Food in the Streets is a social enterprise dedicated to supporting local producers and family-owned businesses and to researching the impact of food and agriculture on social relations and local economies.
Tour revenue will be invested in supporting partnerships with small shops and businesses as well as supporting the association Farming the City.
9:00 AM-11:30 AM or 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Adults, Families, Professionals, People with disabilities
English, Dutch, Italian
Tour takes place rain or shine (tour itinerary might be modified in case of inclement weather)
2 to 20
Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)
Clothing & Equipment
Comfortable shoes for walking
Discover the tastes, traditions, and hidden secrets of the past and present in Milan! Today it is difficult to read the traces of the development of the city: the old canals are hidden under the busy streets, buildings and squares have different functions and the street names are updated. Food arrives in ways invisible to our eyes, is stored in unknown places, and leaves the supermarket via underground parking lots. However, those who look with attention to the city’s layout will discover some signs of the past, in which food production, transportation, and transformation had an incredible cultural and social value, which is worth bringing to life again. Walk through the city center and relive history with stories, images, delicious smells, and tasting experiences. Experience the work of ten food-related entrepreneurs and learn about their special commitment to the local food tradition and sustainable approaches. Explore past and present locations where food was the star of Milan’s street life. The tour can be personalized with workshops, lectures, lunches, aperitifs, and dinners.
Piazza del Carmine, Milano, Milan, Italy
Piazza del Carmine, Milano
3 mins walk from MM Lanza (green metro line) (closest major city or point of interest) by foot (transportation mode). Nearest public transport stop: MM Lanza or tram
To show visitors the history of Milan and encourage them to patronize small and family-owned businesses.
Research on the impact of food and agriculture on social relations and local economies
Preparing Old Milano Food Tour, a tour that explains the history of the city seen through the lens of food
Promoting small local producers and entrepreneurs from Milan working in a traditional, artisanal and/or sustainable way
Cultural events in which food is used as a way to gather people (amongst which ROOFdinners and wake-up talks)