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Milan: Pasta and Risotto cooking class and Market Food Tour

1. Milan: Pasta and Risotto cooking class and Market Food Tour

First, explore Milan’s culinary scene by visiting the city’s bottegas (shops) which are stocked full of fresh produce and local specialties. Led by your expert chef, browse the stores and learn about local cuisine. Liaise with vendors, butchers, and bakers as you pick out the tastiest ingredients to prepare your meal. With your groceries in hand, take a short walk to the cooking school, a brand-new facility in the heart of the city. Put on your apron and follow the chef's instructions in order to create exquisite traditional dishes. Learn how to create dishes such as cheese fondue, ragout, fresh hand-rolled pasta, and dessert. Measure, mince, mix, season, and stir to create authentic Milanese cuisine.  Take a break to savor a selection of premium wines and local cheeses. Once everything is ready, sit down with a glass of wine and enjoy your culinary creations. At the end of the experience, you will receive an attendance certificate and a recipe booklet so you can share the recipes you learned with your friends and family at home.

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: Pasta, Ravioli, and Tiramisu Cooking Class

3. Milan: Pasta, Ravioli, and Tiramisu Cooking Class

Enter the beautiful home of your professional chef in one of the most dynamic districts of the city and follow his guidance to prepare a menu of typical recipes using fresh produce and raw ingredients sourced from the local market. Learn to cook homemade ravioli, pasta and tiramisù in a friendly atmosphere. Start your pasta class by preparing the dough for authentic ravioli (filled dumplings, sealed between 2 layers of thin pasta dough). Discover how to make perfect tagliatelle to complete your meal. Finally, learn to make the perfect tiramisù dessert to finish your traditional meal. Enjoy the fruits of your labor with your chef and learn how to combine local recipes with fine Italian wines. Get a copy of all the recipes you prepared to continue your cooking adventure back at home.

Tirano to St. Moritz: Bernina Red Train Return Day-Ticket

4. Tirano to St. Moritz: Bernina Red Train Return Day-Ticket

Travel on the classic Bernina Red Train, the red fairy-tale on rails, and experience the magical countryside of the Swiss Alps. Depart from Tirano at a time of your choosing, the trains leave the station at quasi-hourly intervals, and admire spectacular scenery as you cross the Alps from the Valtellina vineyards to the glaciers of the Bernina Pass. Enjoy panoramic views from the train's windows, which have been gazed out of for over 100 years. Sit back and relax during this fairy-tale journey as the beautiful alpine landscape flows by before your eyes. Feel free to leave the train at any station and hop on the next train when you want to continue your journey. Ride all the way from Tirano to St. Moritz and back again. You can choose an optional cablecar ride to the Diavolezza Refuge to admire the mountain scenery.

Milan: Small-Group Pasta Making and Tiramisu Class

5. 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 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: Local Cuisine Cooking Class with Wine

6. Milan: Local Cuisine Cooking Class with Wine

Learn how to create delicious and authentic Milanese food during a cooking class with a skilled local. Prepare local favorite dishes and learn more about Milan's gastronomic traditions. After arriving at the class, be welcomed with a glass of wine or beer. Use fresh simple and fresh ingredients to create a delicious main course and dessert. Between chatter and laughter, exchange ideas and opinions on your favorite dishes with your instructor. Hear local anecdotes and many stories about the city, as well as fun facts about its gastronomic traditions. At the end of the class, sit down to enjoy your creations, usually consisting of fresh pasta and dishes such as Ossobuco, Cotoletta, Risotto alla Milanese, and tirimasú.

Milan: Private and Personalized Highlights Tour

7. Milan: Private and Personalized Highlights Tour

Book this tour and the local supplier team will contact you within 24 hours and ask you questions about your preferences and interests, so they can match you with a like-minded Local Milanese. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Keeping in mind your personal answers they will put together an itinerary, just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. They will arrange a meeting with your guide in the most convenient place for you. If during the tour you feel like changing direction, or your guide believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, they will suggest and discuss the changes to the itinerary with you. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Milan that you don't know about and are difficult to find in any guidebook or on the Internet, because they are lesser known to the crowd but beloved by Locals! The day revolves around your wishes so enjoy your private meet-up and itinerary and let your local show you the Milan you will love.

