Cultural Walks in Milan
Fashion, art, architecture, food and photography are Milan’s gift to the distinguishing traveller. Our signature walks capture the sould of Milan.
"Andrea did a wonderful job designing an itinerary to suit three generations of diverse interests, and was flexible and responsive to last minute changes and requests. He showed us many hidden treasures of this beautiful region that would have missed we're it not for him."
- Heather on her journey in Italy
A possible, beautiful itinerary for you
Stand in the Porta Nuova, at the heart of Milan’s financial district. The buildings thereabout are works of architectural brilliance and bravado, that manage to mix the modern with the neoclassical gate that gives the place its namesake. It is financial, yes, but finance in Milan is as chic as fashion somewhere else. Incubatore per l’arte, a short walk from where you stand, shows the disposition that Milan has for the fine arts. Wilder expressions you sometimes have to take to the streets, and a graffiti expert can let you into the secrets of this democratic artform. Capturing the nuances of the city requires photographic expertise. Walk and snap! Shoot as the Milanese do. It’s all about correct exposure and visualisation. Time to join the sensorial experiences, we know of a private collector that pairs his masterpieces with his table.
A glittering city, even a walk down the street feels like a runway. The crede is self-expression, so let’s work on that Sprezzatura. A Maserati for a day of shopping is the cherry on the cake. What is the cake? Access to the factories of the most renowned fashion brands in Milan. This is a secret usually kept for the “signore bene”, and the Milanese are zealous of their secrets. Your new attire might need some classical touches, a subtle dialogue with bygone days of glamour and artistry. The Brera, the Navigli and Porta Venezia give a lovely vintage accent to a city that sometimes leans too keenly on the side of the modern. Dressed to impress, you meet with the fashion intelligenza who, as is in Milan, walk you to up-and-coming studios and fashionable venues where you meet the who’s-whos of the fashion world. Make friends and then join them for an evening of mixology and bar hopping. Read more
The trick for a day? Start with a good shave. Nothing surpasses the craftsmanship of Milanese barbers, you have elevated that at-times nagging routine to an art. Then off for a shopping spell to refine your attire. Get a new pair of monogrammed cufflinks and have a professional perfumer design a bespoke scent that matches your skin perfectly. Join other gents for some of Milan’s most secretive speakeasies and light some fine cigars. When you meet your partner in the evening in La Strada, you will be the embodiment of class and style, as a gentleman should.
The Milaneses' Milan
Somethings change, others are forgotten, and not always for the better. Join mature, well-to-do citizens of Milan for a walk of the city that keeps all the memories of older days, both the sweet and the bitter. We can work hard to show you the secrets that the city hiddes, but for those hidden in time, you will need a guide who’s been there, done that.