Design week special photo tour


Don’t miss our Limited Edition 2018 Milan Design Week Photo Tour: let us guide you through a photographic workshop full of colorful surprises!

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Architecture, Culture, Design, Discovery, Photography, Reportage, Street Photography
  • Activity Level Leisurely
  • Group Size Small Group
All about the Design week special photo tour.

Milan Design Week is one of the main events taking place in our lovely city: in 2018 it will be held between April the 17th and April the 22nd.

Design Week and Salone del Mobile attract hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world. Designers and architects come to Milan to showcase their ideas, their products and to exchange views with colleagues and friends. During Design Week every old factory, wearhouse, abandoned building, shop and restaurant becomes a temporary showroom for design, fashion and architecture. It’s the busiest week of the year concerning parties, traffic and things to see.

From a photographic standpoint there’s so many interesting subjects and things happening around that we do recommend bringing fresh batteries and extra cards.

For the design week we have prepared two different photo tour options and we guarantee that you’ll end any of them with a sore index finger.

Option one: Via Tortona area.

We will photograph the temporary installations in the area, designer shops, old factories and new signature buildings. We are going to shoot details, architecture, and lots of crazy young people. In case of rain this is the best option.

General infos

Walking distance: approx 3 km/2 mi

Required time: 4 hours (best in the afternoon)

Option two: Lambrate Design District

This area is where the cool things happen in the design world. Although it is a in the outskirts of town, here there’s a ton of incredible subjects and photo opportunities.

General infos:

Walking distance: approx 4 km/2,5 mi

Required time: 4 hours (best in the afternoon)

Recommended gear:

A camera with a general purpose zoom lens is all you need for this photo tour but you will find useful a wide-angle and a macro lens. These areas are very crowded so we do not recommend  bringing a tripod. Any wide to normal fast prime lens will be a lot of fun for street photography.

Photo editing option:

If you want to make the most out of your photography, you can book one hour or more with our professional photographers for a session of photo review and light editing after your photo tour.
We will sit together in front of a laptop, discussing your work and retouching your best shots with Photoshop Lightroom.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Three hours of guided photo tour/workshop with one of our professional photographers.
  • Water from the “drago verde”.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.


  • Photo review of the day’s pictures (we can arrange this at an extra cost of €50 per hour).
  • Food and drinks.
  • Transportation.

We are a team of working professional photographers. Our field of expertise encompasses many areas in the photography business. We shoot on assignment and personal projects. We shoot editorials, portraits, events, still life, travel, architecture and basically anything from small assignments to commercials. Strangely enough none of us specializes on food photography. It must be because we love to eat it. Some of us are photography teachers, journalists and certified experts.

Please ask and we will try to satisfy your request. Since we are often traveling or busy on assignments we don’t know who of us is going to be available on your required dates.

Our photo tour groups are very small. Most often it’s going to be you and your party (if there is one). Sometimes we will merge small groups if their schedule is tight. We never build groups with more than 6 people + photographer per group. We like to have a personal approach and to spend time with you and your photography. If your party is a larger group please enquire and we will arrange more than one photographer.

Of course he/she may come with us but he/she will need to book and pay as a participant. Please remember that Milan offers plenty to do for non photographers.

Yes. All of our photographers speak Italian and English. Some of us speak other languages as well. Our photo tours are held in english.

The camera you are familiar with, with lenses and accessories. A range of lenses from wide-angle to telephoto. We will probably never use flash but it would be a good idea to bring it along. If you own a bridge or a compact camera it is fine as long as you can manually control it. Bring a light backpack because there will be some walking. You will need comfortable shoes and clothing, water, warm clothes in the winter and sunscreen and a hat in the summer. For night photo tours a tripod is essential. Please remember to check that your camera is properly working before the beginning of the photo tour, recharge your batteries (bring a spare) and bring as many cards as possibile.

Regarding cameras we welcome smartphones as well, in fact you can choose any of our photo tours and let us know you will be shooting with your smartphone.

If it rains we will try to rework our schedule together. If you have time constraints or we cannot allocate another slot we will do the photo tour all the same. Milan is a fascinating city in the rain too; it is different but nonetheless enchanting. If you’re lucky enough to be in Milan during a snowfall, you’re going to love it!

Yes it is. As long as you don’t leave your belongings unattended there will be no problems. Our photo tours go through busy and central areas which are well protected by law enforcement. During night photo tours we will be walking in central and well lit areas. We never had a problem.

Transportation is on feet, so be prepared to walk some. Comfortable shoes are a must but we will take it easy, so that everyone will have time to work on subjects. You must be reasonably fit to walk for a few hours. There’s going to be breaks for a cappuccino in the winter or an ice cream in the summer. Or both.

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