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Thanks to our guided tours around Milan you can discover the city of Milan and its hidden treasures!

tripadvisor ilcentro milanoYou will be accompanied by one of our Italian teachers, a passionate expert of Milanese art and history, who will guide you through the most important Milanese monuments and Italian Culture. With us you can experience the real Milan meeting new aspects of Italian language and culture!

DURATION: 4 hours

LOCATIONS: An Italian Caffetteria / Brera / Piazza Duomo / Fashion District / Navigli's district / Aperitif 

DESCRIPTION: Your milanese experience will start with a lesson in coffee tasting," held in a typical Italian 'bar'. We will enjoy breakfast together and discover that Italian Coffee is not just Espresso or Cappuccino! There are a huge range of Italian Coffees that you must discover and taste! We will visit then Brera district, Milan's most romantic and characteristic zone! Brera district is the artist's neighbourhood of Milan. Home to many cultural events and full of art galleries and original fashion boutiques. There is a vibrant night-scene and it is an outstanding starting point to discover the city and all it has to offer. Next will come a fascinating walk around the very heart of Milan, led by your Italian guide. You'll discover the wonderful Fashion District where the world's best known fashion companies have their boutiques and shops. The Fashion District in Milan includes world famous streets like Via Montenapoleone, Via Della Spiga and Via Manzoni. Most of them are pedestrianized, perfect for our relaxing stroll. A walk through via Torino, Porta Ticinese and Piazza XXIV Maggio you will allow you to admire the beautiful and historical buildings that lead to the Navigli zone in Milan; the water canals that were improved by Leonardo da Vinci himself with a system of dams. Our tour will end with the obligatory bar stop during which we will savour all together an Italian aperitif and Milanese specialties!

COSTS OF OUR GUIDED TOUR IN MILAN:
Price for 1 person: Euro 160
Price for 2 persons: Euro 80/person
Price for 3 persons: Euro 60/person

 

 

 

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Enroll now in our March Courses! 

 

Morning classes from March, 4th - for every level:

 

 GM40: 2 hs a day, from Monday through Friday, for 4 weeks, 390 euros;
 GM80: 4 hs a day, from Monday through Friday, for 4 weeks, 690 euros;

 

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Our Standard Classes  for Foreigners are the perfect option if you wish to learn Italian quickly, together with students on a level similar to yours. Thanks to our amazing learning method, you will discover an innovative way for learning Italian  in the very heart of Milan!

Through enrolling in our Intensive Italian Courses  you will enjoy a rich and diverse program: classes up to four hours in the morning, also possibly followed by an individual lesson. 

Additionally, the school offers free social activities at least once weekly including tours, aperitifs, cinema trips and visits to seasonal events where students can practice their Italian whilst discovering all that Milan has to offer.

If you are planning an Italian language holiday in Milan, choose our Italian language center!

If you’ve already chosen the course you are interested in, please click here to download our enrolment form.

We are at yr disposal if you need more information or if you haven’t decided yet and you want a personalized estimate for a course of different length or frequency.

 

 

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Learn Italian with us! Improve your Italian with our exercises - Pronomi relativi: "Inserisci nelle frasi il pronome adeguato ".

 

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Milan in 90 minutes! Hop on board the panoramic City Sightseeing bus with us for an unforgettable guided tour!

 

Milan City Sightseeing: Jump on board for a full and exciting tour of MilanMilan is a metropolis rich in history and culture, known for the Duomo, Leonardo da Vinci’s splendid Last Supper fresco, the awe-inspiring Sforzesco Castle, and the Scala Theater, arguably the most important place in the opera world. Milan is the most international city in Italy, economic capital, and world famous for its fashion shows and design.

Together with us, you can discover all Milan’s attractions thanks to Milan City Sightseeing.

What are the most important places of interest in Milan?
- The Duomo of Milan
- The Vittorio Emanuele Gallery
- The Pinacoteca of Brera (a stone’s throw from our Italian school)
- The Brera Botanic Garden
- The Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio

The audio commentaries during our City Sightseeing tour will be in eight languages: (Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and Russian).

It is possible to hop-on or off the panoramic Milano City Sightseeing bus as you like at any stop, as a ticket is valid for an entire day.

For the panoramic tours of Milan, the point of departure is:
LINES A, B, C: PIAZZA CASTELLO - CASTELLO SFORZESCO (Sforzesco castle, outside the tourist information centre)
Dates available: Year-round (excluding the 25th December)

 

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Join us on the 13th of December for some fun, food and festivities from 1.15pm here at Il Centro.

Our school will be full of Christmas cheer and music, and there will be a Christmas lunch. Santa will also be paying us a visit with a lucky-dip and presents for everyone.

For one lucky student there will be a grand prize of a FREE GM40 ITALIAN COURSE for the month of January: that is to say, two hours of lessons per day, five days a week for the January term: a prize worth €390!

 If you would like to join us for the festivities, please add your name to the list on the notice board to confirm your attendance.

Buon Natale a tutti! We hope to see you there!

