Introducing Milan

 
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Example Cultural Experiences

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CITY TOUR

Discover Milan with a skilled professional guide, who will help you uncover secrets about the history of the city. The tour will include key sites, such as the Archaeological Area, the Cathedral and the Terraces, a walk in the City Centre with its beautiful glass-roofed arcade of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II - one of the first shopping malls in Europe -, the neoclassical facade of La Scala Theatre and a visit Piazza dei Mercanti, heart of the medieval city.

The tour will be given by an art historian from a local university, providing students the opportunity to really dive into this vast collection. The guide will carefully select key works—a mixture of masterpieces and unknown treasures—to craft a narrative of kings, emperors, and the accomplished artists who served them.

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THE LAST SUPPER

the Dominican convent adjoining the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie houses one of the most important masterpieces in the world: the “Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci.  This fresco has been painted from the 1494 and the 1498, during the dukedom of Ludovico Il Moro, and to do that Leonardo substituted the usual method of the fresco with a new technique called “a secco” (on a dry wall) to paint the Last Supper on the wall of the convent’s refectory.

After the last restoration extensive measures have been inserted to protect the fresco. To keep the Last Supper painting at the room temperature, a maximum of 25 people can enter the refectory every 15 minutes.

With only 25 people allowed in at a time, tickets to see The Last Supper are always in high demand. But with our tour, you won't miss out on one of Italy's most visited works of art.

Example Site Visits

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MUSEO ENZO FERRARI

The Museo Enzo Ferrari delivers a unique and enthralling museum experience that takes visitors back to the roots of the world’s most famous marque. Topped by a striking yellow car bonnet-inspired roof that stands out against the Modena skyline, the Museo not only tells the story of Ferrari’s founding father but also showcases some of the most beautiful cars ever built.

Lasting about an hour and thirty minutes, the Maserati Tour is an exclusive factory tour, including a welcome reception and historical introduction in the recently renovated showrooms prior to a guided walk around the assembly line. Afterwards there is the opportunity to view the cars and browse through the Maserati store

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GIORGIO PRIVATE MUSEUM 

Armani / Silos is a fashion Art Museum, dedicated to the Armani style. At the Armani/Silos, Giorgio Armani shows us a glimpse of his world: the dream of a measured, timeless aesthetic approach which has changed not only our way of dressing, but also and above all our way of thinking.

Built in 1950 for storing cereals (hence the name Silos), today this ample 4,500 square-metre space spread over four floors houses a unique selection of the fashion designer’s creations, divided into themes that tell the story behind their aesthetics and their history.

The students will enjoy an hour long guided tour, during which they will explore the exhibition and be given an overview of the themes that have inspired and continue to inspire Giorgio Armani’s creative work.

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BONAVERI MANNEQUIN MUSEUM

In the world of mannequin makers, Bonaveri is among a handful of companies whose brands are as recognizable as the fashion designers they work with.

Established in 1960, Bonaveri is one of the oldest and most successful mannequin companies in the world, counting almost all high end brands, such as Roberto Cavalli and Giorgio Armani, through to high street names like Max Mara, Zara and Loewe, as key clients.

During a tour of the Bonaveri factory, you will see a variety of workshops to demonstrate the full production process behind the making of a mannequin – from using the most sophisticated body digital scanning techniques to sculptors handling clay, plaster and resins to complete the final mannequin. In the search for the soul of the mannequin, there is a biunique creative process aimed at achieving both tasteful and poetic standards of expression.

Click here to watch an introduction the factory.