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Milan Architecture Tours

Lombardy Architectural Guides – Exclusive Northern Italy Building Tour tailor made for groups of visitors.

post updated 14 May 2024

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

Libeskind Tower building design by the celebrated architects Studio Daniel Libeskind, based in NYC:
Libeskind Tower Milan
Libeskind Tower photo © Alberto Fanelli

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 design by Dutch Architects OMA:
Fondazione Prada Milan Architecture Tours
Fondazione Prada photo © Bas Princen

Milan Architecture Walking Tours

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
New Trade Fair 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 designed by Piuarch:
Gucci Milan Building
Gucci Hub building photograph : Andrea Martiradonna

Another key contemporary Milan building, completed end of 2016 – Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli in Milan design by Swiss Architects Herzog & de Meuron:
Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Milan Architecture Tours
Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli 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
CityLife Milano building photograph : 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 Walking Tours

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

Milan Architecture Design 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 : key buildings to visit in the city

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

Architectural Walks

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 Milan Architecture Walking Tours
render from architect office

Architecture Tours

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

Architecture Walking Tours by e-architect

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Milanese Architectural Designs

Milan Architecture Designs – chronological list

Vertical Forest
Vertical Forest in Milan

Hotel NH Collection Milano CityLife, Via Colleoni, 14, CityLife area
Restoration Design: QuattroAssociati
Hotel NH Collection Milano CityLife Building
photo : Pianca&Partners
Hotel NH Collection Milano CityLife
Redesigning Holiness in Milan: a former 1930s church has been transformed into an artistic and architectural masterpiece to host the new Hotel NH Collection Citylife. Following the conversion of a deconsecrated church, a new design-led hospitality venue, restored by architectural firm QuattroAssociati, blends old and new, with original features sitting alongside new installations.

IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital
Design: MC A – Mario Cucinella Architects
IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital Milan Architecture News
photo : Duccio Malagamba
IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital
With a total of 14,000 square metres of supply, Laminam plays a major role in the architectural structure of the new Surgical Center and ER of the IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital building design by MC A – Mario Cucinella Architects.

Versace Home flagship store
Design: Vudafieri-Saverino Partners
Versace Home flagship store Milan Architecture News
photo : Paolo Valentini
Versace Home flagship store Milan
Curated by the Milanese architecture studio, the boutique showcases the label’s furniture collections and evokes the great Versace residences. The interior brings together classical architecture and contemporary design, creating an eclectic space that reinterprets the brand’s signature aesthetic.

Casa Tersicore, near Naviglio Grande
Design: Degli Esposti Architetti
Casa Tersicore Milan building
photo courtesy of architects
Casa Tersicore Milan building
Casa Tersicore was built in Milan, near the Naviglio Grande. On the street, the body of the building is four stories high, which bends around the corner, and then rises seven stories high in a type of turret.

Corso Italia
Redevelopment Architects: SOM
Corso Italia 23 Milan Architecture Tours
image : SOM
Corso Italia 23
Originally designed by architects Gio Ponti, Piero Portaluppi and Antonio Fornaroli in the early 1960s, the project transforms the 45,000 sqm Corso Italia complex from an insular single-tenant headquarters into a vibrant office campus employing the most advanced sustainability, flexibility, workplace, wellbeing and smart building concepts. This, while maintaining dialogue with the original design.

Kanpai Japanese Restaurant
Architects: Studio Vudafieri-Saverino Partners
Kanpai Japanese Restaurant Milan Architecture Tours
photo : Aromi
Kanpai Japanese Restaurant
Designed by the architectural Studio Vudafieri-Saverino Partners, the restaurant recreates the typical Izakaya Japanese atmosphere. Named Kanpai it proposes the Izakaya rites and atmosphere, with dishes from popular Japanese cuisine.

New Sassetti Tower Milan Building, S32 Fintech District
Architects: L22 Urban & Building
Torre Sassetti Milano Building
image courtesy of architects
Torre Sassetti Milano Building

Tortona 37 building
Design: Matteo Thun & Partners
Tortona 37

Milan Office Building

Milan Architects

Milan Hotel Towers

Italian Buildings

Italian Architecture

Italian Architects

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