Milan, Italy: Top 10 Highlights for Curious Travelers with Laura Benitti

Milan, Italy: Top 10 Highlights for Curious Travelers with Laura Benitti


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For the curious traveller, long-term Milan resident Laura Benitti shares her Top 10 must-see sights and cultural experiences in the Fashion Capital of the world. Our picture-perfect itinerary includes experiences of art in context – along with monumental churches, shops, palazzi, and gardens. During this conversation, we will venture beyond iconic highlights such as Milan's Duomo, La Scala Theatre, or DaVinci's Last Supper to experience the local cuisine and must-see landmarks from an insider perspective.

Laura shares suggestions for concerts and operas where you can mingle with the locals in the city where opera was born; visits to artisan workshops where Florence’s ancient crafts are still practised; food shopping and culinary tips; the best roof terraces and panoramic hilltop gardens where you can enjoy an 'aperitivo overlooking the towers and spires of the city.

Our time together will include some beautiful locations off the beaten track and suggestions of how to avoid the heaviest crowds at the most famous sights. Finally, we’ll propose day trips from Milan where you can enjoy some of the Lake District's most awe-inspiring scenery. Participants will have the chance to take part in a Q&A session afterwards.

Led by an expert on Italian culture, Laura Benitti, this Conversation will look beyond Milan's most touted sights to propose other truly memorable experiences for the sophisticated traveller. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with a portfolio of suggestions for their ideal holiday in Milan.

To discover the charms of Milan in person, we invite you to explore our scholar-led private walking tours.

Our additional upcoming seminars about Italian culture, history, and cuisine are available here. 

Laura was born in Turin, where she studied history of art, but moved to Milan in 2002. Since her graduation, she has accumulated a long experience as an art consultant and registrar in a few museums in Turin, as well as expertise as a local Milan guide. She loves to be both an experienced and friendly local ambassador of Milan and Como area for her travelers.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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