Milan. Center and Porta Venezia full day walk (7h)
This 7-hour walking private tour focuses on one of the most interesting Art Nouveau district of Milano: Porta Venezia and the surrounding area.
You will have the occasion of seeing how Milan had expanded during the early 20th century and how “Liberty” (the Italian name for Art Nouveau) had become the architectural style of an emerging and active class.
We will stroll along the fascinating streets of Porta Venezia and visit also some neighbourhoods out of the beaten paths, mostly lived by locals. It will be also a good place to relax a moment for a coffee!
You will be leaded in this private city tour by a local, professional tour guide, expert in history of art.
Milan, the capital of Italian fashion and design, is one of the largest cities of Italy and its most important economical center. If you love art nouveau and want to discover the Hidden Milano (how some people call the Liberty Milano) we recommend you to discover all that the city has to offer with this exclusive tour.
Price (7-hour tour – incl. 1 free hour for lunch): 460€
If your group size is more 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.
The 7 hour walking private tour will start at the City Center and and then head to the Porta Venezia district, where you will spend most of the time of the tour. This is the area with the highest concentration of buildings in Liberty, Italian Art Nouveau style.
You will meet your guide in piazza San Babila, a busy and modern area, and after a few minutes you will reach the beautiful Casa Campanini and other very interesting buildings designed by Alfredo Campanini.
From there we will easily reach the so-called “district of silence”, with its luxury Art Nouveau buildings and, most of all, the eerie Casa Berri Meregalli, one of the latest Art Nouveau masterpieces in Milan.
Then we will take some time to enjoy the elegant Palazzo Castiglioni, the earliest example of Liberty in Milano and visit its colourful staircase and refined decorations.
Because Palazzo Castiglioni is now the headquarters of a trade union and there are offices, it will be possible to visit it only on working days.
Let’s then stroll in the most local areas of this tour: the streets via Pisacane, via Castelmorrone and via Stoppani, less famous, but that offer a really complete catalogue of architecture from the 1900s and 1910s. Over there, we will also have a break and stop for a coffee in a nice and traditional cafe not crowded by tourists.
To end the 7-hour tour we will visit the most famous Art Nouveau street of Milan, via Malpighi, and its well-known Casa Galimberti, Casa Guazzoni and the former Cinema Dumont, now a public library.
You will have an hour of free time for you and your group to have lunch. Your guide will recommend you some places for the meal, one of them inside a beautiful Art Nouveau building, others in other places
The last two hours of the tour visiting the art nouveau buildings around Corso Buenos Aires, Piazza Argentina and Piazza Caiazzo areas.
Duration: 7 hours.
Group size: Up to 10 people but we recommend smaller groups.
Pickup & Drop Off
The tour will start in piazza San Babila, in front of the Lego store (corner corso Monforte).
The tour will end in via Malpighi.
Things to Bring
Pending cost of the private tour price in cash (not credit card) if you don’t pay in full when booking.
Bring confortable shoes as the tour requires walking.
Our specialised art nouveau guide can guide you in English, French and Italian. Please select the language of your choice in the scroll below the calendar.
A professional fully licensed guide is the main active of the tour and will accompany you during all the tour.
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 hotels and restaurants to visitors who book with us.
Food and drinks.
Airport transfer is available (extra fee).
To book this tour start by selecting the group size and the date of your tour on the calendar available in this page. 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 them. 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.
We did the 7hour private tour and discovered milan. The tour surpassed our expectations and our experience was delighting.
César, Buenos Aires
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