Elesta Travel and the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte (“Cologni Foundation for Art Skills”) propose two guided tours framed by the splendid Bagatti Valsecchi Museum of Milan.
The tours are part of the “Milan Grand Tour” project: new itineraries to acquaint the public with the places, materials and secrets of professional Milanese art skills.
Saturday, September 30, 2 PM
“Historical and precious leather objects”
Subject: leather objects
The Bagatti Valsecchi Museum has and cares for an interesting collection of Italian leather objects from the 15th to the 16th centuries, from small object holders and sword sheathes to gunpowder flasks and a decorative shield carried in parades. Leather is one of the materials, together with metal, that appears in soldiers’ equipment of any epoch. Near the barracks in via Monti, famous for having housed the Savoy cavalry regiment, there is a historic boot shop once producer of the regiment’s boots, and whose artisans, heirs to tradition, are still masters of working leather. Today in the elegant shop, one can order completely handmade shoes, from the tracing of the footprint on paper and the construction of the template and the last to the finishing of the upper shoe.
Deadline for signing up: during office hours, by the 22nd of September
Special price for this new offer: E. 50,00 a person for each tour, excluding the museum entry fee
Sign-up (obligatory), write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Departure meeting point: Bagatti Valsecchi Museum
Length: about three hours
Means of transportation during the tour: public transportation
Minimum number of people to activate the tour: 6
Maximum number of people per tour: 8
Languages: the tour is available in Italian or in English, please specify when reserving