Category: Tours & Activities

Satisfy Your Need for Speed: Car Racing in Milan

May 31, 2016

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Monza's status as a premier racing venue is well-known

While checking out the fancy cars as you walk by is fine, it’s nothing like getting behind the wheel of one. It’s a dream for many travelers, but it doesn’t have to remain mere fantasy. Various options are available for those interested in driving experiences in Milan.

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How to Explore the Italian Lakes From Milan

May 24, 2016

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Add gorgeous Lake Orta to your itinerary.

Milan may not be on everyone’s must-see list when first planning an Italy trip, but it’s an ideal base for exploring the popular Italian Lakes District in the northern part of the country. Whether you’re interested in a simple day trip to nearby Lake Como, a combination tour including a lake visit and another town, or a multi-day excursion to several lakes, there are appealing options.

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Emilia-Romagna Food Tour from Milan

March 28, 2016

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Some of Emilia-Romagna's culinary specialties, on one plate

Milan may have been the host of the 2015 Expo focused on food, but there are other Italian destinations with more of a reputation for great cuisine. Luckily for visitors to Milan, many of them are in the Emilia-Romagna region right next door.

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After the Expo: Cooking Classes in Milan

October 27, 2015

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Cooking class in Milan

The 2015 Milan Expo focused an already food-centric country on food in an even bigger way, so there’s no better way to carry the Expo’s message into the future than by taking a cooking class in Milan during your stay.

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Maison Milano: Dinner Show in Milan

August 18, 2015

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When you visit the fashionable city of Milan, you might feel spoiled for choices in the evening. Rather than simply going to a night club, however, consider starting your night with a dinner show extraordinaire.

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Evening Tour of the Duomo Roof

August 11, 2015

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Milan

Milan’s cathedral is one of its most recognizable buildings. All spires and white marble, it’s one of the world’s largest churches, and it’s particularly impressive when it’s lit up at night. Which is why taking an evening tour of the Duomo is a great idea.

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Be a Model in Milan with a Private Photo Shoot

August 4, 2015

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Have fun as the model on your own photo shoot in Milan

Milan is well-known as a global fashion capital. Many Italian designers have their headquarters and flagship stores in Milan, and it’s not uncommon to see a fashion photo shoot taking place as you’re sightseeing. So, when in Milan, why not get in on the photo shoot fun yourself?

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Exploring the Quadrilatero on a Milan Fashion Tour

February 17, 2015

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Milan Fashion

Whenever I tell people that I live in Italy, I’m met with oohs and ahhs and, “Italians are so fashionable!” My reality is that I live in a tiny town where I’m often transported back to the ‘80s. Perhaps it is a good thing, because it squashes my urge to shop. Until I hop the train to Milan, that is. Stepping off the metro at Via Montenapoleone is like walking in to runway fashion show. Elegant European women strut down the avenue in couture, Dior handbags dangling off their slender arms. It can be a little daunting, but with the help of an expert local guide on a Milan Fashion Tour, you’ll have the confidence to shop until you drop.

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Milan from Above: Hot Air Balloon Tour

January 13, 2015

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Lombardy countryside from above

One of the best ways to get your bearings in a place is to get up high – really high. Looking down over a city gives you a chance to see how one monument relates to another in space, not to mention the ability to see what might lie in the distance beyond the city limits. In Milan, you can climb to the top of the Duomo for a look around, but to get an even better view you’ve got to take to the skies – with, for instance, a hot air balloon flight.

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Milan Spa Tours

January 6, 2015

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Hot stone massage at a Milan spa

Milan may be home to one of the most delicately ornate cathedrals on earth and the exquisite “Last Supper” fresco by Leonardo da Vinci, but on the whole this isn’t a city known for its laid back qualities. This is Italy’s financial and business (not to mention fashion) center, and the pace can be a little fast for those of you who want to spend your vacation in a relaxing way. You don’t have to suffer through it, however, or skip the city entirely – just plan on spending a little time in one of the luxurious spas in Milan after a day or two of sightseeing to get your relaxation back on track.

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