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MILAN Grand Tour – Historical and precious leathers
In collaboration with Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte
The Bagatti Valsecchi Museum hosts an interesting collection of Italian artisanally made leather goods from 15th and 16th centuries. It ranges from weapons cases and containers to gunpowder flasks and the “rotella”, a type of shield used for decorative purposes in parades.
Leather is one of the reoccurring elements, together with metal, always present in warrior’s equipment of every age. We will visit a famous Boots Manufacture in Milan, close to the barrack that hosted the Savoy Cavalry regiment.
This workshop is an excellence in leather manufacturing holding the heritage and the experience of master’s shoemakers who produced boots for the regiment. In the elegant atelier you can order shoes hand-made and hand-sewn in every step: from the foot imprint on paper, to the template and shapes production, and finally the upper..