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Alongside art and gastronomy, fashion is one of the great allures for international tourists flocking to Italy.

Shopping in Italy is a beloved activity, enhanced by visits to the museums and monuments. Boutiques sport all the famous labels, as well as those of emerging designers.

From stores carrying the names of the largest houses (and boasting a Made in Italy creativity), to small shops exhibiting character and charm, the entire country is an irresistible attraction.

Another layer of excitement is added when shoppers can peruse and buy amidst the unique and evocative settings of art cities, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and medieval villages, where the historical-artistic value is immeasurable.


Italian Style Fashion Focus in Milan and Florence


January 14, 2022 days and January 21, 2022 nights

Your Curriculum

At A Glance

DAY 1: Arrive to Milan, Italy

Arrival into Milano (MXP Airport), Italy. Our Learning Journeys assistant will be waiting for you outside customs with a sign with your name on it.

DAY 2: Milano: Fashion Workshop

Today you will gain an immersive fashion educational experience like no other at our fashion workshop.
Today you will learn Italian secrets about fabrics, personal styling, accessories, and hats, shoes, style identification, and fashion drawings.

DAY 3: Milano: Perfume Workshop & Brera District Tour

Today will be a new immersive sensory experience; you will be able to create and take home your own unique Italian fragrance.

DAY 4: Milano and transfer to Tuscany – Program Orientation and Local Business

After breakfast, you will meet the guide and transfer to the Milano rail station to ride first class on the high speed rail to Florence.

DAY 5: Florence: Culture, Art and Fashion

The city of Florence envelopes the fashion stores with dramatic stone facades. The elegant medieval bridge of the Ponte Vecchio supports jewelry shops and the dome of the cathedral adds a climactic punctuation to the skyline.

DAY 6: Tuscany Leather Workshop

Tuscany –Leather Workshop- Art and Architecture: Inspiration for Fashion

DAY 7: Meet the Artisans in Florence

Today, students will visit the artisans keeping Florence’s ancient craft traditions alive.

DAY 8: Departure -See You Again!

Don’t leave yet!


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At Learning Journeys we believe in a new kind of vacation. Our unique journeys help you explore and develop your skills and interest, travel the world, give back to the community and ultimately re-connect with yourself.


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Finally, just as you remember specific meals from a trip taken many years ago, your ability to recall information is enhanced when combined with a unique setting. “Learning Journeys” are an excellent value for money and an investment.


Departure

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<p> Alongside art and gastronomy, fashion is one of the great allures for international tourists flocking to Italy. </p>
<p>Shopping in Italy is a beloved activity, enhanced by visits to the museums and monuments.
Boutiques sport all the famous labels, as well as those of emerging designers. </p>
<p> From stores carrying the names of the largest houses (and boasting a Made in Italy creativity), to small shops exhibiting character and charm, the entire country is an irresistible attraction. </p>
<p> Another layer of excitement is added when shoppers can peruse and buy amidst the unique and evocative settings of art cities, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and medieval villages, where the historical-artistic value is immeasurable. </p>

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What You Will Learn/Do

Fashion Workshop
Leather Workshop
Artisan workshop viewing
Perfume Workshop
Salvatore Ferragamo Museum
UNESCO World Heritage Site visits
Live like a local tours
Fashion Workshop
Leather Workshop
Artisan workshop viewing
Perfume Workshop
Salvatore Ferragamo Museum
UNESCO World Heritage Site visits
Live like a local tours

Why We Love This Traveling Classroom

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<p> Multiple immersive workshops </p>
<p> Experienced guides with extensive knowledge </p>
<p> Design your own clothing piece and perfume </p>
<p> Immersive journeys through iconic areas of Milan </p>

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How This Program Benefits The Local Community

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<p> A portion of the program contributes to women’s
grant-based programs throughout the world. </p>

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Program

DAY 1: Arrive to Milan, Italy

Upon being greeted, you will be transferred from the airport to your hotel to unpack your bags and relax. This afternoon enjoy, a 3-hour private walking experience: “Live like a local,” where you can experience the local way of living, and gain a unique understanding of the real world of the residents and the lifestyle in Milano.

