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Our most recommended Milan Neighborhood Tours

Tirano to St. Moritz: Bernina Red Train Return Day-Ticket

1. Tirano to St. Moritz: Bernina Red Train Return Day-Ticket

Travel on the classic Bernina Red Train, the red fairy-tale on rails, and experience the magical countryside of the Swiss Alps. Depart from Tirano and admire spectacular scenery as you cross the Alps from the Valtellina vineyards to the glaciers of the Bernina Pass. Enjoy panoramic views from the train's windows, which have been gazed out of for over 100 years. Sit back and relax during this fairy-tale journey as the beautiful alpine landscape flows by before your eyes. Feel free to leave the train at any station and hop on the next train when you want to continue your journey. Ride all the way from Tirano to St. Moritz and back again. You can choose an optional cablecar ride to the Diavolezza Refuge to admire the mountain scenery.

Milan: Central Market Tour and Cooking Class

2. 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: Hidden Gems Guided Bike Ride

3. Milan: Hidden Gems Guided Bike Ride

Emark on a bike tour with an expert guide who will show you the places that tourists never find. Cycle away from the busy and noisy city center to see a green, quiet, and relaxed side of Milan. Discover less visited neighborhoods for a glimpse into real Milanese life. Hear local legends, discover a rich history of Milan and enjoy the freedom of traveling by bike in the city. Take a break at typical italian café to refuel with home-made ice cream, espresso or a cocktail. Cycle through the most upscale parts of Milan, as well as the historic worker's area. Discover the contrast of the city and learn about its industrial heritage as well as contemporary character.

Milan: Traditional and Modern Food Tour

4. Milan: Traditional and Modern Food Tour

Milan is a unique place with two souls, a very traditional northern Italian one, and one that is bustling and innovative as you can find only in few European capitals. Taste food from only passionate and high-quality local producers, some of the best food venues that only locals know, and experience the greatest sample of what Milan has to offer. Start your tour with a tasting of local Franciacorta sparkling wine in a hidden venue, a gem kept by wine lovers. Your licensed guide, the food ambassador, will introduce you to Milanese food, curiosities, hidden gems and lifestyle. One of the best-known dishes around is Risotto alla Milanese, so taste it in one of the best local restaurants, combined with a second pasta dish and an excellent local white wine. Milanese and Lombardy cuisine are also known for the cheeses, so visit a place that can’t be found anywhere else in Italy, Resistenza Casearia (Diary Resistance), the only cheese shop in Italy selling cheeses only made with unpasteurized milk. These are just some of the stops that, walking you through a proper Italian meal of five courses, ends with a dessert tasting.

Milan: Private Welcome Tour w/ a Local

5. Milan: Private Welcome Tour w/ a Local

Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his/her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable in navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. During the walking tour, you will have the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city. Please contact the local tour operator if you’d like a private car included in the tour.

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: Historic 3.5-Hour Segway Tour - Morning

7. Milan: Historic 3.5-Hour Segway Tour - Morning

This group tour will start by visiting Castello Sforzesco, one of the main symbols of Milan and its history. Nowadays. it is the venue of important cultural institutions and a tourist destination, in addition to being one of the largest castles in Europe. Cross Parco Sempione in order to see Arco della Pace, an iconic neoclassical monument, and La Triennale, which houses exhibitions, conferences and events of art, design, architecture, fashion, cinema, communications and society. Then, you will explore the heart of the city by visiting Piazza della Scala, where you will see Palazzo Marino and the Teatro alla Scala, the opera house. After taking a look at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (The Lounge of Milan), you will arrive to Piazza Duomo and its beautiful cathedral. This group tour will then continue on the west side of the historical center in order to see Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie, a square famous for its church which is a notable example of Renaissance architecture attributed to Bramante. Continue on to the Navigli district renowned for its ingenious system of navigable canals and the Darsena, the old mercantile port of Milan. This area is also enriched by Piazza XXIV Maggio, dominated by the neoclassical Porta Ticinese. Here, you will be in Ticinese district, one of the most fascinating areas of the city, not only for its cultural value and historical buildings (such as the Basilica of Sant’Eustorgio and the Basilica of San Lorenzo), but also for fashion, underground pop culture and nightlife.

Milan Patisserie Tour

8. Milan Patisserie Tour

Along the tour you will get to know some of the most characteristic patisserie specialties in Milan: Cannoncini: the typical dessert of northern Italy and especially of the area between Milan and Novara. In the Milanese Sunday tray, it is the dessert that will never be missed. A fragrant, puff pastry, filled with custard. You will taste the best Milan cannoncino. Panettone: the symbol of Milanese bakery tradition. Known throughout Italy and the world, the classic Milanese panettone has raisins and candied fruit. On this tour, you will try the panettone of a historic family bakery, which has produced a high quality artisan panettone since 1967. Marron Glacé: a very ancient dessert, simple, but with a great taste. The marron glacé is a carefully selected chestnut that is immersed for several days initially in water, then in a sugar syrup and, finally, glazed, to acquire an inimitable flavor. Pasticceria pastries: well known and appreciated throughout Italy. It is the custom to bring them to the family Sunday lunch. Of various shapes, sizes and colors, pastry chefs have invented all types and it is precisely from mignon pastry that you can understand the talent and the art spirit of a great chef. Pralines: are you chocolate lovers? You cannot miss the prized Milan pralines. Handmade chocolate sweets filled with fruit or other chocolate. Simply irresistible.

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

9. 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.

Como: Half-Day Authentic Market Tour and Cooking Class

10. 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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What people are saying about Milan

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 294 reviews

Carolina was a knowledgeable and interesting guide. She tailored our walking tour to our family’s interests and kept my children engaged throughout.

Pietro is absolutely amazing! We loved every moment and the food was delicious

A really enjoyable bike tour that makes the perfect introduction to the city.

So fun! It was a great casual ride through all the best spots in Milan.

Great ride, interesting info about some beautiful sites!