A café-institution at the heart of the life of Milan for two centuries. