We provide guided walking tours in Milan for smart, discerning travelers who want to experience the city with a local guide.
Milan is a modern city with a millennia-old history, bustling with activities and events and rich with world famous monuments. As only a local friend would, we’ll guide you through the real, multifaceted Milan.

BellaMilano is different!

Come and discover:

FASHION


You are in the Italian fashion capital. Whatever suits your taste - high-end shops in glamorous Via Montenapoleone, chic boutiques in Brera, out-of-the-box new designers in the hip neighborhoods - we’ll detect it and take you there!

GEMS


Yes, in Milan you do need a local guide. Behind heavy wooden doors and grey anonymous walls, scented gardens and hidden gems just wait to be unveiled. Come and discover Roman ruins, irreverent sculptures, creepy chapels, breathtaking masterpieces that even the Milanese ignore.

CULTURE


Just three clues: The Duomo, La Scala, The Last Supper…and guess what, it’s only the beginning! Imagine to have 2k years of history to walk through. That’s Milan. Let us guide you on a trip in space and time from the glorious ancient Roman imperial times to the lights of the new skyscrapers

VIBE


Milan is a dynamic, ever-changing city, every day there’s something new to experience, whether a trendy spot to discover, an exhibition to visit, a concert to attend. Be hooked by the hip vibe of the most cosmopolitan Italian city, Milan is the place to be.

FOOD


Forget mainstream places, around the corner there’s a whole world of traditional trattorie, yummilicious street food, deli shops and…..sky bars, awarded restaurants, stellar chefs, chic bistrot, fun and engaging cooking classes. Milan is a foodies’ paradise.

AROUND


Have you ever heard about Bellagio, Como, Stresa, Lugano, lake Garda, Monza race-track - they are just a stone’s throw away. For shopaholics, don’t miss big outlet malls and department stores, we’ll be glad to accompany you there.

HIGHLIGHTS AND BEYOND

WHAT YOU CAN’T MISS
First time in Milan?
Then you definitely have to see:
- The imposing Cathedral
- The elegant Galleria
- The iconic La Scala Opera House
- The impressive Sforza Castle
…and some little gems

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VECCHIA MILANO

MILAN'S TOP-CLASS CRAFTMANSHIP
Where Made in Italy comes true
Visit the workshops of:
- A jewelry designer
- The heaven of eyeglasses
- A leather artisan
- A creative tailor
...optional: a Milanese aperitivo

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TAILOR-MADE

TOURS DESIGNED ON YOU
Whether you are:
- A foodie
- Fond of culture
- A shopaholic
- A design lover
just let us know your interests and
we'll design the perfect tour for you

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GHOST TOUR

DUNGEONS, MUMMIES AND BONES
The mysterious side of Milan:
- Discover the secrets of Duomo
- Visit the creepy Bone Chapel
- Get lost in a mystical crypt
- Smell the sulfurous Devil's breath
- Meet the scary ghosts of the Castle
...and much more

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MILAN FASHION CAPITAL

Treat yourself with a
personalized welcome
at iconic fashion shops
in a tour designed on
your own style
Discover the many reasons
that made Milan a
world's fashion capital

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APERITIVO A MILANO

MORE THAN A FOOD TOUR
4 food stops with 8 yummy tastings:
- Delicious streetfood
- Buffalo Mozzarella and red wine
- Ham, salami, speck and wine
- Aperitif at a hip local spot
…and art, history and beauties
all along the way

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CAFÉS AND COFFEE TOUR

THE ITALIAN WAY TO ENJOY LIFE
Visit chic historical cafés
Sip a black, hot espresso...
...a foamy cappuccino...
...an exquisite marocchino...
...taste fine pastries and pralines...
...while exploring the city
like a local

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PICNIC TOUR

A tour of the city discovering its
highlights, secrets and gems
while visiting local shops
and filling your basket with
delicacies: panini, drinks...
...sweets, fresh fruits...
and relish your picnic al fresco
in the park

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Anneleid, HEAT for food - Amsterdam
"You are both amazing great women, but beside that real great food guides!!!"
CARA MAGAZINE, Ireland
"Bella Milano Tours, a walking tour run by the inspirational and highly informed Mirella Maestri and Valeria Andreoli"

WHO.

Here is a little something about us and what we do.
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TOUR LEADER

Mirella Maestri

Archaeologist, foodie, shoe addicted and bookworm. Sounds weird? You know, I'm a girl who loves to have both, a full bookcase and a full closet. I was born in Piedmont, the Italian region with best food and best wines - that's why I can talk about food for hours - then 13 years ago I moved to Milan for my post degree specialization and I fell in love, with the city and then with Matteo, my native-born Milanese husband. Since I'm not from here, studying to get the Milan tour guide license was like "getting the citizenship", and now I feel I'm both, Piemontese and Milanese. I love my job and I think I'm lucky! Working as a guide, I have the chance to meet interested and interesting people coming from all over the world and to share my knowledge with them by talking about history, visiting hidden gems, telling stories and introducing our habits, like a local friend would. In my free time I love to stay with my family, hang out with friends, visit exhibitions, do a little shopping of course and enjoy life. Oh yeah, did I mention that I love Milan?
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Valeria

Valeria Andreoli

I am a native Milanese, raised on risotto and panettone, and as a licensed guide I am committed to making the time visitors spend in this city enjoyable and fascinating. My husband would tell you that I have found the perfect job, being such a chatty person (he is so serious and silent!). In fact, I like to think that I am a good storyteller, with a flair for words and stories that I developed during my parallel career as a journalist. In the white marble of Milan's Cathedral I see the thousands of craftsmen and carvers who peopled its scaffolding in the late Thirteen-hundreds. In the charming church of San Maurizio I imagine the quiet lives of young beautiful nuns who could watch the world outside only through a tiny bronze window. There is nothing more I'd love to do than to share all such stories with you.
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MILES WALKED

CUPS OF COFFEE

SUNNY DAYS IN MILAN

SMILES

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