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Elena Sisti
Elesta

What is this?

This is a meticulously curated 5-hour tour about the exquisite world of jewelry in Milan, blending design, materials, and craftsmanship. You’ll start from the Poldi Pezzoli Museum's Gold Room, which houses over two hundred precious jewels in four sections: ancient enamels, sacred jewelry, collectors' items, and personal ornaments, with a notable collection of Etruscan pieces from funerary legacies. Then you’ll walk to a revered jewelry shop, known for captivating four generations with its precious creations. Here, you’ll witness the various stages of jewel realization, observing how original designs and precious jewels come to life through exceptional craftsmanship. Later, after a brief coffee/snack break, you’ll visit the Scuola Orafa Ambrosiana, a renowned Milanese educational institution where the techniques and artistic craft abilities of jewelry making are taught and practiced. This offers a deep insight into the educational aspects of the craft, and how the artisans are created.

What makes this unique?

Milano is a hub for fashion, design, and artisanal crafts, with hidden ateliers and workshops. Through the collaborations enabled by Elena Sisti and Elesta comes this wonderful itinerary that celebrates the city's high-fashion heritage. This uniquely combines historical appreciation with contemporary craftsmanship and educational insights. By visiting the Poldi Pezzoli Museum, you’ll gain an understanding of the historical and ornamental function of jewelry through the ages, enriching their appreciation of the craft. The subsequent visits provide a rare opportunity to observe modern jewelers and students at work, bridging the gap between traditional methods and contemporary design and production techniques. This is an inspiring tour – an opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of high jewelry, from its rich history to the contemporary excellence of Milan's artisans and educators. You’ll leave with a deeper appreciation of the artistry that goes into creating each exquisite piece.

What is the profile of the host?

Guided by experts in art history and jewelry design, this tour is hosted by individuals with deep knowledge and passion for their craft. Their expertise offers enriching narratives and insights into each piece's historical context, design evolution, and the meticulous craftsmanship that defines Milanese jewelry. You’ll be accompanied throughout the tour by an art history expert. You’ll enjoy the interactions with the jewelry experts and the teachers that you subsequently meet.

What to bring?

Participants are advised to bring comfortable shoes for walking through the museum and to the various locations in this walking tour. Bring a camera to capture the beauty and intricacy of the jewels and the craftsmanship techniques observed. [You may be able to purchase items in the store, but there is no pressure to buy and no commissions involved.]
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EUR 230
per person

Private experience

5 hours
This Experience accommodates a minimum and maximum of 4 participants to ensure an exclusive experience and make base costs and logistics work. Fewer people can book but a supplement will be charged to meet the minimum. Included are museum tickets to the Gold Room in the Museo Poldi Pezzoli, a guided visit to an exclusive jewelry shop, and a session at the Scuola Orafa Ambrosiana. A coffee/snack break is also included, providing a moment of relaxation and conversation about the day's discoveries.
Offered in English, French, Italian, Spanish

Private experience

5 hours
This Experience accommodates a minimum and maximum of 4 participants to ensure an exclusive experience and make base costs and logistics work. Fewer people can book but a supplement will be charged to meet the minimum. Included are museum tickets to the Gold Room in the Museo Poldi Pezzoli, a guided visit to an exclusive jewelry shop, and a session at the Scuola Orafa Ambrosiana. A coffee/snack break is also included, providing a moment of relaxation and conversation about the day's discoveries.
Offered in English, French, Italian, Spanish
calendar
EUR 230
per person

Private experience

5 hours
This Experience accommodates a minimum and maximum of 4 participants to ensure an exclusive experience and make base costs and logistics work. Fewer people can book but a supplement will be charged to meet the minimum. Included are museum tickets to the Gold Room in the Museo Poldi Pezzoli, a guided visit to an exclusive jewelry shop, and a session at the Scuola Orafa Ambrosiana. A coffee/snack break is also included, providing a moment of relaxation and conversation about the day's discoveries.
Offered in English, French, Italian, Spanish

Private experience

5 hours
This Experience accommodates a minimum and maximum of 4 participants to ensure an exclusive experience and make base costs and logistics work. Fewer people can book but a supplement will be charged to meet the minimum. Included are museum tickets to the Gold Room in the Museo Poldi Pezzoli, a guided visit to an exclusive jewelry shop, and a session at the Scuola Orafa Ambrosiana. A coffee/snack break is also included, providing a moment of relaxation and conversation about the day's discoveries.
Offered in English, French, Italian, Spanish