Radisson Blu Hotel, Milan

Walk Alternative Art Milan

Discover the artistic side of Milan during your stay in the Italian city. Walk Alternative Art Milan, otherwise known as WAAM Tours, offers alternative guided tours of the city off the beaten track, exploring its hidden treasures and wonders, with a global perspective on art, architecture, design, culture and history.

The WAAM Tour license guides, Veronica Azimonti, Giulia Bombelli and Federica Gorza, all hold a degree in the history of art and tours can be tailored to suit your individual preferences.

Discovering Milan’s hidden treasures

You can also let the expert guides decide your itinerary, with no less than 30 tours available to choose from. Highlights include the Half Day Tour of Milan, which takes in sights such as the Duomo and Scala Theater, and Milan on The Water which follows the canals and waterways of the city. Alternatively, embark on a walking tour of Brera: The Art Neighbourhood; as well as St Ambrogio and Milan, where you’ll discover the story behind the city’s patron saint, St Ambrose, and check out the Bascilica of Sant’Amprogio.

The impressive Bosco Verticale towers, pictured above, can be seen on the Isola and Porta Nuova tour. The pair of residential towers were designed by Stefano Boeri, Gianandrea Barreca and Giovanni La Varra, with the help of horticulturalists and botanists to create the ‘world’s first vertical forest’, and were awarded the International Highrise Award in 2014.

Special tours

For those seeking something a bit different, try one of WAAM’s alternative tours including Street Art Milan, Underground Milan, Secret Gardens and Art Nouveau Milan. There’s also plenty to keep youngsters entertained, with six different tours catering specifically to children and teenagers.

To find out more about WAAM, or to book a tour, contact one of the qualified tour guides on waamtours@gmail.com or ask the staff at Radisson Blu Hotel in Milan.