Florence, Milan & Como Design Tours

A 5 day design sourcing tour conducted in the heart of Milan and then Lake Como. These tours have been created to open up the Italian markets to professionals and non-professionals alike. Meet the local Italian artisan craftsmen suppliers and designers that will expand your design and supplier repertoire. 

The addition of Florence invites you to further explore the market of Italian craftsmen: how one such company is preserving and protecting Florentine craft traditions. Observe the juxtaposition of modern and Renaissance come together in Boutique Hotels.

2019 Availability

Please enquire about local Florence, Milan or Como accommodation if you are unsure about where to stay.
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March 2019

Fully Booked

April 2019

€750 per person
Contact for Group or Student Bookings.

May 2019

€750 per person
Contact for Group or Student Bookings

Florence is known as the ‘cradle of the Renaissance', it was the 'Empire State Building' of the 15th century and considered as the high point of modernity.”

Today, it is undergoing it’s own renaissance as it breathes in new modernity amidst it’s historical splendour.   


Milan is a distinguished Italian city in the Lombardy region known for decadent and flamboyant design style.


Leading European styles and trends, Milan holds many independent and established designers within its historic backstreets.

With expansive lake, breath-taking views and relaxed inhabitants, Como makes a great retreat from the busy metropolitan life of Milan.


With many local producers and designers to meet, Como offers a unique insight into handmade artisan products and materials that supply our industry.

Coffee

We meet outside Montenapoleone metro for coffee and brioche.  

Afterwards we walk into the Brera design district to be introduced to a variety of furniture & lighting showrooms.

Lunch 

We will have lunch in a famous seafood restaurant in the heart of Milan – it is simple fare but delizioso!

After Lunch

Visits to independent local suppliers of lighting, furnishings and textiles.

Dinner

We return to Lake Como for dinner on the lake in the nearby village of Maltrasio.

All Day

Introduction to Milan's lighting showrooms. You will have the opportunity to tour world famous suppliers providing an eclectic range of styles.

Dinner

We retire to a rustic restaurant situated in the heart of Cernobbio.

Morning

Train to Florence (3 hours).

Lunch

Lunch at a historic caffe that dates back to the 15th century.    

All Day

Inspirational visits to two boutique hotels that emulate Florence’s quintessential mix of the Renaissance style with modernity.

Dinner

We retire to dinner at an atmospheric Florentine restaurant.

All Day 

Visits to select furniture and lighting showrooms. Exploring 3 major influencers in the vicinity where you will learn about the preservation of Florentine traditions.

Late Afternoon

Return to Lake Como by train (3 hours).

Dinner

Dinner by the lake, time to relax and enjoy some of the local produce.

Morning

After coffee and brioche in Cernobbio we will take a short boat trip to a contemporary classic Italian hotel on the lake in Torno.

Lunch

Lunch on the lake in Torno.

After Lunch

We will tour local showrooms, workrooms and private suppliers in Lake Como & nearby vicinity.

Aperitivo

We conclude the tour with an aperitvo by the lake.

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