Milan is a city of great charm and unexpected aesthetic interest and these promenades are designed to prove it to you! Slip on your walking shoes and curiosity specs and get ready to discover a multitude of architectural perspectives within some of the city’s most interesting residential areas.
1. NAPOLEON, THE VIRGIN AND THE DIVA
An architectural stroll through the streets of Milan from our “Lady of Passion” near the old Conservatory of Music to the sophisticated grandeur of Piazza Eleonora Duse. From sacred to profane, from Renaissance perspective to Modernist elegance we shall encounter many eclectic examples of Milanese architecture and beauty.
2. FROM RENAISSANCE CUPOLAS TO GLASS TOWERS
The area west of the Last Supper is characterized by “Neo Renaissance” echoes and subtle historical homages adorning the facades of elegant bourgeois residences. Yet, the spirit of Art Nouveau will prevail as floral motifs, mosaic inserts and wrought iron decoration play hide and seek among windows and cornices. Slip on your walking shoes and step into a maze of 19th century streets, doorways and interesting architectural creations that are far from the main tourist tracks.
3. FROM RENAISSANCE CUPOLAS TO GLASS TOWERS
A promenade through the Buonarroti area of Milan where the generosity of Giuseppe Verdi and the vestiges of an old Belle Époque hood now merge with the contemporary flare of three iconic glass towers. Take a stroll with us through “City Life” and gaze at the work of star architects Zaha Hadid, Arata Isozaki and Daniel Libeskind. Allow your nostalgia for old treasures to flow smoothly into an ode of the rising city!
4. ST. AMBROSE AND THE SECRETS OF VIA CAPPUCCIO
The Church of St. Ambrose is one of the most sublime examples of the Lombard Romanesque and its solemn portico so spiritual that it stimulates a state of peaceful meditation in people of all religions. This will be the starting point for a walk which will take us down the narrow and picturesque streets of Via Cappuccio and Via Lanzone, on a journey which will touch upon many historical epochs from the Ancient Roman Empire to the Belle Epoque.
5. Night walk with me (coming soon)
This is an invitation to soak in the night air, the dark velvet mantle of the city, the atmospheric lights and the shadowy profiles of the buildings.
Whether it is the quiet “old world” residential neighborhoods or the bustling city centre this tour will offer a different perspective on the Italian metropolis.
An architectural walk with a twist , a meandering night time escapade for the poet in you.
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