 

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Live our Milano with us: fashion weeks, feast days, and whole nights dedicated to whooping it up!

Many of the art, design and fashion events in Milan are actually trade fairs; often it’s their fringe events and parties that take the city by storm.

The most traditional festivals in Milan generally used to be located around its prominent churches: primarily the Duomo, but also in residential neighbourhoods.

Commercial events in Milan take place at Fieramilano which is located in Rho, in the north-western outskirts of the city.

Our tip is to find out what’s going on before visiting the city of Milan: the atmosphere generated by international events can undoubtedly be exciting and will certainly make for some unforgettable memories, but note that hotels and taxis are always harder to find during these important and busy events in Milan!

 

festival and events in milanOh Bej! Oh Bej!

This street market is the most famous of the top festivals in Milan for tourists and local people and is held on the feast day of the city’s patron, Sant’ Ambrogio. The streets around piazza Sant’Ambrogio throng with crowds sampling traditional food such as pancakes, roast meat, chestnuts and mulled wine, and there are stalls selling crafts products and antiques. Goldsmiths made a gift to the city of a silver statue of the saint, exhibited on this day in the Duomo cathedral.
Where: Piazza Sant’Ambrogio - Milano
When: December, 7th


festival and events in milan2La Scala opening night

Teatro alla Scala Opera is one of the most famous places for the performance arts all over the world and its opening night is one of the most important events in Milan. Celebration of its important position in the world of opera are documented through a collection of remarkable photographs recording the excitement of every opening night from the year 1945. This sequence of breathtaking images reeals the glamour and the excitement of the opening night.
Where: Teatro alla Scala - Milano
When: December, 7th

 

festival and events in milan3Ambrosian Carnival

Do you want to visit the city of Milan which holds the longest Carnival in Italy? If yes, fly over Milan in February, early March!. The Ambrosian Carnival is held in the honor of the fourth century Bishop Ambrose, who arrived late to the celebrations of Lent here. The carnival ends the first Saturday of Lent and features many floats and Milanese characters_parading to Piazza del Duomo on the last day. The celebrations are very exciting! Thousands of tourists come to Milan from all over the world to participate in the Ambrosian Carnival.
Where: various locations in Milan
When: February/early March

 

festival and events in milan4The Procession of the Magi


The Procession of the Magi is one of the oldest traditions and events of Milan. Held the day of the Epiphany, it commemorates the visit of the Three Kings to the Infant Jesus.
Where: various locations in Milano
When: January, 6th

 

 

festival and events in milan6El Tredesin de Mars

"The 13th of March" is a traditional festival in Milan and takes place, obviously, on March, 13th. On this day a flower fair is traditionally held in the area of Porta Romana. According to a Milanese legend dating back at least to the 15th Century, the Tredesin commemorates the announcement of Christianity to the people of by Barnabas, supposedly on March 13, 51 A.D., when Barnabas drove a cross on a round stone decorated with a central hole and 13 radiuses. The stone is preserved in the church of Santa Maria al Paradiso, in the surroundings of Porta Vigentina. 

 

festival and events in milan5Flower fair

This flower fair creates a spectacular splash of colour along the Navigli canal in Milan. Over 200 nurseries and horticultural schools from all around Italy take part.

Where: along the Naviglio Grande - When: April

 

festival and events in milan7Salone Internazionale del Mobile 

Milan goes into party mode for one of the world’s largest exhibitions of furniture and fittings from top global designers. The event’s main base is in Rho, but the fringe of exhibitions, events and parties back in town are what really make it. Many galleries and smaller designers install themselves in several buildings, workshops and even open-air swimming pools around Milan.
Where: Fieramilano, Rho
When: middle April

 

festival and events in milan8Summer events in Milan

A good idea is studying Italian in Milan during the summer: you could participate in the several events organized in Milan during summer time! The summer season of open-air concerts at the Castello Sforzesco kicks off in June and continues through August. Throughout the summer, the Amici della Musica Milano hold a concert series under the Arco della Pace in Parco Sempione. Enjoy local and international music free of charge!



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Here you are this sweet Pumpkin Pie recipe for you Halloween Party!

About the Pumpkin

Pumpkins are large orange squash fruits growing as a gourd from a vine. This fruit is mostly orange in colour, but pumpkins can also be green, yellow or a mixture of all these colours.

This fruit is popular for recipes and has become famous as the stereotypical image of Halloween, particularly in the USA and UK. Pumpkins will be usually transformed into Jack O'Lanterns for Halloween by slicing the top and stalk, scooping out the contents leaving a hollow shell that is then decoratively carved. A lit candle is lodged within the shell to create a spooky glowing face or design.

This Halloween tradition was originally based on an ancient Celtic custom brought to America by Irish immigrants who celebrated the end of the Celtic year on 31st October.

