Milan: Style & Design with WSJ. Magazine

Savor the style of Italy’s most fashionable city during the Salone del Mobile fair with behind-the-scenes visits to premier galleries and design studios, as well as private homes, with the editors of WSJ. Magazine.

What to Expect

Experience the pioneering style and design—as well as the Old-World glamour—of Milan, Italy’s historic capital of fashion and industry, on this inaugural Insider Journey in partnership with WSJ. Magazine. WSJ. Magazine contributing editor Sarah Medford and Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley will lead you behind the scenes in Milan to meet the city’s most influential tastemakers on private gallery and atelier visits, as well as on a day trip to experience life inside the villas of Lake Como.

You will also explore the Milan that lies behind closed doors with curator- and family-led tours of private homes, including the urban residence of the Missoni fashion clan, and unparalleled access to such city highlights as Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, the newly completed Torre at Fondazione Prada, the contemporary art museum Pirelli HangarBicocca and top restaurants. Along the way, you will be joined by creative players from iconic Italian-owned fashion brands such as Armani and Moncler—as well as WSJ. Magazine’s editor in chief, Kristina O’Neill—for special events.

  • When
    April 11 – 15, 2019
  • Length
    5 days / 4 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Art Lovers , Intellectuals , Style Mavens

This Journey's Host

WSJ. Magazine is an award-winning lifestyle publication dedicated to the power and passions of The Wall Street Journal’s global readership. The magazine’s unique sensibility—a combination of eye-catching photography and insightful reporting—creates an unparalleled immersive experience and offers our readers a sense of discovery of the worlds of fashion, technology, travel, design, art and entertainment. WSJ. Magazine’s authoritative storytelling connects with and inspires arbiters of luxury and style across print, digital and social media. On this journey, you will be joined by WSJ. Magazine’s editor in chief, Kristina O’Neill, as well as contributing editor Sarah Medford.

Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Behind-the-scenes visits with Salone del Mobile designers in their studios, as well as at Milan’s most prestigious galleries, museums and fashion ateliers
  • Private viewing of Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” with expert guides and art curators
  • Festive group meals and receptions at the private villas of iconic design families, hosted by their owners, and at Milan’s top restaurants
  • A day trip to Lake Como, including a boating excursion and a private visit to the magnificent villa of Remo Ruffini, the CEO of Moncler
  • A private tour and dinner at the Villa Necchi Campiglio, which was designed by Piero Portaluppi and featured in Luca Guadagnino’s film I Am Love
  • Free time to shop and explore the Salone del Mobile on your own, with the help of WSJ. Magazine and Indagare’s expert advice

Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    April 11 – 15, 2019
  • Length
    5 days / 4 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 30 travelers
  • Host
    WSJ. Magazine
  • From


  • All accommodations indicated in the itinerary
  • All meals indicated in the itinerary
  • All guided touring, activities and admissions indicated in the itinerary
  • Expert guides, as indicated in the itinerary, including your WSJ. Magazine and Indagare hosts and our partners on the ground


  • International airfare and airport taxes
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Other meals and alcoholic beverages (not indicated in the itinerary)
  • Additional activities and transfers
  • Items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, etc.
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena)
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

What To Read

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