Milan: History and Bar Hopping Walking Tour

8. Milan: History and Bar Hopping Walking Tour

Go off the beaten path and discover the vibrant Milanese nightlife scene. Say goodbye to the touristy spots and get ready to discover the hidden gems and local hotspots that truly capture the essence of this vibrant city. Meet at a popular local bar and enjoy a welcome drink of your choice. Venture into the buzzing streets of Milan with your guide who will lead you through the captivating alleys, sharing fascinating stories, historical anecdotes, and insider tips along the way. Enjoy the atmosphere of the city as you learn a bit about local history as well as everyday life in the modern parts of the city. Discover the secrets behind ancient Roman ruins, soak in the enchanting atmosphere of charming piazzas, and experience the true spirit of "La dolce vita." Visit some local bars and rub shoulders with locals. Ask your guide for further tips and recommendations during your stay in the city.

Fresh pasta experience for children - Cooking Class

9. Fresh pasta experience for children - Cooking Class

The day begins with a warm welcome in our cozy kitchen, where your children can put on their chef's aprons and wash their hands, ready for an experience that will engage all their senses. I will guide them step-by-step through the process of creating fresh pasta. Children will have fun measuring and mixing the ingredients, such as fine flour, fresh eggs and a pinch of salt, discovering the role each ingredient plays in creating a perfect dough. Once the dough is ready, little chefs will have the opportunity to get hands-on and knead the dough with joy and enthusiasm. You'll see their faces light up as they experience the texture and softness that takes shape under their fingers. After kneading, children will have fun rolling out the dough with the help of colorful and fun rolling pins. I will guide them in creating imaginative shapes using the pasta cutters, such as butterflies, stars and hearts, stimulating their creativity and imagination. Once each pasta creation is ready, we'll take it to the kitchen for baking. Your kids will be delighted to see their culinary artwork come to life in boiling water. While the pasta cooks, budding chefs will be able to enjoy delicious appetizers and enjoy a moment of relaxation. Finally, the long-awaited moment has arrived: the tasting of fresh homemade pasta! Children will be proud to savor the fruit of their labor and share it with your family. It will be an unforgettable experience, full of smiles, joy and love for food made with your own hands. Don't miss the opportunity to create precious memories with your children through this fresh homemade pasta experience. Book now and get ready for a dining experience that will thrill the whole family!

Milan: Private Fashion Tour

10. Milan: Private Fashion Tour

Led by a fashion expert, your private fashion tour begins in Milan’s Navigli District. Admire the artisan boutiques and hear the stories behind the showrooms as you walk through the city streets. Stop at the Roberta e Basta art gallery, which presents a collection carefully selected from rare and exclusive works of art, design objects, and renowned vintage furniture. Continue to one of Milan’s hidden gems, known for its quality fabrics. Walk along the chic streets and stop to visit a Japanese jewelry shop and atelier, where the designer makes her jewelry. Enjoy a coffee break at a rustic-chic café before heading to the Cavalli e Nastri boutique, known for its stylish garments. Your last stop is the Armani boutique, an impressive building filled with luxurious items.

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4.6 / 5

based on 92 reviews

This was a GREAT experience! Pietro was phenomenal… and the food we made WOW… the best Tiramisu I have ever had! I thoroughly recommend it… you will learn how to make some awesome pasta dishes and super quick and easy Tiramisu… his home is very welcoming and I felt as if everyone there was a close friend!

We had a fabulous time. At first we thought 5 hours was going to be too much but it was perfect. The activities were timed out just right. Our chef was amazing. He was very interesting and personable. I cant wait to recommend this to all of our friends.

My class size was 5. Very hands on. We made 2 different kinds of pasta, tiramisu and learned how to make risotto and a butter and sage sauce. The Chef was knowledgeable and personable. His recounting of his vast experiences took the class over the top.

Our home cook, Manuela was amazing. she was patient and kind and throughly explained the reason for each step of the cooking process. She had many wonderful drinks and snacks for us to munch on throughout our course.

This trip is a must see. Amazing is an understatement