Sampling the artistic and gastronomic wonders of Milan: Barbaiada, a typical chocolate drink invented by Giovanni Barbaja, the witty Milanese manager at La Scala and Art Nouveau architecture in the elegant area around the Porta Venezia. Cinemas dating from the early twentieth century, amazing floral decorations on the tiles and palaces, a 19thcentury well-being centre and prestigious hotels: Art Nouveau is in full bloom here.

Duration: half day