Thematic itinerary: The Taste of the History of Milan
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A taste of history

Itinerary description

Via Madonnina, a corner of Paris in Milan, is where we begin this itinerary that is dedicated to the flavour of tradition. Along with the streets Via S. Carpoforo and Via Fiori Chiari, Via Madonnina is actually part of a popular, antique district that survives in its cafes and typical restaurants. In the area there are many galleries of art and antiques, the academy and the precious Pinacoteca (gallery) and Biblioteca (library) and the famous Via Brera, just a short distance away. Adding to its charm, however, is the fantastic offer of optimum restaurants where one can savour dishes of tradition. A real temple of the Italian gastronomy is the historic delicatessen, Peck, in Via Spadari, which can be reached in only a few minutes’ walk, heading towards Duomo. 

Camparino in the Galleria breathes history and culture and was a favourite of Verdi and Toscanini who stopped by on their way home from La Scala. Another popular stop is Savini, an historic restaurant that entertains elite patrons. Heading along Corso Vittorio Emanuele II to Piazza San Babila, here we find Via Bagutta, where you can take a break at the restaurant of the same name. Lastly, we stop at the Caselli di Porta Venezia (old tollhouses) that host the seat of the Associazione Panificatori di Milano e Provincia (Bread makers Association of Milan and Province), Accademia Europea di Panificazione e Pasticceria (European Academy of Bread and Pastry Making) in the eastern casello and the Casa del Pane (House of Bread) in the western casello).


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