Ciao and welcome to our exclusive guide to some of Fat Tire Tours' favorite sights, eats, and spots in this cosmopolitan Italian city. We're a company built by travelers - just like you. If you're visiting Milan for the first time or frequent this incredible city, after all of the planning, time, and effort spent on getting here, having a great time in Milano should be the easy part. That's where we come in.
It's no secret that Italy boasts some of the best food in the world, where a meal is more than just food on the table. Italian food varies from region to region, and being located in the North of Italy provides Milan with a unique and distinct style of dishes. You'll find mouthwatering Risotto alla Milanese, Ossobuco and more around every corner. And of course, no one does aperitivo quite like the Milanese!
What is aperitivo? The most Milanese among the Milanese habits is the aperitivo, similar to a "happy hour" but so much more. It means that the working day is over and that it’s time to relax! Some bars offer a complimentary buffet or serve a board with some canapé, cheese, olives and cold cuts to compliment your drinks. You can find bars that serve the aperitivo almost everywhere in the city, but most of them are located in the Canals/Navigli area, in Brera district and along Corso Sempione.
Via S. Gregorio, 46
Traditional dishes with a twist. This is a Slow Food restaurant, meaning they offer very unique and selected ingredients coming from different parts of Italy.
Via Gaetano de Castillia, 28
If you want to taste the Ossobuco or the Risotto alla Milanese, this charming restaurant is the place for your meal.
Via Molino delle Armi, 48
The food is traditional and combined with first class service, a cozy atmosphere, and great wines. The most surprising dish is the Zigogna: a rustic mountain dish of beef roasted perfectly on a wooden rod.
Via Cappellari, 3
You’ll find typical Lombard dishes such including risotto at this restaurant just off Duomo square. All the
ingredients come from farms and the restaurant itself has a countryside flair. As you sit, you get
some homemade bread and complimentary cheese on the table.
Via Torino, 34
Considered the best pizza in Milan. When you enter, you’ll receive a complimentary glass of Prosecco in one hand and a cheese bread in the other!
Via Solferino, 33
Only open at night this is not just a pizzeria, but one of the coolest bars in Milan. Amazing cocktails and delicious pizza you can even personalize.
Via Mercato, 14
Easygoing and traditional, you’ll love this no-frills and delicious pizzeria located in Brera area. Tables are big and you'll likely make friends with your neighbors!
Piazza del Duomo, 21
Trendy bar with a beautiful terraceoffering a stunning view over the façade of the Duomo. You can enjoy even in winter thanks to the heating!
Inside Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
For a genuine local experience come here between 6p.m. and 8 p.m., stand at the counter like the Milanese do! Order a Campari-based drink and pierce some olives and pickles with your toothpick.
Two locations: Via Medici, 4 and Via Roberto Lepetit, 33
Awarded as the best hostel in the world, this cosmopolitan place is also a meeting point for locals for an aperitivo or for a Sunday brunch. The atmosphere is young and relaxed and the buffet offers also vegetarian and vegan options.
World-class museums, meticulously manicured parks, and unparallelled history around every corner – Paris has no shortage of things to do and see. We know your time in Paris is precious, and we pride ourselves on bringing you the best of the city. Whether you want to hit as many sites as possible on a bike tour or spend hours at a museum during one of our Skip the Line Tours, we provide interesting and entertaining, not dull and monotonous, anecdotes about the major sites that you won't find in guide books.
Entrance fee: €26
A visit to Italy's largest cathedral simply can't be missed on your trip to Milan. This distincly gothic cathedral contrasts to most of the Renaissance-era churches you'll see in Italy, and the city views from its rooftop are sure to be the highlight of your time.
Make the most of your valuable time in Milan and join our Skip the Line Milan Cathedral Tour with special rooftop terrace access.
Entrance fee: None
Milan's largest park enjoyed by visitors and locals liked. Home to fantastic museums in Sforza Castle, the Arch of Peace, and plenty of green space to relax or have a picnic. There is even free wifi throughout the park!
Entrance fee: None
Italy's oldest shopping mall, dating back to 1877! This stunning four-story arcade features stunning architecture (including the mosaic floor and glass ceiling) as well as being home to luxury shopping and dining.
Entrance fee: Free to enter the castle, museum entrance is €12 for adults and an additional €8 for a guided tour.
Situated in the corner of Sempione Park, this massive fortress is home to some of Milan's top museums and works of art. The museum includes paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, and even the last incomplete work by Michelangelo, the "Pietà Rondanini".
Entrance fee: Starting from €24 for adults to the area with The Last Supper
A church and former Dominican convent, home to one of the most famous and celebrated paintings in the world: the "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci. The mural is located in its original place, in the dining room refectory of the former convent.
Entrance fee: €18.70 for adults, €6.70 for children (18 and under)
A beautiful art gallery in the Brera district, boasting an excellent collection of Italian paintings. You'll find works of art by Rubens, Titian, Caravaggio, Raphael, and much more inside the gallery's 31 rooms.
It's no secret that Milan is one of the fashion capitals of the world and offers up some of the best shopping you can find. While there are numerous luxury brands that call Milano home (including Armani, Dolce & Gabanna, Prada, Versace, Valentino - just to name a few), Milan also boasts a number of hidden boutiques, funky shops, and more to satisfy all your fashion cravings.
Whether you are a history buff, an art history enthusiast, or want to eat and drink your way through Milan, our tours offer something for just about everyone.
Join us on one of our award-winning Segway tours, learn about Milan's culinary delights unique to this region of Italy, and get priority access to Milan's most famous and historical attraction for breathtaking views of the city.
Getting around Milan is a breeze - while much of the city is walkable, we have an excellent and efficient public transportation system that you'll be using like a local in no time.