Your favorite ACTIVITY in Milan? Then Venice and Rome?

I would love wine tasting, cooking or biking...but would love others suggestions for fine tuning my own. Grazie:)
We leave Saturday!

Posted by Nadine
Austin, TX, USA
492 posts

We haven't been to Milan yet, but for Venice, wandering and wandering and wandering, stopping in little bars in the late afternoon/early evening for a glass of wine and cicchetti. Then more wandering and wandering and wandering. For Rome, walking and walking and walking; visiting sites; visiting churches; finding enoteca and having different wines with appetizers. For all of Italy - gelato and espresso! And both at least once a day. Finding fun piazzas and just enjoying the activity that happens to be going on there.

Posted by Otariidae
Catadupa Alamere, CA
515 posts

Rome biking take a tour of the Aqueduct Park.  A tour will be far safer, trafficwise, than getting out there yourself running Villa Borghese is the least hassle filled.  Along the river is safe but has lots of loud traffic.  I pick two bridges and do a lap crossing each Venice
biking Lido I biked south and back. Flat straight and not many cars running Lido. I ran the beach, but the hotel season had ended and it may not be possible during tourist season kayaking the canals in a sea kayak with a guide.  It's on Youtube and I am   dieing to try it running Venice the only route I found was along R degli Schiavoni (sp?) out to and around the park. By late morning it could be crowded.  I suppose you could  do a lap around Giudecca but I never tried it. Otherwise the maze of blind corners is a collision waiting to happen.

Posted by Kent
Pacific Northwest
9105 posts

Milan and biking are not a good fit. You can cook in Milan.
They even have wine to drink there, no vineyards but wine in glasses, and bottles.

Posted by John
Narragansett, RI
61 posts

The best part of Milan is people watching. Go have dinner at the Bulgari Hotel (not cheap but worth the splurge). I went with the kids and they had fun counting the Ferrari's that pulled up to the valet!