There are places in Milan where time seems to have stopped.
Shops and workshops full of objects that are unique of their kind, at times more similar to art galleries which often display their treasures on shelves on the original store furnishings, witnesses of distant times and traditions. The Milanese shops with a history. Fascinating and unique, they take us back to the past of Old Milan and preserve the history of passionate craftsmanship, often handed down for centuries in the same family and still done today with unchanged love.
It is not only a tour, but a unique experience, straddling the past, the present and the future, in a unique and refined way, going through the oldest streets in the city which, despite the passing of time, have preserved these gems, memories of the craft tradition of a city which, looking to the future, does not want to lose the best of its history and its past of craftsmanship. Accompanied by guides who are experts in the history of Milan, to discover anecdotes linked to the oldest streets and to the monuments that are met along the way, the tour arrives in front of unique shop signs, which like gateways lead to other worlds and other ages, witnesses of the presence of fine Italian craftsmanship the bygone centuries as well.
Not only discovering the places, but experiencing them
Crossing the threshold, you enter another world, far from the city in its contemporary dress; with eyes wide open in wonder, you see the history of arts and crafts that have led to the creation of unique products of excellence: rare watches, cuckoo clocks and music boxes, pipes and old Nativity scenes, sweets and treats, furs and fine fabrics and much more.
The milanese owners of the shops with a history and master craftsmen do not only tell a story but involve the participants in a demonstration of creating these products, revealing the secrets of ancient crafts and conveying the passion that has been handed down from one generation to the next, letting participants not only discover the history of craftsmanship but see at first hand the traditions of arts and crafts.