On the workshop trail: history and knowhow in the centre of Milan

Walking through Milan city centre, our attention is usually caught by people, trams, monuments, smells and fragrances. But more careful observation brings to places with signs bearing the names of local families, that continue, one generation after the next, to make this city’s trade unique. These workshops opened at least 50 years ago and in some they still make articles by hand that are today mainly industrially produced. Some hide mosaics and ancient counters, other have found their home in noble palazzos and monuments already in existence in the 1800s. This is a stroll through the heart of Milan, discovering and getting to know places and people who with their story and passion make this city an extraordinary place even today.


Approved by Cologni Foundation for the Métiers d’Art

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by Laura Valleri

A guide for Milan, Monza and Brianza, she works with associations and companies that specialise in tours, exhibitions and walks. She is also a teaching operator


Photo by Emanuela Colombo, Beatrice Costa, Elisabetta Gavazzi, Elena Artoni, Rossano Valeri

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