Milan. Boccaccio-Pagano walking tour (2h)
From: 200 €
During this short walking private tour you will discover some of the most important Art Nouveau buildings in Milan, those located in the Boccaccio-Pagano area. This tour is exclusive because you will visit the interior of buildings which are not open to the general public.
Some of the highlights of this private tour are the two Casa Donzelli, Casa Apostolo, Casa Cavalli Agustoni and Villa Faccanoni Romeo.
The tour will be guided by a dedicated local expert with special interest and knowledge in Liberty Style who will show you this district, a hidden gem of Art Nouveau. We have built this short-private tour that will help you one of the world cities with more and better kept Art Nouveau buildings.
In just two hours you’ll get a taste of what makes Milan a hidden gem for Art Nouveau lovers. The capital of Italian fashion and design, is one of the largest cities of Italy and its most important economical center.
During the tour you will appreciate that the city welcomed the new style launched by the First International Exposition of Modern Decorative Arts that opened in Turin the 10th of May of 1902. Four years later Milan had its own International Exposition and some construction took place in the city.
Your personal guide deep understanding of architecture and history makes his tour guidance unique and priceless.
Duration: 2 hours.
Departure time: 9.00am or 10.00am. If you are interested in another starting time please Contact Us.
1 – 4 PAX = 200€
5 – 7 PAX = 225€
8 – 12 PAX = 250€
+12 PAX – If your group is larger, please Contact Us for a quotation
To book this tour start by selecting the group size and the date of your tour on the calendar available in this page.
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We present an exclusive 2-hour Private walking tour in Milan’s Boccaccio-Pagano area, a quarter that holds a very important place within the history of Art Nouveau in Europe.
You will discover some of the most stunning examples of Stile Floreale, among which Casa Donzelli in Via Gioberti and Casa Apostolo, both designed by Ulisse Stacchini, who later became the architect of the famous Stazione Centrale, Milan’s main train station.
Other remarkable Liberty style buildings in the area are Casa Donzelli in Via Tasso, with frescoed figures on the façade, Casa Cavalli Agustoni, with beautiful bas-reliefs of female figures, and Casa Carugati Felisari, a refined building inspired by the Viennese Secession style.
Last but not least, the beautiful Villa Faccanoni Romeo (now Clinica Columbus), designed by Giuseppe Sommaruga, the most important Art Nouveau architect of Milan. You will see its ornate gate and facades – with the famous women’s statues removed from Palazzo Castiglioni after they caused an outcry because of their sexy appearance – and most probably visit its garden and former dining room with the original decorations.
If there is some time left, you may also enjoy the Farmacia Santa Teresa, a historic pharmacy which has retained the original Liberty style furniture.
If you have more time we recommend you to book longer private tours to have a more in-depth visit. CLICK HERE to get to know the itinerary of the half day and private tours.
Duration: 2 hours.
Group size: Up to 12 people.
Pickup & Drop off
Flexible locations. Details will be given when the tour is booked.
Food and drinks. We can suggest you some places to have lunch or dinner after the tour and leave you there.
- Pay deposit now. If possible, by direct bank transfer. If you prefer by PayPal or credit card, these payment methods are also available
- Pay the rest in cash to our guide on the day of the tour
You can also pay all this private tour in advance, by direct bank transfer, not by PayPal or credit card. If this is your choice please email Us.
About Liberty in Italy
At the turn of the Century, Art Nouveau, known as Liberty Stile or Floreale Stile in Italy, answered the drive for modernity and internationalism while not excluding the knowledge based on local, and sometimes ancient, traditions of craftsmanship.
Art Nouveau was very popular in cities like Milan, Turin, Palermo or Napoli, and also in the countryside. The affluent built exclusive art nouveau villas on the shores of lakes, chalets in the Alps and also funeral monuments. Our tours in Milan and Turin include a visit to the city cemetery.
In the years 1900, Milanese industry leaders had their weekend near lake Como or lake Maggiore which explains also the use of Art Nouveau in towns like Verbania, Stresa or Bellagio or the Campo dei Fiori near Varese. We can make tailored made tours to these areas. Contact us for more information.
Our tours are not just about sightseeing, they are a unique experience of meeting, learning, discovering and understanding different cultures and returning back home richer than when the journey started. We will show you only Art Nouveau buildings unless you have other requests.
To see our exclusive private tours with licensed guides specialized in Art Nouveau in Italy Click HERE. Nowadays we offer experiences in Turin and Milan, the best places for Liberty Style, but in the future we may add more destinations.
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