Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
Milan is one of the leading global cities, with deep roots in fashion, food, design and commerce. It has the third largest GDP in Europe, with fairly high standards of living. As a result, cuisines and art have flourished over the years and is a must-visit destination for food lovers.
The ancient canals of Milan were at one point a primary form of defense. The network of canals was quite far-reaching, and they were used for irrigation and transportation around the city. Most of them, however, were filled up in the 1930’s and only two of these ancient canals remain today. A number of bookshops, studios, bars and cafes populate them, and it serves as the perfect place for the people of Milan to relax and enjoy with friends and family.
Your tour will be focused around the renowned Navigli region of Milan. There are two canals that you will visit. At the ‘big canal’ you can enjoy a fine glass of Italian wine with your guide and tour group. After a relaxed excursion of the region, you will learn about its history. The overpowering smell of detergent in the area and the influence of da Vinci and Napoleon will be elaborated by your guide. Next is a visit to the most exquisite wine bars of Milan. Here, you can enjoy some rare regional wine, with an assortment famous local specialities; cheese, olives, breads and meats. The staff will explain each of the local delicacies and their link to the locality.
The artistic center of the city is very laid back and friendly. You can hear some local music and smell delicious food as you pass by bookstores, cafes, art studios and various types of boutique stores. You will conclude your tour with the traditional aperitivo, an evening drink with some delectable appetizers.
Exploring the food and wine of Milan is a truly satisfying experience, and will give you a peek of one the hidden gems of Milanese culture, its indelible cuisine.