Milan. Porta Venezia walking tour (2h)
During this short 2-hour walking private tour you will discover some of the most important Art Nouveau buildings in Milan, those located in the Porta Venezia district. This tour is exclusive because you will visit the interior of buildings which are not open to the public.
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.
Price: 190€. If your group is larger than 10 people, please Contact Us
Tell us your group size and choose the Date and Time of your Art Nouveau experience. Reserve early to guarantee availability.
We present an exclusive 2-hour Private walking tour in Milan’s Porta Venezia area, a quarter that holds a very important place within the history of Art Nouveau in Europe.
This district is famous for its many Stile Liberty buildings with exuberant decorations inspired by the forms of nature, such as plants, flowers, animals and human figures, and a variety of traditional and innovative materials: wrought iron, stone, brick, cement, wood and ceramic tile. On special days you will have the privilege of discovering the interior of two of the most stunning of these buildings: Palazzo Castiglioni and Casa Guazzoni.
Palazzo Castiglioni is a work of Giuseppe Sommaruga, the most popular Art Nouveau architect of Milan. From Monday to Saturday you will be able to admire the interior and have an in-depth visit to the palace. As the palace was built for a wealthy local businessman who wanted the building to reflect his status, its interiors are richly decorated in Liberty style.
On weekends you will see the inside of the wonderful Casa Guazzoni because the tour guide doing this tour on these days in an expert architectural historian who lives there and saw its restoration first hand. You will certainly admire the hall of the building and the exceptional staircase and paintings displayed there.
In the nearby via Malpighi you will see Casa Galimberti and Cinema Dumont, an impressive building that nowadays hosts a local library. In the enlarged District Porta Venezia our guide will show you more interesting spots related to Art Nouveau.
If there is some time left, during the same 2-hour tour, you may also enjoy Casa Campanini, located near the City Center of Milan.
If you love Art Nouveau and only have two hours to dedicate to discover this Art movement, we strongly recommend this exclusive tour. There are several hundreds of Art Nouveau buildings in Milano and during this tour you will discover only some of the nicest ones, visiting the interior of several of them.
If you have more time we recommend you to book one of the two 4-hour private tours that we offer you. They are more extensive and allow you to have a more in-depth visit. CLICK HERE to get to know the itinerary of these half day private tours.
Duration: 2 hours.
Group size: Up to 10 people but we recommend smaller groups.
Pickup & Drop off
This 2-hour private tour will start at Palazzo Castiglioni and end in front of Casa Guazzoni.
We can suggest you some places to have lunch or dinner after the tour and leave you there.
Our specialised Art Nouveau guide can guide you in English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and French. Please select the language of your choice in the scroll below the calendar.
Things to bring
Pending cost of the private tour price in cash (not credit card).
Bring confortable shoes as the tour requires some walking.
A professional fully licensed guide is the main active of the private tour and will accompany you during the 2 hours.
All days except Sunday you will visit the inside of Palazzo Castiglioni. The days that a congress takes place in the building our visit will be shorter. During weekends you will go inside Casa Guazzoni, and maybe other days too.
The access to Casa Guazzoni interior is included. Palazzo Castiglioni is closed Saturday afternoon and Sunday.The days that a congress takes place in the building our visit will be shorter. The access to other buildings will depend on the day.
During the tour we will recommend cafés, restaurants and hotels to fully enjoy your Art Nouveau stay in Milan. We may offer special rates to visitors who book with us.
Food and drinks.
In the event that you have difficulties while booking (not availability for your desired date/time,…) or that you have any additional query please tell us right now visiting the CONTACT section or clicking HERE.
Other Milan private tours
In Milan, capital of Lombardy, we have three other private tours which focus in different areas of the city, with different approaches and duration. To know more about this alternative tour CLICK HERE. During your stay at the the world’s capital of fashion get inspired by Liberty Style, Italy’s Art Nouveau.
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.
If you love Art Nouveau and stay in Turin it is really worth spending a day in Turin, the City of Magic. You can use the speed train or the car to enjoy the half or full day exclusive private tours that we have prepared in the. Click HERE to get information about the three unique private tours that you have available in Milan. You will probably sleep in your trip back, or maybe not because you will feel excited after a wonderful day in Milan.
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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