The art of Milanese aperitivo - drinks and appetizers on the Navigli Canal
The art of Milanese aperitivo - drinks and appetizers on the Navigli Canal
The art of Milanese aperitivo - drinks and appetizers on the Navigli Canal
The art of Milanese aperitivo - drinks and appetizers on the Navigli Canal
The art of Milanese aperitivo - drinks and appetizers on the Navigli Canal
The art of Milanese aperitivo - drinks and appetizers on the Navigli Canal
The art of Milanese aperitivo - drinks and appetizers on the Navigli Canal
The art of Milanese aperitivo - drinks and appetizers on the Navigli Canal
The art of Milanese aperitivo - drinks and appetizers on the Navigli Canal
The art of Milanese aperitivo - drinks and appetizers on the Navigli Canal
The art of Milanese aperitivo - drinks and appetizers on the Navigli Canal

The art of Milanese aperitivo - drinks and appetizers on the Navigli Canal

Moonlit canals, Aperol Spritz and bruschetta worth writing home about.

  • Private &
    personalized

  • 3 hours

  • From
    $58.05  USD
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

What you'll do

No trip to Milan would be complete without experiencing the city’s most important tradition – aperitivo – and with a local host leading the way, you’ll know for a fact that your experience will be as authentic as it gets. In the stylish Navigli neighborhood, a hub of buzzing bars built along a centuries-old canal, you’ll pick the bar (or bars!) that speaks to you. Will it be Manhattan, a laid-back local haunt with a sprawling buffet of pizza, salads, cheeses, olives, and breads? Or maybe La Prosciutteria’s famous salamis and charcuteries are calling your name. When it comes to drinks, Mag Cafe and UGO Cocktail Bar boast an incredible selection of craft cocktails – but a glass of wine or a simple spritz is the true Milanese way.

Where you’ll go

In southwest Milan is one of the city’s trendiest neighborhoods, Navigli, which was built around a network of five canals constructed between 1179 and the 16th century. Then, the canals were used to transport marble from Candoglia, which was used to construct the iconic Duomo di Milano cathedral; but now, they form a sparkling backdrop for some of the city’s most popular restaurants, bars, and cafes. At dusk, when the water turns a thousand shades of silver and orange, you’ll follow your host past locals enjoying a canalside glass of wine, first exploring the beautiful harbor – Darsena – where the Naviglio Pavese and Naviglio Grande canals meet, then choosing a location to indulge in the delicious tradition of aperitivo.

  • The art of Milanese aperitivo - drinks and appetizers on the Navigli Canal
  • The art of Milanese aperitivo - drinks and appetizers on the Navigli Canal
  • Join a local to experience the classic Milanese aperitivo – a tradition which, it just so happens, was born right here!

  • Explore Navigli, the city’s most iconic aperitivo district

  • Relax at an outdoor bar on the banks of the canal or opt for a historic piazza deeper in the neighborhood

  • Enjoy a plate of small nibbles and Milanese delicacies like bruschetta and cured meats

  • Sip a spritz, cocktail, or a glass of wine (or anything else, for that matter) and unwind before dinner as the locals do

This experience will be personalized to you!

What’s included

  • Private and personalized experience
  • 3 hours with a Host
  • 2 glasses of wine, beer or soft drinks
  • A selection of aperitivo, chosen by yourself with recommendations by your local
  • Start when you like, although we recommend in the early evening - the later the better if you want to keep up with the locals!
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks in addition to those stated above
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund

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  • 2

    We introduce you to your perfect local

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    We match you with a host
  • 3

    The best part!

    Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there
    The best part!

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