The keys to discovering the Tortona District.
The Naviglio Grande dates back to the XII century. The towpath is lined by the fishermen's old houses today used by sculptors and artists for their studios or by antique dealers and craft workshops.
Close by you find one of the most lively and interesting part of Milan: the Tortona District which has become a reference centre for fashion and design. This area was once on the outskirts and abounded in factories of all sort later transformed into leading business centres in the field of creativity and art direction, hosting, organizing and promoting crowd-pulling shows and events.
In April the top designers all come here for the Fuori Salone del Mobile (Furniture show). You find several photographer studios, Armani has his Theatre and the Silos, the best architects of the world have set their creativity free and have designed hotels, museums, fashion show-rooms.
PLEASE NOTE: part of this tour is available every day, the other part depends on the opening time of each building. Write to me before booking it.
The Canal District.
The Tortona District.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel
End Point Options: Hotel
Duration: 4 hours
It's a walking tour, if the meeting point is at your hotel though, a taxi or private car may be required and in this second case I can provide a professional driver and a high quality vehicle registered for passenger transport to be booked in advance.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 Euro - Aperitivo/coffe/tea or snacks.
I am not a driver but I am can arrange transportation upon request.
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Barbara is a very knowledgeable tour guide, used locally by the best Tour companies and speaks fluent English. Her flexibility on the tour provided a very customized tour for us based on our personal interests. Her extensive history and art knowledge made a very enriching time with her. Professional, courteous and prompt! Very resourceful and was able to help me find a special gift for a friend - translated my needs to shop owner who didn't speak much English. Great experience!