Nat Geo Day Tour: Handmade in Milan
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Nat Geo Day Tour: Handmade in Milan

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Duration: 4 hours
Do this because
  • Learn the secrets of Milan's unique Isola district, where age-old crafts flourish alongside futuristic architecture
  • Visit some of the most influential 'botteghe artigiane' and explore some of the city's oldest and most intriguing artisan workshops, usually closed to the public while learning from the artisans themselves about their passion for jewelry, fashion, musical instruments and furniture restoration
  • Explore the interplay between tradition and modernity, witnessing how concepts like sustainability, reusing materials, working ethically, and social inclusion are embraced in the work of these artisans
  • Appreciate the diverse blend of architectural styles that defines Isola as a neighborhood and delve deeper into the traditional Milanese "casa di ringhiera" and its "casa e bottega" concept, which combines living space with a workshop.
  • Enjoy a typical Milanese lunch at a local trattoria
What to expect

Weave through the heart of Milan's Isola district to discover the city's artisanal heritage through a story about inclusion, sustainability and tradition. This exclusive tour opens the doors to some of the most influential 'botteghe artigiane' - craft workshops, where the fusion of tradition and modernity takes center stage. Your National Geographic-trained guide will reveal the history and evolution of the Isola district, transporting you into the world of Italian craft making, where reverence for materials, people, and sustainability prevails.

Start your tour with a burst of color and passion at KeChic fashion atelier. Valeria and Cheikh will share the heritage and artistry behind their handmade garments, designing each creation with a genuine love for their work.

The reverence for traditional skills continues at Bertucci Romani bookbinders shop. Discover the lab above the shop, normally closed to the public, where you will watch the process of bookbinding and witness the creativity of the owners in realizing cards, posters and building boxes for all occasions and events.

Continue your tour to the family-run Laboratorio Cagliani, where you'll witness the intricate process of breathing new life into timeless pieces of furniture. Specializing in restoration using the same skills as when the original piece was crafted, the Cagliani workshop upholds the spirit of the past.

The last stop is Uroburo atelier. A jewelry shop, a gold laboratory and a social cooperative: they promote environmental sustainability by using fair trade raw materials and social inclusion by employing people with mental illnesses and allowing them to learn a job.

Your tour will end with a delightful typical Milanese lunch at a local trattoria in the Isola district.

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Where

Piazzale Carlo Archinto, 20159 Milano MI, Italy

Meeting point:
At the corner between Piazzale Archinto and via Carmagnola, near the benches in front of the Pizzeria.
What to remember

Not suitable for:

  • wheelchair users and people who struggle to walk distances

Know in advance:

  • there are two toilets at Angolo Milano Trattoria. Each lab/shop has a toilet if needed
  • activity level is moderate
  • distance in kilometers is 2.6km and approx 30 min. walking
  • your lunch will be served at Angolo Milano Trattoria
  • this tour can host a min. of 1 and a max. of 10 people

Remember to bring:

  • comfortable shoes
  • hat
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Provider
Musement
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

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