Indulge in the decadent food and sumptuous wine of Milan on this luxurious, 8-day vacation. From dinners to food tours, taste your way around the city, and discover Italian cooking techniques from professional chefs. Along the way, uncover some of Milan’s most amazing attractions such as the stunning Cathedral. A wine tour of the Lombardy Region and a day trip to Parma and Modena immerse you deeper into the delicious cuisine of the area. During this culinary tour through Milan, you will indulge...
Milan – Arrive in Milan and Evening Canal Walking Tour with Dinner
The first sights of Milan will come into view when you land at Malpensa Airport on to begin your immersive, 8-day food and wine tour of the city. A private transfer will greet you upon your arrival and lead you to your centrally located and luxurious hotel. You can become acquainted with the hotel and your surroundings before a local guide greets you to begin an evening walking tour along the city’s canals.
As the sun sets, you will begin your journey around the city’s streets. The first delectable smells of expertly prepared dishes will emanate from the many restaurants that you pass. The tour will lead to the Navigli Canal area, which is Milan’s canal system that dates back hundreds of years, and today, the Navigli Canal is a scenic place to walk and is a great area to sample some of Milan’s amazing food. You can hear some history of the area and see the Darsena, which is Milan’s main dock, as you walk alongside the peaceful canal waters. Then, you will venture into one of Milan’s authentic restaurants for a delicious dinner.
The meal will begin with fresh bread dipped in perfectly seasoned olive oil. You can also have a sip or two of wine before you indulge in the main course, which will be a mouthwatering osso bucco. This braised veal dish is typically cooked in wine and vegetables, and the meat will be so tender that it will seemingly melt in your mouth. The osso bucco will be paired with a creamy polenta, and you will savor every last bite of the perfectly balanced meal. You will then culminate your dinner with a sweet Italian chocolate tart for dessert before enjoying the relaxing stroll back to the hotel as you end the first fantastic day of the trip.
Milan – Visit Milan Cathedral and Food Tour
Milan – Wine Tour of Lombardy
Milan – Visit the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie and Aperitif Tasting
Milan – Explore the Cuisine of Parma and Modena
Milan – A Day of Shopping and Cooking
Milan – Explore the Art and Food of the Brera District
Milan – Depart for Home
- Indulge in a private tour of Milan’s Navigli Canal area and delight in a tasty dinner at a nearby authentic restaurant
- Experience the delicious food of Milan during a guided food tour of the city with multiple personal and private tastings
- Traverse wineries in the Lombardy Region to see how local wine is made and sample Bonarda wine, which is the region’s specialty variety
- Marvel at Leonardo da Vinci’s renowned Last Supper painting during a visit to the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
- Venture on a day trip to the culinary centers of Parma and Modena, where you will have exclusive tastings of Prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese, and balsamic vinegar
- Explore the shops of Italy’s oldest shopping mall, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, before partaking in a private pasta making class at a local culinary school
- Discover the Brera District, which is a neighborhood of Milan known for its art and restaurants, during a guided tour and food tastings
Italy is known around the world for its amazing cuisine. On this immersive, gastronomic trip, you will discover the food and wine of Milan, which is one of Italy’s leading cities. When you land at Malpensa Airport to begin your adventure, a private transfer will whisk you away to your luxurious hotel. In the evening, you will experience the scenic Navigli Canal area on a guided tour before you indulge in the first of many delicious dinners. After breakfast the following day, you will venture out to explore one of Milan’s main attractions, the Milan Cathedral, on a private tour. After you admire the gorgeous details of the Cathedral, you will delight in a food tour of the city in the afternoon. From authentic pizza to veal cutlet Milanese and a sweet dessert, you will savor every bite of this the fantastic and tasty journey. Day three will feature a tour of some of the Lombardy Region’s best wineries, where you will learn how local wine is made while you taste the area’s wonderful blends.
Another exciting day will await on day four. In the morning, you will visit the ancient Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. Here, you will appreciate the beautiful details of the church and truly feel in awe when you view Leonardo da Vinci’s world-renowned Last Supper painting. Later in the day, you can partake in a typical custom of Milan locals when you stroll to a local bar for an aperitif tasting. You can sip on tasty cocktails while you further immerse yourself in the culture of the city. The next day, you will be led via private transfer to the Emilia-Romagna Region, where you will visit the culinary centers of Parma and Modena. During the course of the day, you will visit a Prosciutto di Parma factory, a Parmigiano-Reggiano factory, and a farmhouse where the authentic balsamic vinegar is made. Each destination will fascinate you with its delectable aroma and savory food tastings.
You will begin the sixth day of your adventure with a tasty breakfast. Soon after, you will be led to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, which is Italy’s oldest shopping mall. Here, you will discover firsthand why Milan is known as a fashion capital as you explore the many luxurious shops and boutiques. Later today, you can indulge in an exclusive pasta making class at a local culinary school, where you can uncover the secret to authentic pasta dough as you make your very own. Then, you will savor every bite as you delight in your creation. The following day will feature an exciting visit to the Brera District. This vibrant Milanese neighborhood is known for its art and food. Here, you can witness amazing paintings by master artists during a private tour of the Brera Art Gallery. Then, you will stop at multiple culinary destinations to you sample the specialties of the area. From savory to sweet, you will delight in every tasting, and after one final breakfast on the morning of day eight, your private transfer will lead you to Malpensa Airport for the return flight. You will leave Italy fully enthralled by Milan and its exquisite cuisine and wines.
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$2,859 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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