Your local guide will introduce you to the artisans who preserve the world-famous Italian tradition of top-class craftsmanship.
Tour highlights include:
Have an energy boost with an espresso at Cucchi, a family-run business for three generations and the quintessential Milanese cafè and patisserie. Ask the waiter, elegantly dressed in black, which is the croissant of the day, and treat yourself in this heaven of self indulgence.
Visit the elegant workshop of jewelry designer Daniela De Marchi, at the heart of the traditional goldsmith neighbourhood of Milan. You’ll discover the secrets of ancient lost-wax casting techinique, and be enchanted by Daniela’s use of colour and texture to create a modern vintage-inspired style.
Established in 1905, Al Pascià is a temple of Italian style and craftsmanship: hand-crafted pipes for sheer connoisseurs line up together with fine quality leather goods, from tobacco pouches to bags and suitcases.
Discover Spazio Milani, synonymous with the sartorial for generations of Milanese. A fashion atelier whose house speciality is key Fifties and Sixties design and stylistic aesthetic, harmoniously blended with contemporary codes.
Discover Ottica Veneta, in Via Torino number 57. At the first floor of a XIXth century ancient building, you’ll enter a cabinet of curiosities dedicated to the world of eye-glasses. It is both a museum – with one of the largest collections of ancient, modern and vintage eye and sun glasses frames – and a shop, where fashion editors and designers come to find inspiration.
OPTIONAL – Enjoy a lavish aperitivo at Quack: serve yourself from a large round table bursting with duck deli – from salami to ham to speck – and with a wide range of pecorino cheese, flavoured breads and confits. Choose your favourite wine to accompany this bountiful of traditional northern Italian food, and … cheers!