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  • Location:Milan, Italy
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Milan Fashion Walking Tour: Quadrilatero della Moda

Explore Milan’s Quadrilatero della Moda, the glitzy but casual neighborhood that’s home to the world’s leading fashion designers — from Gucci to Versace to Armani — on this guided 3-hour tour. Let a fashion-loving local guide introduce the quadrangle’s best bits while gawking at the insanely arty window displays and learning about Milan’s fashion history.


  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Milan Fashion Walking Tour: Quadrilatero della Moda

Visit Via Montenapoleone

Meet your guide near Montenapoleone Station in the center of town, and then set off on your 3-hour walking tour of Quadrilatero della Moda: Milan’s famous fashion district, where residents strut the street with enough sprezzatura to make a Renaissance courtier drop to their knees. Pass its big-name boutiques and learn about the oh-so-glamorous area of the city from your guide, a real insider to the area.

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent...I would definitely recommend for visiting the Fashion District of Milan! Tour Guide was excellent!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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 .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Really enjoyed this tour. Very small group and lots of attention.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

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.

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

Manuela (the guide) was very friendly and introduce ourselves easily in Milano fashion quarters. Great tour! Thanks!

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