With our guide you will visit the shops and restaurants where the locals go.

A great way to immerse in the city and learn how to orient yourself in town, while a local guide introduces the history and architecture of Milan.

Learning Experience: Live Like a Local
Overnight in Milan


DAY 2: Milano: Fashion Workshop

The Workshop includes:
·    Fashion Tour ( 1 hour)
·    Fashion Workshop (1 hour) in one of our selected Italian
Ateliers with an Italian Fashion Designer

Discover the Milan Fashion District with a private and exclusive 1-hour walking tour that will show you what “Made in Italy” really means. The Milano Fashion Tour provides an exclusive opportunity to visit a selection of the best ateliers and fashion stores in the district of Milan, the well-known Quadrilatero della Moda.

The tour begins in Montenapoleone, the heart of the Quadrilatero, where ateliers and fashion boutiques hide in every corner. Here is where the best tailor masters in Milan have handed down the art of tailoring from one generation to another.

Our expert local guides will show you these temples of fashion, where you can see authentic hand-made items of clothing.

Be sure to prepare your cameras, as you will have crazy Instagram photos to share. And do not forget to take note of the shops and boutiques you love the most. You can always come back for a shopping spree of the best fashion items.

Next up, you will venture across the city like a true local. Hop on a tram on the historical centre line, where the trams still sing with the interiors of the Roaring ‘20s, or reminisce gently of the 1950s. Urban beauty overload is abundant from the wide windows as you sit atop the typical wooden benches, savoring city corners, and the street style of the Milanese, inspiring with their understated elegance in every situation.

Then, while browsing the chic Corso Como we will escort you in the atelier of one of our fashion enfant prodige, where you you will have the chance to be part of a workshop experience! Here you will see the making process of a pure Made in Italy creation. This is true fashion at its roots. You will create a piece yourself, in the process, taking in all the sensations and magical emotions that come from touching fabrics and admiring exclusive models and patterns. It doesn’t get more insider than this.
Admire your new fashion education and your piece of fashion art, made by you.

The rest of the day is spent at leisure.

Learning Experience: Fashion Workshop
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Milan


DAY 3: Milano: Perfume Workshop & Brera District Tour

You will visit the fashion and art district of Brera and enjoy a perfume workshop on the same tour.

During this once-in-a-lifetime experience, you will be able to create your own unique Italian fragrance.

The workshop lasts about 90 minutes and takes place in the magnificent district of art, Brera. After the workshop, you will see all the hidden places of the Brera District.

As the historic centre of Milan, and focus of commercial, artistic, and cultural development, Brera hosts the city’s most prestigious classic buildings and more than 80 design stores, artisans’ workshops, museums, and galleries. You will find Accademia delle Belle Arti, Teatro alla Scala, and various cultural and art centers. This is regarded as the most elegant and visited quarter in Milan.

This walking experience will last 1-hour and you will spend your time with some of the best Italian fashion guides.

In the afternoon, it’s time to enjoy the best shopping experience in Milano! (Duration: 2.5 hours)
Milano is the capital of fashion, and custom made clothes. In Milano, you can find amazing unique pieces, whether you go to luxury boutiques, local markets, outlets, or exclusive private sales by-invitation only. If you are looking for big bargains, a “made to measure dress,” or something special to build a unique, exclusive wardrobe, this is the city and this is the tour for you. Our team of specialized personal shoppers are waiting for you in Milano, ready to give you an exclusive, stress-free, and unforgettable shopping experience.

Learning Experience: Visit the fashion and art district, Perfume Workshop, Milano Shopping
Meals included:
Overnight in Milan


DAY 4: Milano and transfer to Tuscany – Program Orientation and Local Business

Upon arrival, you will have a private transfer to your accommodations in Tuscany, where you will check in at a historic property in the heart of Chianti and get settled in.

This evening, you will have an orientation meeting and local town tour to discuss life in Italy and the local lifestyle. It is a good opportunity to learn the function of culture and economy.

