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Milan: Navigli District Canal Boat Tour with Aperitivo

1. Milan: Navigli District Canal Boat Tour with Aperitivo

Explore the Navigli district, famous for its canals and vibrant evening life, on a boat cruise. Cruise along the Naviglio Grande and enjoy a glass of wine or Aperol spritz, with some tasty snacks. After you set off on the canal, enjoy the sights of typical Milanese railing houses, which represent the Milan of the past, now home to numerous bars and restaurants. Gently cruising upstream you will pass one of the oldest churches in the city: the Church of San Cristoforo. See the historic headquarters of Canottieri Milano Olona and the famous alley of the launderers, an architectural jewel that takes its name from the residents who washed their laundry there, all in complete relaxation and in a convivial atmosphere. If you want, you can also listen to the audio guide to learn a bit more about the district and sights you will see. Or simply enjoy the navigation while chatting with your friends over a glass of wine or Aperol spritz, a favorite local beverage.

Milan: Small-Group Pasta Making and Tiramisu Class

2. Milan: Small-Group Pasta Making and Tiramisu Class

Immerse yourself in a private pasta and tiramisu-making class in a welcoming home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and tiramisu and savor the fruits of your labor for lunch or dinner accompanied by local wines. Start the lesson with an Italian aperitivo. Then, learn how to roll 'sfoglia' (fresh pasta) by hand and how to prepare 2 simple different kinds of pasta (filled pasta + fresh pasta) from scratch with your local chef host who will teach you the tricks of the trade. As the icing on the cake, learn to prepare the iconic Tiramisu for a truly immersive Italian experience. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family when you get home with an authentic Italian meal. 

Milan: Aperitivo Tour with Street Food

3. Milan: Aperitivo Tour with Street Food

Together with a guide, discover the different ways of relishing the aperitivo Milanese, all accompanied by high-quality snacks. During the tour, you will taste different versions of the aperitivo: Cocktails: try excellent cocktails whose main components are the spirits that made Milan's and Italy's history, directly from the hands of trained mixologists. These cocktails will take you on a journey as you discover how the Milanese culture in beverages has influenced nearly every region of Italy. Wine: Italy is the homeland of wine, and all-around Milan several famous vineyards have their premises and production sites. This tour presents a selection of the best labels among Italian wine cellars. Italian cheeses: in the framework of a unique location, you will taste the best Italian cheeses and get to know their organoleptic features, as well as their preparation techniques, which make them so exquisite. Cutting board with cold cuts and other high-quality snacks: each stop includes a wide selection of cured meats, gourmet snacks, and tastings of local preparations. Gourmet stuffed potatoes - nothing seems simpler than baked potatoes. Yet, from the ingredients’ simplicity, wisely matched with a mix of tradition and creativity, the most extraordinary preparations were created. Such are the potatoes you will taste, topped or stuffed with refined ingredients. At the end of the tour, you can also enjoy an espresso coffee and a piece of patisserie.

Milan: Pizza and Gelato-Making Class

4. Milan: Pizza and Gelato-Making Class

Master the most delicious of all Italian arts and learn how to make authentic pizza and gelato. Meet an expert "pizzaiolo" who will demonstrate how to make a perfect, scrumptious pizza. In a professional cooking studio, your professional chef will show you how to make pliable, paper-thin yeast dough while kneading it to perfection. Learn how to prepare a zesty, yet light tomato sauce to spread on top. While the dough rests, take a break to enjoy a selection of premium Diadema wines and olive oil. Then, hear all about the process of making authentic Italian gelato. Discover the raw ingredients and learn how to mix them together as you watch the chocolate melt into the cream. While the gelato churns, your chef will show you how to combine the ingredients to make the batter to cook your cone. Then, roll out your dough, choose your favorite toppings, and season your pizza before popping it into the oven. As soon as your fragrant pizza comes out of the oven, sit down, relax, and indulge your tastebuds with your culinary creations.  At the end of your class, receive a certificate of attendance and a full recipe booklet to keep and use back at home.

From Milan: Wine Tasting Tour in the Countryside

5. From Milan: Wine Tasting Tour in the Countryside

Treat your taste buds to a fruity and fun-filled wine tasting tour. This is the perfect trip for every wine lover. Meet your local guide in Milan city center and ride 40 minutes south to the beautiful region of Oltrepo Pavese. Marvel at the countryside as you discover a hidden side of Milan. Travel over the hills and make a stop at a traditional, family-run winery. Immerse yourself in the beautiful landscapes. Sip a glass of sparkling Pinot Noir and enjoy a light lunch made from seasonal products. Start the wine tasting session and discover the history and passion behind every bottle produced. Make sure you take photos of the eye-catching hills and stunning vineyards. Embrace the stunning views before you take a ride back to Milan. This is an experience you won't forget.

