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Milan: Small-Group Pasta Making and Tiramisu Class

1. 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: Wine Tasting Experience in the City Centre

2. 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.

Milan: Gourmet Food Tour

3. Milan: Gourmet Food Tour

Prepare to encounter the best dishes whilst also getting introduced to Milanese traditions. You can encounter the best restaurants, making your visit to Milan an unforgettable experience whilst eating Italy's best creations. You will taste some of the following specialties (according to product availability): • Cake design mignons: pastries are loved all around Italy, and you will be presented with these unique masterpieces, a joy for both the palate and eyes • Board and glass of local wine: consisting of cured meats, cheeses and other Italian appetizers of very high quality, directly from the producers • Handmade pasta/pizza gourmet. Pasta is the most loved dish in Italy with its taste rich in tradition, featuring surprising variations. Alternatively, you can taste a gourmet pizza with local toppings • Gourmet stuffed potatoes: topped or stuffed with fresh and refined ingredients Your tour will then wrap up with some cannoncini and espresso coffee. Your connoncini will be filled right in front of your eyes with locally made fillings, and will be complemented with an excellent espresso coffee.

Milan: Half-Day Food Tour on Foot

4. Milan: Half-Day Food Tour on Foot

Savor the flavors of Italy on a 3-hour walking tour of Milan, focused on the historic district of Brera, one of the oldest neighborhoods of the city, where old world charm meets a trendy and youthful vibe. Explore the colorful history of Milan as you tour, learning how it has transformed throughout the centuries, from the use of the navigable "Navigli” canals to the new and futuristic area of the Porta Nuova, constructed to host the International Expo 2015. Your guide will entertain and educate you about the origin of the food produce you will taste, explaining how each one is made. Learn how to identify traditional melanzane alla Parmigiana (eggplant parmigiana), cannoli (Sicilian cream horns), traditional Milan dishes, and some of Milan’s finest wines. Taste Grappa in a new way, and appreciate the rich and fruity taste of this ancient drink. Try some of Italy’s legendary culatello (dry-cured ham), Milanese-style meatballs, Parma ham aged for 24 months, authentic Italian gelato, and some Milan-style aperitifs at trendy art bar La Bicicletta.

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: Pizza and Gelato-Making Class

6. 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.

Milan: Aperitivo Tour with Street Food

7. 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 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.

From Milan: Piedmont and Barolo Wine Day Tour

9. From Milan: Piedmont and Barolo Wine Day Tour

Admire the charming landscapes of Langhe in Piedmont. Delve into its long history of vine-growing. Taste Barolo and Barbaresco, two of the great red wines of northwestern Italy. Explore the area where the “king of wines” is made. Be led by your local guide to 2 wineries. On the way, pass through colorful hills and valleys that change with the seasons. Once at the winery, the producer will show you the vineyards. Learn about the production of Barolo wine. Conclude your trip to this winery with a wine tasting session. Stop for a light lunch made with local produce from the region. Follow your guide to a second winery. Understand the difference between the two productions. After another wine tasting session, you can decide which wine you like the most. Treat yourself to chocolate and white truffle with a stop in Alba. It is one of the main cities in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont. Take a stroll through the city center before going back to Milan in time for dinner.

Milan: Cooking Class with an Italian Chef

10. Milan: Cooking Class with an Italian Chef

Learn to make 3 authentic Milanese dishes with a live chef during this cooking class. Immerse yourself in Italian cuisine during Milan's hands-on cooking class. Then, discover the secrets of preparing fresh Italian cuisine, dine on your dishes and enjoy a glass of local vino (Wine). Roll up your sleeves and start cooking; your chef will teach you how to make delicious dishes that you can recreate time and time again. Immerse yourself in Italian cuisine as you discover fresh, high-quality ingredients that don't require a lot of complicated techniques to release their flavor.  Begin by making an appetizer, followed by the main, and finally, whip up something to satisfy your sweet tooth by making a dessert. At the end of the class, you will taste the dishes you created paired with a glass of wine and a cup of coffee.  Enjoy a day out in a professional kitchen that you won't forget. Return home with something more than just souvenirs — traditional Italian cooking knowledge that will stay with you for life.

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What people are saying about Milan

Santa has been extremely nice and welcoming. This was a Team Building event, and it was the perfect occasion to experience Italian culture in a cozy and personal environment, have fun, and taste our very own excellent food! Cherry on the cake: Santa's place is so well decorated, and having lunch on her urban garden was priceless! Can only recommend!

Lovely tour with a great passionate host Georgia. Great experience with a good variety of foods and places to eat and enjoy, as well plenty of history of the area!

A lovely experience for my family. Guide very knowledgeable and able to answer lots of questions. Tasty appetizers. Definitely would recommend!

Santa was super friendly and generous! Cool American 70’s background music! And we learned so much! Thank you, Santa!!!

Great experience! Recommend 100% even without any cooking skills!