Milan is very different from the other notable Italian cities. Be it Rome, Florence or Naples, Milan has its own way of doing things and the Brera district foodie scene is just one of such traits. For instance, you would be eating pasta cooked in olive oil down south, say in Naples. In Milan, your pasta would be loaded with cream. The Brera district foodie scene is more about richness than exoticness. While you will find zucchinis and the likes, you would find more butter than oil, more experimentation with food than going with tried and tested formula and you will also get some of the amazing traditional culinary delights that Italy is known for.
An Italy travel package including Milan will often come with a few tours. You may be offered a Walking Tour with da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper‘, Milan Segway Tour, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours & Night Tours among others. But what will strike out is the Food Walking Tour of Brera in Milan. Typically, such a tour will take you to some of the finest eateries in Brera district of Milan and for three hours or so you can gorge on satiating delicacies, all the while being guided by a local who is also a foodie.
Milan’s Brera district is charming. It is a tad busy but its boutiques, cafes, sidewalks and the neighborhoods are worth exploring. While Milan does spearhead the fashion scene in the country and is also a cultural and creative hub, it is also where you get some fine sparkling wine from the Lombardy region and food that you cannot have enough of. At the same time, you get the Pinacoteca di Brera. It is an art museum that hosts Botticelli, Raphael, Titian, Hayez, Caravaggio, Mantegna, Tintoretto, Piero della Francesca, Rubens and Rembrandt.
Milan is home to several Michelin starred restaurants and even the local eateries will stun you, pleasantly of course. Should you be in Milan and should you be interested in exploring the Brera district foodie scene, visit Taglio which is a fine place to taste the Milanese tradition. Check out Trattoria da Abele, a place that has become an institution in its own right. The menu changes daily and if you love risotto, then there isn’t a better option.
Some of the other fine destinations for foodies in the city are Mangiari di Strada, Wang Jao, Al Mercato, Latteria San Marco, Fish Bar de Milan, Trattoria Arlati, Carlo e Camilla, Al Pont De Ferr, Osteria del Treno, Un Posto A Milano, Gino Sorbillo – Lievito Madre al Duomo, Vicky’s Wicuisine Seafood and Erba Brusca.