Ingredients:

1 9-inch pie crust
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
¼ teaspoon salt
2 cups pureed cooked pumpkin
1 1/4 cups evaporated milk
3/4 cup egg whites, whipped
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. In a large bowl, combine sugars, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and salt.
3. In a separate large mixing bowl, combine pumpkin, milk, egg, and vanilla; whisk until smooth. Pour dry mixture into wet mixture and mix until just moistened.
4. Pour into prepared pie crust and bake 50 to 60 minutes, until crust is golden and filling is set in the center when jiggled.Cool and serve...and enjoy your homemade Pumpkin Pie!

 

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The ultimate Italian pizza requires the ultimate Italian pizza dough recipe- Yes, if you follow our recipe, you can make pizza like this at home! Want to know how to make a real Italian pizza? Your next best option is to check out this recipe: a simple, step-by- step guide!

The most important part is getting the Italian pizza dough right! More than just the base of the pizza, the dough is what gives the pizza its texture, holds together all flavors, and—if done right—can make you feel like you’ve been transported right back to Italy.

Before starting...Just a bit about pizza in Italy.

Even though it’s become the most popular Italian food abroad, pizza and Italy didn’t weren’t always synonymous. In fact, pizza wasn’t even invented until the 19th century, when it started out as a fast food on the streets of Naples. In the beginning, the simpler the pizza, the better: The classic pizza napoletana was just dough with a tomato sauce of Marzano tomatoes, oregano or basil, a little garlic, salt, and olive oil.

It’s another pizza from Naples, though, that has the neatest pedigree. When Queen Margherita came to visit Naples in 1889, she was charmed by a local pizza baker who had made, in her honor, a pizza with the colors of the new flag of the just-unified Italy—red tomatoes, white mozzarella, and green basil. Yep, you guessed it. It’s now called the pizza margherita (or margarita, in some menus).

Of course, Italian food is very regional, and so are Italian pizzas. (Although any real Italian pizza should always be cooked in a wood-fired oven; in fact, a pizzeria without one can’t even, legally, call itself a pizzeria!). That world-famous pizza in Naples is known as “pizza alta” (thick crust), while pizza in Rome is traditionally thin-crust and crisp.

Like the rest of Italian food, Italian pizza is best—and most authentic—when it’s made with fresh, local ingredients, especially any that are DOP (You can read a full explanation of this wonderful little term in our blog about DOP foods). We’re not talking the microwaved dough and synthetic cheese that you see now both in Italy and abroad, but something completely different.

The best way to try it, short of going to an authentic pizzeria with great ingredients and a wood-fired oven? Make it at home!

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What you need to make an Italian pizza

(makes dough for 4 pizzas, each one about 12 inches in diameter):

600 mL of warm water
7 cups (1kg) flour, type “00”*
2.25 teaspoons (25 grams) yeast
6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1.5 tablespoons salt
2 teaspoons sugar
*A note on the flour: In Italy, “00”, or “doppio zero,” flour is the most highly-refined and finest-ground flour available. Not available where you are (or too expensive?). An all-purpose flour should work just as well!

How to make your pizza:

1. Sprinkle the yeast into a medium bowl with the warm water. We don’t mean hot, and we don’t mean cold… we mean warm! That’s the kind the yeast likes best. Stir until the yeast dissolves.

2. Place almost all of the flour on the table in the shape of a volcano.

3. Pour the yeast-and-warm-water mix, along with the other ingredients, into the “crater” of the volcano.

4. Knead everything together for 10 to 15 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic, keeping your surface floured.

5. Grease up a bowl with some olive oil and put the dough inside. Turn the dough around so the top is slightly oiled.

6. Cover the bowl and put the dough aside to let it rest for at least four or five hours.

7 (optional for those who want their pizza really authentic). Make a cross on top of the dough with a knife. An old Italian tradition, this is seen as a way of “blessing the bread.”

8. Preheat the oven to about 400°F, or about 200°C.

9. Dump the dough out of the bowl and back onto the floured surface. Punch it down, getting rid of any bubbles. 

10. Divide the dough in half and let it rest for a few minutes.

11. Roll each section into a 12-inch disc. Now’s your chance to decide how thick you want your pizza to be! Do you want it pizza alta (Neapolitan-style) or pizza bassa (Roman-style)? Just remember, your crust will puff up a little bit as it’s baked!

12. Transfer the dough onto an oiled pizza pan or baking sheet.

13. Add tomato sauce, if you want a pizza rossa (red pizza). Lots of pizzas in Italy are actually pizza bianca, without tomato sauce, so don’t feel like you have to! Brush the edges of the crust with a little bit of olive oil.

14. Bake each pizza for about 10 minutes, then add mozzarella cheese (sliced or grated) on top, as well as any other ingredients.

15. Let the pizzas bake until the crust is browned and the cheese is melted. By lifting up the pizza to peek underneath, you can make sure the bottom has browned, too.

16. Remove your pizzas from the oven and, for a real Italian touch, garnish with a few basil leaves. And enjoy!

 

 

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ITALIAN SCHOOL IN MILAN

Via Ponte Vetero 21

e-mail: ilcentro@ilcentro.net

Tel.: +39 02 86.90.554

Fax: +39 02 86.90.754

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