Old Milano Food Tour
Farming the City and Food in the Streets are teaming up to develop the Old Milano Food Tour, realized through research into the relation between urban development and food systems in Milan.
For years Milan is best known for its fashion and design. However, as in any historic city, there was once a period in which the city didn’t revolve around wealth and luxury. For centuries the food didn’t come in through the backdoor, but was both part of, and clearly visible in daily city life. In the coming months, the Dutch Food in the Streets, in collaboration with CITIES, will dive into this and develop the Old Milano Food Tour, a project that just granted the patronage of EXPO2015.
Last year we launched the Old Amsterdam Food Tour, where an enthusiastic guide takes participants on a two hour tour through Amsterdam’s historic centre, showing them all the known, and more importantly, unknown historic food locations. Have you ever realized where the name of the city’s most important shopping street – the Kalverstraat – originated? And did you know what happened at the current central station before trains arrived there? Participate in the Old Amsterdam Food Tour and you will learn all about it.
In 2015, Milan (Italy) will host the universal exposition; EXPO 2015 ‘Feeding the Planet. Energy for Life’. An event that will make the citizens and visitors aware of the importance of food, agriculture and water in their daily lives. Slowly the city is transforming from the capital of fashion and design into the centre of food and agriculture. Not a strange event as you realize that it is located in the highest producing province of the country.
After the success of the Old Amsterdam Food Tour and in view of the upcoming EXPO2015, Farming the City committed the Dutch Food in the Streets to execute research on the relation between urban development and food systems in Milan. A first investigation has exposed interesting facts which definitely garner further research: the food market at the doorstep of a now luxurious hotel, milk delivery from door to door and the cereals growing right in front of the famous Duomo cathedral.
The research will be take place during the winter months and will be finished by the end of March. So if you plan to visit Milan next spring, don’t forget to book a visit with the Old Milano Food Tour. Follow Farming the City and Food in the Streets to stay updated.
There is still a need for some sponsors to be able to pay the researchers. Contact Farming the City (firstname.lastname@example.org) when you are interested to contribute. In exchange of a contribution, we offer you publicity and a free tour for two persons of your company.
Posted on 24 November 2013 and filed under Projects