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Milan: Navigli District Canal Boat Tour with Aperitivo

1. Milan: Navigli District Canal Boat Tour with Aperitivo

Explore the Navigli district, famous for its canals and vibrant evening life, on a boat cruise. Cruise along the Naviglio Grande and enjoy a glass of wine or Aperol spritz, with some tasty snacks. After you set off on the canal, enjoy the sights of typical Milanese railing houses, which represent the Milan of the past, now home to numerous bars and restaurants. Gently cruising upstream you will pass one of the oldest churches in the city: the Church of San Cristoforo. See the historic headquarters of Canottieri Milano Olona and the famous alley of the launderers, an architectural jewel that takes its name from the residents who washed their laundry there, all in complete relaxation and in a convivial atmosphere. If you want, you can also listen to the audio guide to learn a bit more about the district and sights you will see. Or simply enjoy the navigation while chatting with your friends over a glass of wine or Aperol spritz, a favorite local beverage.

Milan: Small-Group Pasta Making and Tiramisu Class

2. 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: Aperitivo Tour with Street Food

3. 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.

Lake Como: Winery Tour with Wine Tasting

4. Lake Como: Winery Tour with Wine Tasting

Discover how a fine wine is born, see where it ages on a visit winery in Domaso on Lake Como. First, explore the wine cellar and the tasting room, which are located in a splendid villa. Then visit the vineyards overlooking Lake Como and enjoy a spectacular view from the tasting terrace. Meet the winemakers and hear about the history of the family, as well as the stages of wine production. Finally, enjoy a tasting of fine wines paired with local food delicacies while sitting on the beautiful terrace. You'll enjoy a white wine paired with cheese, pears, and wild apple jam; a red with extra virgin olive oil; and another red wine paired with seasoned cheese and salami.

Milan: Pizza and Gelato-Making Class

5. 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: Wine Tasting Experience in the City Centre

6. 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.

Lake Como: Classic Speedboat Private Tour

7. Lake Como: Classic Speedboat Private Tour

Explore Lake Como on board your private Cadenazzi wooden speed-boat. Meet your friendly captain and enjoy an amazing trip to the most fascinating part of the lake. See famous Villa Balbianello, where James Bond movies and Star Wars were featured. You will pass by Comacina Island and if you want you will enjoy a nice swim among its clean and pure waters. Proceed to Bellagio, one of the most iconic places in Italy. Stop for a swim, and relax with your friends and family. Go to Tremezzo, where your captain will show you the famous Villa Carlotta, which attracts thousands of travelers every week.

Milan: Cooking Class with an Italian Chef

8. 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.

From Milan: Wine Tasting Tour in the Countryside

9. 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.

Paré, Lake Como: Sailing Boat Experience

10. Paré, Lake Como: Sailing Boat Experience

Experience the freedom of sailing on the stunning eastern side of Lake Como. Embark on a guided half-day or full-day sailing tour from Malgrate, near Lecco, to discover clear blue waters, lush vegetation, mountains above you, and beautiful little towns on the shores of the lake. Enjoy a glass of prosecco to toast your trip. Admire the views of Baia di Parè, Malgrate, Lecco, Abbadia and the high mountains of this wild area. Jump in to the crystal clear waters for a swim, or take the wheel and try your hand at being captain. The wind and your skippers will guide you, as you relax and enjoy this wonderful adventure on Lake Como.

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What people are saying about Lombardy

An adventure on lake Garda, sightseeing and some interesting facts and storys. Very good winetasting and food in the town Bardolio and swim afterwards in the lake. The guide Matteo was excellent, expecially when the weather changed suddenly for the worse and the boat could hardly menage the waves. It became a bit risky for about half an hour and the trip extended to five hours due to weather conditions. I wonder if there was life jackets on board? Anyways, it went well and I would deffinetly go again.

Great 4 hrs perfectly timed. Wine tasting done very well. The highlight was swimming in the lake so take or wear your bathers. If you bring a sense of fun, you will absolutely love this trip !

Attilio was a great host! We had many laughs and enjoyed amazing food. Definitely recommend for a nice meal made with great company.

Great captain ‍✈️ very committed/ happy enjoys his work, great fast ride across Lake Garda well organized ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Amazing experience would recommend to anyone visiting the region for a perfect day all planned and private