this tour, you can go food shopping like a local with your "Cesarina", enjoying the distinctive Italian local markets and learning how to recognize the best produce from the land. Then, attend a private cooking demo where your Cesarina will share the secret of her/his family cookbook while finishing one of the dishes in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish and dessert with drinks (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee). Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home memories that'll stay with you for life.

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What people are saying about Lombardy

A father and 3 young daughters required a slightly more unorthodox approach to a day out in Milan. From ice skating in the park, beautiful villa gardens, best pizza and gelato in town and completed with a return to the hotel on one of the city’s iconic trams - a wonderful day all round. Big thanks to Marco for hosting us and sharing his knowledge of this wonderful city.

Sonia was knowledgeable and generally great company. She shared her love of this beautiful city along with places that were well worth the brief journey off the beaten path! Thanks for a fun intro to Milan!

The dinner was great! I could have first hand experience to shop at the local market and learn the local foods. Thank you very much to my home chef - Renata!

It was absolutely delightful. Laura was a great host and explained what she was doing and the basics of all we prepared.

The best guide ever ... unbeatable knowledge and local knowledge. Immediately again!!!