Learning Experience: Orientation meeting, local lifestyle immersion

Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Tuscany


DAY 5: Florence: Culture, Art and Fashion

Ferragamo is one of Italy’s most famous companies and has broadened its brand by producing an elegant range of clothing, handbags, and accessories. The company was founded in 1928 and acquired Palazzo Spini Feroni in the 1930s. The 13th-century mansion in Piazza Santa Trinita acts as perfect contrast to the contemporary aesthetic decorating the interior. The sweet aroma of pears fills the gallery amidst the subtle background music emanating from above.

Visit the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, which features a rotating display of shoes dating back to the 1920s to the present day. Here you can enjoy being away from the crowds of Florence, feeling as if you’ve stumbled into a style of Renaissance displayed in a palace of high fashion.

In the afternoon, students will participate in an architecture as art immersion, viewing the design process through environment. Both historical and modern art will be discussed.

Learning Experience: Salvatore Ferragamo Museum

Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Tuscany


DAY 6: Tuscany Leather Workshop

The beauty of fashion is that it accommodates a variety of senses, associating sound, touch, and scent beyond the obvious sense of sight. Today, students will participate in a technical visit at Scuola Del Cuoio.

Here you will learn:
•History of Scuola Del Cuoio
•Gilding process
•Explanation of the different techniques
•Explanation of the two collections produced in the workshop: Classic Collection and Francesca Gori's collection
•Demonstration and explanation of the different type of skins

This afternoon, students will participate in an art in architecture tour, correlating how the history and culture of Italy provides inspiration for the designs seen in the Italian fashion culture.

Enjoy dinner on you own before returning to your hotel for the evening.

Learning Experience: Architecture Tour, Leather Workshop

Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Tuscany


DAY 7: Meet the Artisans in Florence

Visit artisan workshops to see how traditional Italian and Florentine products, like leather goods, marbled paper, and mosaics are made using methods passed down through the centuries. Learn how handmade products such as leather bags, paper, and wood carvings are created.

Learning Experience: Artisan workshop viewing

Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Tuscany


DAY 8: Departure -See You Again!

Extend your journey on one of our numerous learning programs in France, Greece , Turkey, Egypt, and beyond. Need to head back? We look forward to welcoming you on another Learning Journeys Traveling Classroom.




Program Registration Fees

Per person for Standard $3,660.00

Per person for Standard Single $340.00


Program Departure Dates:

Services Included

-    3 nights in a 4 start hotel in Milan
-    4 nights in a 4 star hotel in Tuscany
-    Breakfast daily
-    Private arrival transfer Airport / Hotel in Milano
-    3-hour private walking guided tour “Milano, live like a
local tour”
-    2h30’ Experience: Milano Tour & Fashion Workshop
-    2h30’ Experience: Milano Perfume Workshop and Brera
District Tour
-    2h30’ Experience: The Best shopping experience
-    Private transfer to Milano railstation
-    1st class High speed rail MILANO – FLORENCE
-    Private transfer (including assistant) from the railway
station to Hotel in Tuscany
-    Orientation meeting at the arrival in your Tuscany
property
-    Day 5 : Florence: Culture, Art and Fashion including
Salvatore Ferragamo Museum
(included roundtrip transfer to Florence by rail)
-    Day 6: Tuscany Leather Workshop at “Leather’s school”
(included roundtrip transfer to Florence by rail)
-    Day 7: Experience - Meet the artisans in Florence
(included roundtrip transfer to Florence by rail)
-    Private transfer to Florence airport including assistant
-    Mandatory city tax at the hotels
-    Learning Journeys Certificate of Completion
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Program Type

Adventure Learning
Ancient Traditions
Arts-Crafts-Textile
Birding and Wildlife
Dance
Fashion
Gastronomy
Genealogy
Language
Music
Photography
Unplugged Learning
Wellness and Spirituality
Wine and Spirits
Woman's Focused

Learning Level

Explore an Interest
Pursue a Passion
Change My Life!

Activity Level


What You Will Learn/Do

Fashion Workshop

Leather Workshop

Artisan workshop viewing

Perfume Workshop

Salvatore Ferragamo Museum

UNESCO World Heritage Site visits

Live like-a-local tours


Why This Program Is Unique

Multiple immersive workshops

Experienced guides with extensive knowledge

Design your own clothing piece and perfume

Immersive journeys through iconic areas of Milan


How This Program Benefits The Local Community

A portion of the program contributes to women’s grant-based programs throughout the world.


