Beautiful vineyard in Emilia Romagna, Italy

Indulgent Food & Wine Tour of Milan

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Customizable Itinerary

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Places Visited

Milan, Parma, Modena, Lombardy...

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Suggested Duration

8 Days

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...

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Trip Highlights

  • 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

Detailed Description

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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Starting Price

$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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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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