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 Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can pick you up at your hotel if it is in the historical centre otherwise in Piazza Ventiquattro Maggio 8, in front of the hotel The Yard.
The tram number 3 stops very close.
End location: Tortona District.
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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It was very pleasant to walk with Barbara and discover how an industrial area has been transformed to house the arts & fashion industries Milan. Hidden gardens,contemporary buildings,design statements,fashion icons were part of the new way to discover the Milan of the Milanese.Barbara's knowledge of the city and its history,her fluency in Spanish and English and a relaxed attitude was also valued. A suggestion would be to incorporate some more time in the canals, and some more buildings along the way.