Milan Architecture Tours: Walking Guide

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Milan Architecture Tours

Lombardy Architecture Guides – Exclusive Northern Italy Building Tour tailor made for Groups

page updated 23 Feb 2019

Milan Walking Tours

Contact e-architect for your walking guide in Lombardy: isabelle(at)

Milan Architecture Tour: Exclusive Guided Walks

Our Milan guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking, we do not allow for bookings to be joined. Our guided tours in Lombardy are all exclusive to each client.

Please contact Isabelle at e-architect if you are considering an office trip, a conference, or university trip in Northern Italy.

Recent important new Milan building – Fondazione Prada in Milan by Dutch Architects OMA:
Fondazione Prada Milan building
photo © Bas Princen

Milan Architecture – Introduction

Milan is the main city in the north of Italy. There is a wealth of contemporary architecture in the city, from the New Trade Fair to the University Luigi Bocconi.

Historic architecture includes the Santa Maria delle Grazie, decorated with Leonardo da Vinci paintings, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

New Trade Fair Milan building design by Massimiliano e Doriana Fuksas Architects
New Trade Fair Milan building
photo © Archivio Fuksas

The University Luigi Bocconi by Grafton Architects was the Mies van der Rohe Awards 2009 Finalist. The New Trade Fair at Rho-Pero by Massimiliano e Doriana Fuksas Architects is outside the city centre but well worth a visit on our Milan Architecture Tours.

Gucci Milan Building by Piuarch:
Gucci Milan Building
photograph : Andrea Martiradonna

Another key contemporary Milan building, completed end of 2016 – Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli in Milan by Swiss Architects Herzog & de Meuron:
Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Milan architecture
photo : Mario Carrieri

Key architects with buildings in the city include Arata Isozaki, Andrea Maffei Associates, Ian Ritchie Architects, Massimiliano Fuksas, Cesar Pelli, Aldo Rossi, Studio Nicoletti Associati, Erick van Egeraat, OBR Open Building Research, Park Associati and Barreca & La Varra, Architects.

CityLife Milano Residential Complex by late Zaha Hadid Architect:
CityLife Milano Office Tower
photographs: Simon Garcia |

The city is famous for fashion – notably Armani, Versace and Dolce & Gabbana – and football – AC Milan and Inter, so there are fashion houses and football stadiums worth visiting too on our Milan Architecture Tours.

CityLife Milan Building – ‘endless Tower’ design by Japanese architects Arata Isozaki & Andrea Maffei Associates

Milan Architecture Walking Tours

Milan Architectural Tours can focus on contemporary or historic buildings, or a mix of the two.

Milan Architecture Tours

e-architect can provide information on geographical areas and building types ahead of your architecture tour. For example if a group is interested in Italian social housing we can assist in preparing a programme ahead of their visit to Northern Italy.

Milan Architecture Tours : key buildings to visit in the city

CityLife Shopping District Milan by Zaha Hadid Architects:
Citylife Milan Architecture
photo © Hufton+Crow

Milan Walking Tours

Contact Isabelle Lomholt to arrange your architectural tour: isabelle(at) / mob. +44 (0)7952 149814

Milanofiori Housing design by OBR Open Building Research
Milanofiori Housing
render from architect

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e-architect also organise architecture walking tours in other Italian cities such as Venice, Florence, Rome and Palermo.

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Tortona 37 building
Design: Matteo Thun & Partners
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