- 3-hour walking tour of Quadrilatero della Moda, Milan’s fashion quadrangle
- Learn about the history of fashion in Milan from an expert local guide
- Visit Via Montenapoleone, hearing about prestigious designers like Gucci and Versace
- Discover palatial architecture and leading fashion houses at Via della Spiga and Via Gesù
- Finish with a visit to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the bustling arcade at Piazza della Scala
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
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What You Can Expect
As you'll learn from the guide when parading the lanes among the big-name boutiques, the Quadrilatero della Moda has been a long-sought-after area for the affluent Milanese. Notice how the streets are flanked by elegant mansions and palatial-looking architecture that dates back to the 17th century. When Milan became a major textile producer nearly two centuries later, the city caught the eye of Europe’s fashionistas and the wealthy fashion houses decided to lay down their roots in Milan’s ritziest neighborhood.
Let your guide take you down pedestrianized Via della Spiga, seeing well-heeled locals shopping for Italian designers like Armani, Bulgari, Sergio Rossi, Prada and Dolce & Gabbana, and then stop for photos by an ornate neo-Renaissance palace on Via Gesù. Look out for the glossy-fronted shops of French designers Chanel and Hermès on Via Sant’Andrea, and then take a turn onto Via Montenapoleone, the legendary street of Milan’s fashion quadrangle. In fact, don't skip the shop front displays, a true art form, and worth coming to the area for in and of themselves.
Take note of the beautiful people on Via Montenapoleone, where the height of Milan's fashionistas go to shop ‘til they drop. Admire the luxurious façades of swanky stores selling Gucci, Versace and Louis Vuitton and learn about the prestigious designers from your guide.
Amble down Via Manzoni, seeing the Grand Hotel of Milan nestled between impressive palazzi and chic boutiques, and then finish your tour with a stroll through Piazza della Scala, home to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.
Excellent...I would definitely recommend for visiting the Fashion District of Milan! Tour Guide was excellent!!
Excellent guide well spoken , sweet, and very accommodating . She gave us a great background and even recommended a place for lunch and dinner. She was excellent and very nice to the entire group . Would recommend this tour to all . A great way to get to know the fashion world and the shooing streets .
Really enjoyed this tour. Very small group and lots of attention.
This was superb. There were only six of us and the guide, Manuela, was delightful - friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We learnt lots about the various fashion houses and picked up some style tips!
This was amazing our tour guide taught us stuff about fashion we never even imagined. We really enjoyed ourselves still can't afford any of these designers but it is fun to understand the way it all works.
Manuela (the guide) was very friendly and introduce ourselves easily in Milano fashion quarters. Great tour! Thanks!