Hello everyone and welcome back to “Meet Your Local Guide”.
We’ve beena way for awhile but are back with new entries and new posts! This time we’re taking you to Milan to meet Daniele a witty and personable local guide, that is waiting just for you, to make the most of your visit!
Name: Daniele Umberto Lampasona
Nationality and Hometown? I’m originally from Catania, but live in Milan.
Name of tour you lead and where: Food Tasting tour in Milan (and also Segway and Beer tasting)
If you are not from the city you are based in for tours, what originally brought you there? As many other families, also mine moved for work reasons from the south to Milan, the richest city of Italy. I was 1 year old, so… basically I followed them.
Your favorite part of the tour: the wine tasting at the Enoteca Cotti: wonderful shop, wonderful people… and wonderful wine!
Favorite Local Restaurant in your city: Rather than a specific place, I prefer recommending neighbourghoods where to live an experience. So I like to sugge the Navigli area and Brera, my favourites, which are so full of restaurants, each one focusing on different products, that you can just go there and literally follow your nose.
One thing visitors to your city can’t miss: Going up to the roof of the Duomo and actually walking on its tiles. It’s hard to find a similar opportunity in the whole world, and the view from there is amazing!
What’s next on your travel bucket list? Next week I’m going to Lithuania!
What is your favorite Italian city to travel to? I’m totally in love with Rome: there are so many things to see and to do that, even if I’ve lived there for a while and I’ve been there many other times, I always find something new around.
What’s your best travel tip for those coming to visit Italy? Clear your mind from stereotypes and relax.
What’s the food that someone must try in your city before leaving? The combo ossobuco+saffron risotto is a must!
What’s the most memorable experience you’ve had on one of your tours? Having a prosciutto tasting with some people from Australia actually producing prosciutto, and discussing about all the varieties and the differences between them.
What do you like most about leading tours? The possibility to learn from my travellers.
What makes your tour unique? A light and funny atmosphere, seasoned with deep knowledge of the tour. And my hair, for sure!