The Art Of Milanese Aperitivo - Drinks and Appetizers On The Navigli Canal

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

  • Private &

  • 3 hours

  • From
    €49.38  EUR per person based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available (including English)

What you’ll do

You’ll spend a few hours indulging in what is surely everyone’s favourite Italian tradition; aperitivo.

Who wouldn’t want to end their day sipping a zesty spritz, nibbling some delicious nibbles and musing over a day well spent (because of course it was well spent, you’re in Milan) on the banks of a 15th century canal. We can’t think of anyone.

You’ll flit between a few bars in the historic Navigli neighbourhood, known for its network of canals - an atmospheric setting if ever we imagined one.

Do you see yourself on an outdoor terrace on the water’s edge, the twinkling lights from the canal-side houses making everything look just that more magical, or do you think huddling around a small table in a centuries old piazza is more your thing?

You could mix and match from an Italian feast of pastas, salads and other tempting appetisers in a bar where their plates are buffet style, or order small plates of bruschetta, cured meats, regional cheeses and olives to nibble on with your drink.

What a dreamy way to end your day, if only this was a tradition in every city.

Experience highlights

  • Join one of our hosts to experience the classic Milanese aperitivo - a tradition which, it just so happens, was born in Milan

  • Explore the character packed neighborhood along the Navigli Canal, the spiritual home of aperitivo

  • Relax at an outdoor bar to have an aperitivo on the banks of the canal or in a historic piazza and soak up the atmosphere

  • Enjoy a plate of small nibbles that are local specialties and Milanese delicacies like bruschetta and cured meats

  • Sip a spritz, beer or a glass of wine and unwind before dinner like the locals do

Good to know

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)

Meet-up point

  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancellation policy

  • Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund

How it works

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  • The fun bit

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Reviews for this experience


4.9 average | 21 reviews

March 2018

A wonderful walk in Milan !

It was an pleasure to be shows around Milan by Marco. Nothing seemed too much of a problem. I especially enjoyed his attention to detail, with the winding back streets emerging into hidden churches and courtyards was such fun. I appreciated the inclusion of a couple of record shops I had asked asked if he could fit into the itinerary ! A Highly recommended local.

Review by Andy H

Reviews for Milan


September 2019

Local food toir

We enjoyed our tour with Greg very much. He was very accommodating and we were impressed with his knowledge of the city. He took us to some great places for local food.

Review by Paul C


August 2019

A must Do

Greg was a fantastic guide and person, great personality New where to go away from the crowds Being a local certainly shows he was very passionate about his job Great aperitifs We would highly recommend this tour with Greg good value

Review by Terry H


July 2019

Day Trip to Lake Como

First of all, thank you for assigning Gaetano for our one day tour around Lake Como. Gaetano is very punctual and easy going. He’s very friendly and we did learn a lot about Lake Como from him. Although our trip went over time, he didn’t rush it at all and we felt that he also enjoying the trip himself. Overall we had a good time and we certainly will use your company again in our future trips to Italy

Review by Carol L

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