Program Itinerary

Start/Finish City:

Open All Days


DAY 1:

Upon being greeted, you will be transferred from the airport to your hotel to unpack your bags and relax. This afternoon enjoy, a 3-hour private walking experience: “Live like a local,” where you can experience the local way of living, and gain a unique understanding of the real world of the residents and the lifestyle in Milano. With our guide you will visit the shops and restaurants where the locals go. A great way to immerse in the city and learn how to orient yourself in town, while a local guide introduces the history and architecture of Milan. Learning Experience: Live Like a Local Overnight in Milan

DAY 2:

The Workshop includes: · Fashion Tour ( 1 hour) · Fashion Workshop (1 hour) in one of our selected Italian Ateliers with an Italian Fashion Designer Discover the Milan Fashion District with a private and exclusive 1-hour walking tour that will show you what “Made in Italy” really means. The Milano Fashion Tour provides an exclusive opportunity to visit a selection of the best ateliers and fashion stores in the district of Milan, the well-known Quadrilatero della Moda. The tour begins in Montenapoleone, the heart of the Quadrilatero, where ateliers and fashion boutiques hide in every corner. Here is where the best tailor masters in Milan have handed down the art of tailoring from one generation to another. Our expert local guides will show you these temples of fashion, where you can see authentic hand-made items of clothing. Be sure to prepare your cameras, as you will have crazy Instagram photos to share. And do not forget to take note of the shops and boutiques you love the most. You can always come back for a shopping spree of the best fashion items. Next up, you will venture across the city like a true local. Hop on a tram on the historical centre line, where the trams still sing with the interiors of the Roaring ‘20s, or reminisce gently of the 1950s. Urban beauty overload is abundant from the wide windows as you sit atop the typical wooden benches, savoring city corners, and the street style of the Milanese, inspiring with their understated elegance in every situation. Then, while browsing the chic Corso Como we will escort you in the atelier of one of our fashion enfant prodige, where you you will have the chance to be part of a workshop experience! Here you will see the making process of a pure Made in Italy creation. This is true fashion at its roots. You will create a piece yourself, in the process, taking in all the sensations and magical emotions that come from touching fabrics and admiring exclusive models and patterns. It doesn’t get more insider than this. Admire your new fashion education and your piece of fashion art, made by you. The rest of the day is spent at leisure. Learning Experience: Fashion Workshop Meals included: Breakfast Overnight in Milan

DAY 3:

You will visit the fashion and art district of Brera and enjoy a perfume workshop on the same tour. During this once-in-a-lifetime experience, you will be able to create your own unique Italian fragrance. The workshop lasts about 90 minutes and takes place in the magnificent district of art, Brera. After the workshop, you will see all the hidden places of the Brera District. As the historic centre of Milan, and focus of commercial, artistic, and cultural development, Brera hosts the city’s most prestigious classic buildings and more than 80 design stores, artisans’ workshops, museums, and galleries. You will find Accademia delle Belle Arti, Teatro alla Scala, and various cultural and art centers. This is regarded as the most elegant and visited quarter in Milan. This walking experience will last 1-hour and you will spend your time with some of the best Italian fashion guides. In the afternoon, it’s time to enjoy the best shopping experience in Milano! (Duration: 2.5 hours) Milano is the capital of fashion, and custom made clothes. In Milano, you can find amazing unique pieces, whether you go to luxury boutiques, local markets, outlets, or exclusive private sales by-invitation only. If you are looking for big bargains, a “made to measure dress,” or something special to build a unique, exclusive wardrobe, this is the city and this is the tour for you. Our team of specialized personal shoppers are waiting for you in Milano, ready to give you an exclusive, stress-free, and unforgettable shopping experience. Learning Experience: Visit the fashion and art district, Perfume Workshop, Milano Shopping Meals included: Overnight in Milan

DAY 4:

Upon arrival, you will have a private transfer to your accommodations in Tuscany, where you will check in at a historic property in the heart of Chianti and get settled in. This evening, you will have an orientation meeting and local town tour to discuss life in Italy and the local lifestyle. It is a good opportunity to learn the function of culture and economy. Learning Experience: Orientation meeting, local lifestyle immersion Meals included: Breakfast Overnight in Tuscany

