Category: Tours & Activities

Visiting the Swiss Alps by Rail from Milan

December 10, 2014

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St Moritz

You could count me in the moment I saw the photo of the bright red train chugging along through Switzerland. On the Swiss Alps Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan, the train ride is only part of the package – it’s so much more than a rail tour. Before stepping on the train, you first venture up north by bus, through the Lake District to the northern Italian town of Tirano, nestled amongst the Alps. From there, it’s all aboard the Bernina Express, a UNESCO world heritage route that travels through the Alps to the town of St. Moritz. Two countries and a handful of different towns all in one day? Right up my alley!

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Eating Your Way Through Milan’s Brera District

October 21, 2014

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A gourmet food tour is a great way to try some of Italy’s best food in one shot. Our walking food tour of Milan starts at a bakery in the Brera district of Milan where we have a typical Milanese breakfast foods.

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Leonardo da Vinci Half-Day Walking Tour including ‘The Last Supper’

October 15, 2014

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Santa Maria delle Grazie

The first stop in our Leonardo da Vinci walking tour of Milan was to the museum of the Codex Atlanticus. Made famous in recent years from the novel and Hollywood film the Codex Atlanticus is a collection of his notes and sketches. After his death the thousands of drawing and sketches were scattered. Recently collectors have brought them back to Milan and reassembled portions of his work. The sketches on display in the museum are from a period of time when Leonardo was experimenting with optics.

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Milan and the Last Supper in One Day

May 6, 2014

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Milan is truly a unique and upcoming city. A half-day tour of Milan is the perfect way to see all the sites in a compact amount of time, and it finishes early enough to partake in Milan’s famous aperitivo or “happy hour” scene.

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Learning to Cook in Milan

April 22, 2014

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A truly special experience is when you get to know and spend time with someone that originates from where you are visiting. That’s just what I got during my Italian cooking class in Milan. Chef Clara Raimondi opens up her adorable Milanese apartment with a sincere, warm welcome to anyone who is willing to put in a bit of work, make some new friends, and learn how to cook some true Italian food!

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Touring Milan’s Famous La Scala Opera House

October 29, 2013

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Milan's famous La Scala opera house

Milan is home to one of the world’s great opera houses, La Scala. Opera is something of an acquired taste, however, and if it doesn’t quite suit your palate – or if tickets to see a performance at La Scala are too expensive or difficult to come by – you can still enjoy a visit to the theater with a tour of its museum.

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Shopping in Milan

May 9, 2013

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Milan has always been a city of great designers – from Leonardo da Vinci who was the court artist for the Duke of Milan, to Giorgio Armani, Gianni Versace, Miuccia Prada, and Dolce and Gabbana. It’s not surprising then that this is a city which has defined how we shop as much as what we buy. (It’s the only city I know where the policewomen wear highheeled shoes.)

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