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Discover the inner, charmed world of Milan’s dazzling fashion district on this small-group, scheduled walk in the company of a friendly, local guide. This tour lets you in on the secrets and stories behind four of the most famous fashion streets in the world, lined with the top-name luxury boutiques. Soak up the glamour, gossip and history of the eye-watering designer window displays framed by impressive buildings that line the Golden Quadrilatero della Moda and end on a chilled note in a top location. The alternative fashion tour that combines culture, fashion and fun.
Your guide will meet you outside the impressive Palazzo Morando, right in the heart of Milan’s famous Quadrilatero della Moda. Once the home of Countess Lydia Morando Bolognini, who bequeathed it to the city council in 1945, it is now the civic Costume and Portrait Museum. The stately mansion has been maintained in the style of a private 18th-century aristocratic dwelling and houses a delightful collection of period costumes and paintings of historical Milan.
In an hour you are back on the streets which exude that unique blend of style and understated elegance so typical of Milan. As we window-shop our way around the top names in designer heaven and get a tantalizing glimpse of the following season’s collections, your fashion-loving guide will reveal what life was like here before this small patch of the city became the most sought-after location for the leading ateliers, making Milan the undisputed style capital of Italy. Beautifully austere neo-classical façades closely guard the lives of Milan’s haute-bourgeoisie and aristocracy, who decided to build their homes here on the grounds of mediaeval convents with sheltered cloisters. It’s hard to imagine a more charming place dedicated to luxury than the cobbled street of Via della Spiga or a more dazzling display of windows than Via Montenapoleone.
It’s then time to sample that other great Milanese invention, the ritual evening aperitivo, at one of the city’s most exclusive locations. As early evening approaches your guide will whisk you to a rooftop lounge which will provide a signature cocktail and some light refreshments. You can also find out all the insider tips on the best places to spend the rest of your evening. Or you can spend as long as you like simply enjoying the breathtaking view of the sunset over the city. Definitely more than just fashion!
Starting from: Milan, Italy
Duration: 3 hours
Price € 65,00
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