DAY 5:

Ferragamo is one of Italy’s most famous companies and has broadened its brand by producing an elegant range of clothing, handbags, and accessories. The company was founded in 1928 and acquired Palazzo Spini Feroni in the 1930s. The 13th-century mansion in Piazza Santa Trinita acts as perfect contrast to the contemporary aesthetic decorating the interior. The sweet aroma of pears fills the gallery amidst the subtle background music emanating from above. Visit the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, which features a rotating display of shoes dating back to the 1920s to the present day. Here you can enjoy being away from the crowds of Florence, feeling as if you’ve stumbled into a style of Renaissance displayed in a palace of high fashion. In the afternoon, students will participate in an architecture as art immersion, viewing the design process through environment. Both historical and modern art will be discussed. Learning Experience: Salvatore Ferragamo Museum Meals included: Breakfast Overnight in Tuscany

DAY 6:

The beauty of fashion is that it accommodates a variety of senses, associating sound, touch, and scent beyond the obvious sense of sight. Today, students will participate in a technical visit at Scuola Del Cuoio. Here you will learn: •History of Scuola Del Cuoio •Gilding process •Explanation of the different techniques •Explanation of the two collections produced in the workshop: Classic Collection and Francesca Gori's collection •Demonstration and explanation of the different type of skins This afternoon, students will participate in an art in architecture tour, correlating how the history and culture of Italy provides inspiration for the designs seen in the Italian fashion culture. Enjoy dinner on you own before returning to your hotel for the evening. Learning Experience: Architecture Tour, Leather Workshop Meals included: Breakfast Overnight in Tuscany

DAY 7:

Visit artisan workshops to see how traditional Italian and Florentine products, like leather goods, marbled paper, and mosaics are made using methods passed down through the centuries. Learn how handmade products such as leather bags, paper, and wood carvings are created. Learning Experience: Artisan workshop viewing Meals included: Breakfast Overnight in Tuscany

DAY 8:

Extend your journey on one of our numerous learning programs in France, Greece , Turkey, Egypt, and beyond. Need to head back? We look forward to welcoming you on another Learning Journeys Traveling Classroom.


Program Registration Fees

2021 Departures & Fees 7 Departures
2022 Departures & Fees 19 Departures

Date Double Occupancy Single Supplement
September 10, 2021
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$340.00
Per Person
September 24, 2021
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October 08, 2021
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October 22, 2021
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November 05, 2021
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December 24, 2021
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December 31, 2021
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January 14, 2022
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January 28, 2022
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February 11, 2022
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March 04, 2022
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March 18, 2022
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April 08, 2022
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April 22, 2022
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May 13, 2022
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May 27, 2022
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June 10, 2022
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July 17, 2022
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September 11, 2022
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September 18, 2022
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September 25, 2022
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October 02, 2022
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October 09, 2022
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October 16, 2022
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October 23, 2022
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October 30, 2022
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Services Included

- 3 nights in a 4start hotel in Milan - 4 nights in a 4star hotel in Tuscany - Breakfast daily - Private arrival transfer Airport / Hotel in Milano - 3-hour private walking guided tour “Milano, live like a local tour” - 2h30’ Experience: Milano Tour & Fashion Workshop - 2h30’ Experience: Milano Perfume Workshop and Brera District Tour - 2h30’ Experience: The Best shopping experience - Private transfer to Milano railstation - 1st class High speed rail MILANO – FLORENCE - Private transfer (including assistant) from the railway station to Hotel in Tuscany - Orientation meeting at the arrival in your Tuscany property - Day 5 : Florence: Culture, Art and Fashion including Salvatore Ferragamo Museum (included roundtrip transfer to Florence by rail) - Day 6: Tuscany Leather Workshop at “Leather’s school” (included roundtrip transfer to Florence by rail) - Day 7: Experience - Meet the artisans in Florence (included roundtrip transfer to Florence by rail) - Private transfer to Florence airport including assistant - Mandatory city tax at the hotels - Learning Journeys Certificate of Completion

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