Category: Travel Tips

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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Wine Tasting in Milan

September 30, 2014

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Dessert!

Wines in Italy are named after the region in which they were made rather than just by the grape used. For example Chaniti, one of the country’s most popular wines, is made in the Chanit region where it takes its name. In other parts of the world the wine takes the name of the grape if that were the case Chainti would be called Sangiovese since it is made from a majority of Sangiovese grapes. On our wine tasting in Milan we tried wines from the Chieti, and Salento regions of Italy.

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14 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Milan

March 4, 2014

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You can walk around on top of the Milan Duomo

If Milan is on your Italy itinerary, chances are good it’s an entry or departure point and not much more. You may decide to spend a day there at the start or end of your trip, simply to avoid rushing to or from the airport, and you might think you aren’t missing anything by staying in an airport hotel and avoiding Milan’s city center altogether. It’s your vacation, of course, but we’d like to offer 14 things you probably didn’t know about Milan that may make you change your mind about this busy city. Who knows, you might just enjoy yourself in Milan.

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Milan in Autumn

October 1, 2013

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Milan's Duomo Square.

In the autumn, when Milan is coming out of its summer holidays, it’s one of the best times to visit the city. Even if your itinerary only includes a day or two in the city on your way in or out of Italy, it’s worth looking into what’s going on when you’re in town to see if there’s a reason to extend your autumn visit.

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What Not to Do in Milan

September 17, 2013

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Don't miss seeing The Last Supper in Milan - don't settle for a facsimile like this.

There are plenty of places to find suggestions on what to do in Milan. Sometimes, however, what you need to hear about are the things you should not do in a city. Here, then, is what not to do in Milan.

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Biking in Milan

July 2, 2013

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Bike sharing in Milan

Milan is a city that is compact and flat, and therefore easy to explore on foot – but when the weather is nice and you’d like to move a little faster to get around, why not hop on a bike to see the city? Luckily, there are easy ways to get ahold of your own two wheels to go biking in Milan.

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Nightlife in Milan

May 14, 2013

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Aperitivo in Milan

While many things in Italy are timeless, Milan has some elements of passing fancy. This is the center of the Italian fashion industry, after all, which we all know to be transitory. Although restaurants and cafes tend to stay the same for decades, Milan’s nightlife scene more closely mirrors the fashion industry.

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How to Get Around in Milan

April 16, 2013

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The city center of Milan is extremely compact and easy to get around on foot, but public transportation in Milan is so good that you really don’t need to hoof it from one end of the city to another if you don’t want to. Your options for getting around in Milan are the Metro, trams, and bus, as well as a bike rental program that visitors can use.

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Milan in Winter

January 22, 2013

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Although Milan is often skipped by visitors in Italy, it can be a particularly good city to include on a winter itinerary. Unlike some destinations where major sights are outdoors and therefore rely on good weather to make them palatable, most of Milan’s sights are indoors. Not only that, the city’s proximity to the mountains makes it a good launch point for a skiing trip. Here are some of the things to do in Milan in winter.

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