Botteghe Storiche di Milano

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The Historical Shops of Milan

Sunday, February 27, 2022

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Central Time
Presented in English

On this tour, we will explore some of the historical boutiques and ateliers of Milano. Together we will stroll the tiny side streets of the old districts and visit some of the hidden gems. There we’ll meet some of the shop owners who will talk about their products and how they’re made, as well as explain the history of their shops. This excursion will lead us through the districts of Brera, 5 Vie and Paolo Sarpi.

Take a walk with us and discover the most Milanese side of Milano!

About Our Guides:


Mirella Maestri

I am Mirella. I was born and raised in Piedmont, in the north of Italy. To me, it’s still one of the most beautiful places on earth. I moved to Milan almost 20 years ago. I have a degree in archaeology and a post-graduate specialization in Medieval archaeology. For many years I worked in field archaeology and as a tour guide in both Piedmont and Milan.

Since 2018, I have also been working as a teacher of Italian as a foreign language after obtaining the DITALS certification. I am a life enthusiast, a people person and I love being the bridge between my culture and others. My passions are history, art, languages, travels, food and … fashion.


Debora Zanotti

I was born and raised in Monza, a nice city near Milan. I graduated in Linguistic and Cultural Mediation and studied Chinese and English language and culture. A passion for travel has allowed me to explore art and history and start a career as a tour guide in Milan. I love this city and its atmosphere. I collaborate with various cultural associations and Milanese tour operators.

Two years ago, I gained the DITALS I certification for teaching Italian to adults given by the University for Foreigners of Siena. I currently teach Italian to foreigners, offering the Italian language in the most entertaining way possible. I like to talk about art, food, politics and cultures with my students.


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