Not just about fashion design but the cheeky Milano style as well, this tour takes you past the most outrageous shop windows you’ll... more » ever see, filled with designs you won’t find anywhere but here and on the catwalks. They’ll make you look twice, and that’s just what they are intended to be – attention grabbers.
The same is true of the equally eye-catching exteriors of homes in Milan’s Art Nouveau neighborhood – called Style Liberty here – when the rising merchants and middle class adopted the new look to show not just their wealth, but their independence from the styles set by the established nobility and upper classes. Look inside the palazzo where two 19th-century brothers displayed their collections of 16th-century Italian design and taste, at the Palazzo Bagatti Valsecchi.
Outside the rarified atmosphere and absurd price tags of the Quadrilatero dellaModa, AKA Quadrilatero d'Oro (golden rectangle), finish the tour with a bit of shopping in the real world along Milan’s most fashionable shopping streets. This tour isn’t just for women; the fashion house showrooms and windows display outrageous new designs in menswear, too, as well as jewelry and home décor. less «