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What will your life be like in Milan?

Milan is a sprawling, cosmopolitan and pioneering city absolutely bursting with culture. Explore the Duomo, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals on the planet and the absolute symbol of Milan. Journey to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and discover that the fashion capital of the world truly lives up to its name amongst its stylish shops, restaurants and cafes. If you need an escape from city life Lombardy will stun you with its natural beauty, Lake Como being the gem in its glistening crown.

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The Milan School

Milan’s main train station is located just over one kilometre from the school which is perfect if you’re travelling from the airport or from another part of Italy. Within walking distance of the school is the Sondrio metro stop located on the famous Melchiorre Gioia street. Here you can hop on line 3 towards San Donato and you’ll be in the very heart of the city in less than 10 minutes. The Cassina de Pomm park is only 5 minutes’ walk away, here you can practise flair or hang out with other students. There are also a few cafes and bars around the school where you can grab some food at lunch or a drink after class.

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Accommodation

During your time in Milan, you’ll stay in the New Generation Hostel Urban Città Studi located in the Città Studi district. There are several restaurants and bars in the area, and a U2 supermarket only 5 minutes away. Make sure you check out the Birrificio Lambrate Adelchi beer factory which is less than 10 minutes’ walk from the hostel!

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After-hours activities

We teach flair in all of our schools; however, #EBSMilan offers an exclusive coffee flair workshop with Fabio, our school manager. If you like your latte-art, and coffee has never been “just coffee” for you, then this is something you can’t miss. A cappuccino will never be the same.

Flair bartending is one of the integral parts of EBS’s education, so our students get to experience it inside and outside of school hours. During the course, we invite them to the monthly Flair Championship in the most exclusive club in Milan, the Loolapaloosa.

On the first Friday of every session, the instructors take the students on a tour of Milan’s best cocktail bars. The first stop on the tour is Elita Bar, a proper cocktail bar specialized in Gin culture. One of the reasons we come here is that the bartenders are open to answer any questions students might have and because one of them graduated from #EBSMilan in April 2015. The tour then continues with other bars in the neighbourhood: the Mug, Luca&Andrea and Bar Rita.

Join us as we go on a tour of the Campari Gallery. You’ll learn how this marvellous liqueur was first crafted and see how it has progressed to become a present day icon.

At the end of each course, we organize an amazing Graduation Dinner with our students at Movida, a great cocktail bar that serves up some delicious food. The owner is very welcoming, for example, during the dinner a couple of students can jump behind the bar and prepare some cocktails for their classmates.

We advise all our students to explore their EBS destination outside the course. The Italians have shaped most of Western Europe with their classical designs and passion for incredible food. So, get out there and taste traditional Italian cuisine, you will fall in love with it instantly! Another must in Milan, is to wander around the city and appreciate local historical landmarks and museums, from the Duomo to the Sforza castle; Milan is an amazing city.

Courses in Milan

International Bartender

4 weeks
French Italian
Working Flair

Gain style and confidence with craft flair moves you can actually use behind the bar.

Basic Bartender Course

Fast-track your way into the bartending industry with 1 week of hands-on training.

Mixology

Learn to create your own infusions, syrups, and craft cocktails using advanced techniques.

Advanced Flair

Created by world-champion flair bartenders to teach experienced flair bartenders the orange level WFA.