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Milan: Style & Design with WSJ. Magazine

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

A spot on this trip may be secured with a non-refundable deposit of $3,500, per person, with the remaining balance to be paid in full by January 15, 2020.

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 special Insider Journey in partnership with WSJ. Magazine. WSJ. Magazine contributing editor Sarah Medford will lead you behind the scenes in Milan to meet the city’s most influential tastemakers on private gallery and atelier visits and explore inside some of the area’s magnificent villas.

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 an iconic fashion clan, and unparalleled access to such city highlights as Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, the Miart fair and top restaurants. Along the way, you will be joined by creative players from top Italian-owned fashion brands for special events.

Itinerary highlights include:

  • Behind-the-scenes visits with top Milan designers in their studios, as well as at the city’s most prestigious contemporary art galleries, museums and fashion ateliers.
  • Festive receptions at the private villas and apartments of iconic design families—including the homes of Jacopo Etro, the founders of Dimore Studio and the late legendary designer Gabriella Crespi.
  • A private tour and dinner at the historic Palazzo Crespi, which was designed by icon Renzo Mongiardino and contains the largest private collection of old masters in Milan.
  • A private viewing of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper with an expert curator.
  • VIP access to Miart 2020, a top international contemporary and modern art fair.
  • A special day trip to Lake Como with visits to impressive villas and design hotels (to be confirmed).
  • An exclusive invitation to a party hosted by WSJ. Magazine, as well as reservations at Milan’s top restaurants.
  • Free time to shop and explore in Milan on your own, with the help of WSJ. Magazine and Indagare’s expert advice.
  • The chance to add on a post-trip extension, planned by Indagare’s expert team, with access to Milan’s Salone del Mobile fair—or to Lake Como, Venice and beyond.

In the words of one of the travelers who joined this trip in 2019: “It was an unforgettable, ‘Trip Of A Lifetime’ experience. The itinerary was on the absolutely highest level, and the friendships that we all created along the way were priceless!” Click here to see more highlights.

  • When
    April 16 – 20, 2020
  • 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 contributing editor Sarah Medford.

Based in New York City, Medford specializes in design and visual culture and has reported on Milan’s Salone del Mobile for almost two decades. She’s held previous editorial roles at Architectural Digest and Town & Country, among others, and is the author of At Home with Town & Country and a monograph on the French architect Joseph Dirand. For WSJ. Magazine, she has profiled such design iconoclasts as Thomas Heatherwick, Ilse Crawford, Jacques Garcia and Roman & Williams. Medford co-hosted the inaugural Indagare x WSJ. Magazine Insider Journey to Milan this past spring with Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley.

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

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 16 – 20, 2020
  • Length
    5 days / 4 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 22 travelers
  • Host
    WSJ. Magazine
  • From
    $7,990

Includes

  • Four nights' accommodations at the Hotel Indigo Milan in a Deluxe Room
  • All meals indicated in the itinerary (including daily breakfast, three lunches and three festive dinners)
  • 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 the 24/7 support of our Indagare partners on the ground
  • Transfers by small luxury vehicle throughout Milan to all included itinerary activities (as indicated in the itinerary)

Excludes

  • International airfare and airport transfers
  • 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

Indagare has selected the articles from our website and magazine to prepare you for your journey. Peruse inspiring slideshows, insider tips, reading lists and more.

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