Milan: Pasta, Ravioli, and Tiramisu Cooking Class

6. Milan: Pasta, Ravioli, and Tiramisu Cooking Class

Enter the beautiful home of your professional chef in one of the most dynamic districts of the city and follow his guidance to prepare a menu of typical recipes using fresh produce and raw ingredients sourced from the local market. Learn to cook homemade ravioli, pasta and tiramisù in a friendly atmosphere. Start your pasta class by preparing the dough for authentic ravioli (filled dumplings, sealed between 2 layers of thin pasta dough). Discover how to make perfect tagliatelle to complete your meal. Finally, learn to make the perfect tiramisù dessert to finish your traditional meal. Enjoy the fruits of your labor with your chef and learn how to combine local recipes with fine Italian wines. Get a copy of all the recipes you prepared to continue your cooking adventure back at home.

Milan: Central Market Tour and Cooking Class

7. 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.

Milan: Wine Tasting Experience in the City Centre

8. Milan: Wine Tasting Experience in the City Centre

Enjoy a 1.5-hour special event in an elegant and traditional wine bar located in the heart of Milan. Taste 3 of the most important Italian wines, known all around the world. A sample of red, white, and sparkling wine will be served with delicacies made by a chef with local products.   During this journey through the winery world, a professional sommelier will explain to you in depth the particularities of these Italian wines. Learn to match your wine with food and all about how wines is grown and produced.

From Milan: Full-Day Food & Wine Experience in Franciacorta

9. From Milan: Full-Day Food & Wine Experience in Franciacorta

Enjoy Francicorta region on this day trip from Milan. Have free time in Bergamo to discover the beauty of its Venetian walls. Sip on local wines paired with a 3-course lunch in a traditional restaurant . Ride along the Franciacorta Wine Route and take in views of Lake Iseo.  Meet your guide in the morning in Milan and hop aboard an air-conditioned minivan with WIFI onboard. Relax and take in the Italian countryside on the way to Bergamo, one of the best preserved Medieval cities in Italy.  Spend 2 hours of free time to explore the cobblestone streets, encircled by Venetian walls at your own pace. After your free time, head to lunch at a prestigious, traditional restaurant for a 3-course meal with included wine.  Board the bus and ride to a historical winery in the region for a guided tour and tasting with a sommelier. Learn the history of the region's famous sparkling wines along with the main phases of the production process.  Visit the underground cellars which host the bottles during the second fermentation phase. End the winery port of this tour with a tasting of 2 Franciacorta wines. Afterwards, coast along the Franciacorta Wine Route. See the area where the grapes ripen in the sun and discover picturesque points in Franciacorta like the sparkling Lake Iseo. Passing through the hillside vineyards, discover why this region is renowned as the as the producer of Italy’s best sparkling wines.

Milan: Evening Food Tour

10. Milan: Evening Food Tour

Kick off your evening in Milan with this 3-hour food tour in the heart of the Brera Neighborhood. This culinary tour is a great way to spend the night out in Milan tasting some of the best Italian food in the city. Just some of the local food you’ll enjoy includes cannoli, culatello (dry cured ham), Milan-style meatballs, parma ham, a delicious Milanese classic dish, Prosecco, wine, and more! Your Milan food tour will conclude with a treat that needs little introduction: gelato. Your tour guide will teach you how to spot the freshest gelato so you can take the insider knowledge of this Italian ice cream with you through the rest of your time in Italy. Join this tour for an unforgettable Milanese food walking tour where you won’t only discover the flavors of Milan, but explore lesser-known local spots in the city you might have missed on your own. The tour operator keeps the number of spots limited on this tour to ensure a small group size. And of course, come hungry!  

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What people are saying about Milan

Super fun evening with Debora! She’s a great host with a great sense of humor. We were 7 people that we’re late to arrive (and depart!) but she was so accommodating through it all. She gave a warm welcome with prosecco and focaccia, she was so patient with the pasta making process insisting that each of us have our turn, the whole session was so well organized and of course she’s a great chef with great tips! Proud to say that our home made meal was simply delicious! Thank you Debora!

We had a great time on the boat. The journey first went out of town and then back past the pier towards town again. In total, you can look at the surroundings from the water for about an hour. An Aperol Spritz and snacks (chips, nuts) were included. Entertaining, recommendable pleasure :-).

Alice was a great tour guide, she gave us a little history tour too! she really knows her history and she is really lovely! food and drink was very tasty and met some lovely people! would highly recommend

A great way to explore the area and some of the different foods wine of Milan. Our guide was professional, knowledgeable and a great host.

The guide and driver were VERY nice. The towns, lunch and wine tour excellent!! Only positive things!! My husband and I loved it!!