Private Tour: A Stroll Around Milanese Historical Craft Shops

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10am or 3pm
  • Departure Details :
    Flexible meeting point in Milan city centre
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

There is more to do in Milan, than gaze at models with chiselled cheekbones, in well-tailored suits.
Explore ancient Milan, and experience the artistry and craftsmanship that is still alive and well today. Visit different workshops, get demonstrations and enjoy the creation of beautiful art.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure

Know More about this tour

It is true, Milan is the city of shopping. But be careful, there are various ways to do this. While we usually associate the word “shopping” with fashionable clothes, there is actually an authentic world that goes beyond well-known brands and shopping centers.

Tour different workshops and receive authentic demonstrations by artisans at work. A private guide takes you through the streets of Milan to experience artistic traditions and craftsmanship still very much alive today. Whether it is being restored or created new in the ancient style, it’s a historical speciality that is not to be missed. Artists, art lovers, and history buffs alike will love this tour.

We dedicate this amazing experience to those curious travellers aiming to find something special (it might be an object from an old craft shop or a local food delicacy) choosing to shop for quality in historic Milanese workshops.

Our English speaking professional local guide will take you for a stroll around these magical places, to introduce you to their owners, their stories and the perfumes that you can still breathe in these old and authentic shops, which have made and continue to make the stories of our city.

The artisans in Milan’s ancient and picturesque streets demonstrate textile restoration, woodcarving, book restoration, keeping their wonderful history alive for you to enjoy.

Inclusions

Local guide

Private tour

Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A maximum of 10 people per booking

Traveler Reviews

  • 28-Jan-2017

    We were looking for conversations with small crafters, learning about the history of their stores and crafts. What we got was a not-to-subtle push to buy from well established higher end shops. We wanted to talk with the shop owners. We got a guide who seemed more interested in having his own conversations than translating for us. Disappointing.

  • 26-Oct-2016

    I just wrote a review and it was not published. I'll try again! Viator tours are usually AWESOME. We've been to Spain and other parts of Italy and have wonderful guides. This tour was laughable. Infact, we 4 travelers all agreed it will be the highlight of our Milan tour because it was so funny/awful. Our guide was late. NO PROBLEM. We know that happens. But, we took off on foot and went to 4 places : a tobacco/pipe shop, a diamond shop, a wine shop and a leather shop. We don't smoke. We don't drink wine and we were not interested in diamonds but we went with a smile. They were merely STORES which we had passed in previous days! We did not buy anything which made us feel badly for the salespeople. YES, these shops were HISTORICAL, family run shops but as modern as the Milan environment would allow. Our guide knew these shops because he knew who to talk to. It was such a waste of our time and money. Maybe a different guide would have taken us someplace different but I doubt it. You too will probably just stay in the shopping area. Viator should take this off their offerings if it is what we experienced. We took another Viator tour while we were there in Milan and it was excellent. Just be careful of THIS tour!

  • 03-Jul-2016

    Roberto was very knowledgeable and friendly. He included lots of extra info about the area and #39;s history which was great.

  • 17-Mar-2016

    The tour was based on a relaxed walk around Milan and included visits to some small craft family run businesses which have survived over hundreds of years. I found this very interesting and enjoyed learning about their skills and how they have maintained their business within todays market place. The guide we had was very accommodating and included some additional visits along the way because we had shown a particular interest in something. We were introduced to a couple of eating places which proved useful, one was the roof top terrace which was part of a department store which we would have never considered, the views were very impressive. The tour lasted well over 3 hours and we did this on the first day of our trip which proved to be useful because it made us more aware of what Milan had to offer.