Virtual Kallio district - the coolest area of Helsinki

Get to know Kallio with a real local

Available in Finnish, English, German and Italian
1 hour 30 minutes
20 spots per experience

What are we going to do

Kallio is a former working-class district of Helsinki and today it's the most bohemian and liberal area in the whole country. It has a colorful history, small lovely boutiques, coffee shops, second-hand shops and a large number of bars and restaurants.

Hear stories about the criminal history of the area and its notorious bars, see the interesting and historical buildings and sights of Kallio, take a look at one of the oldest public saunas of Helsinki and hear more about the Finnish sauna culture. Experience the area with a real Kallio local and see how people live in one of the most authentic districts of Helsinki!

About Maddalena - the Doer

Travel, wine and food are in my DNA.
I grew up between two cultures, my mother being Finnish and my father Italian, and from a very young age, I travelled a lot. My paternal grandparents were from the Italian Valpolicella wine region, and quality wine and food are close to my heart, so much so that I became a sommelier in 2014.
I live in Helsinki, my favourite city in the world, where I started my company, Vino Tours, specialising in offering authentic local experiences in Finland, Italy and the rest of Europe. I am an authorised Helsinki (and Porvoo) guide, and I offer guided walking tours and food tours in four different languages. In addition to the well-known sights, I make my customers fall in love with Helsinki by letting them in on some of the city’s best well-kept secrets and stories.


A good glass of wine and an open-minded and positive mind! :)




Die Food Tour mit Maddalena war der perfekte Start in unser Helsinki-Wochenende. Die ausgewählten Essen waren total lecker und sehr authentisch. Maddalena konnte uns auch viel über Helsinki erzählen, hatte viele Tipps parat und die Food Tour war eigentlich auch eine halbe Stadt- und Sightseeing-Tour, sodass wir am Ende satt und mit ganz viel Wissen die Tour beendet haben. Nicht zuletzt aufgrund Maddalenas sympathischer Art haben wir die Buchung nicht bereut!