I have been working as a registered tourist guide since 2002 and I enjoy planning tours in Milan and the surroundings for a sophisticated and demanding clientele. I conceive and design private bespoken tours in Milan for small groups about art, architecture, design, fashion and food.
My motto is enjoy your life, enjoy Milano!
I am an art historian who took her degree at the Catholic University of Milan.
I do adore my profession because it gives me the chance of combing my passion for Milano, my strong interest in art and architecture and my love for foreign languages (English, German, Spanish) which I studied in U. K. , U. S. A. , Spain and Germany. I work as a personal shopper as well.
Strolling around the wide historical centre of Milan you can see the remains of the Roman Circus and at the same time you can make out the highest skyscraper of the Italian peninsula, or discover outstanding mansions, hidden courtyards and beyond them unexpected beautiful gardens.
Winding cobbled lanes lead you back to the medieval time and awake your phantasy to imagine how life looked like when Milan was a dukedom and the maestro Leonardo da Vinci would work at the court of the duke Ludovico il Moro….
This is the very city where one of its most famous citizens - the painter Caravaggio - started his career about 1584, where G. B. Tiepolo painted his masterpiece at Palazzo Clerici in the 18th century, here you find the very square where the fascism was born and where it was painted the Kiss whose name inspired the Perugina Bacio chocolate….
Finance, design, fashion, food, industries, classical music, unforgettable works of art, the widest collection of engravings of Europe, horse races, the most exceptional selection of fashion shops of Italy, the Monza formula one car race, four house museums, the canals in the Ticinese district, the third largest football stadium of Europe …. .
I'd like to guide you in Milano as a private guide to look more closely at the urban landscape because I would be pleased to share my curiosity and knowledge with you.
I'd like to remind you that all the private guided tours I have published on my page are a little part of what Milan actually offers and I will be glad to design a private tour according to your interests, your needs and the time you decide to spend in Milano. Each of my private guided tour is addressed both to adults and children, can be as long as you wish and can include the temporary art exhibitions and the events connected to the design and fashion weeks.
Moreover I have a good knowledge of the surroundings of my city and if you start your tour in Milan I could be your private guide in charming places like Como, Bellagio, Lugano, Monza, Bergamo, Pavia, Vigevano, in the winemaking hills of Franciacorta and Gavi, …. .
My private tours can include private transportation upon request which means I can provide a professional driver and a high quality vehicle registered for passenger transport.
The only thing you have to do is just to get in touch with me. A presto!
A Recent Review of this guide
Barbara was absolutely fantastic. She was so very informative on a vast amount of interests Shopping, the Arts and the history of her city were our main interests and she covered it all and more What a wonderful day she provided my husband and I You can't go wrong!!! She was a jewel
Registered Tourist Guide in Milan, Monza and Brianza
Registered Tour Manager
Degree in History of Art
I am not a driver but I am can arrange transportation upon request.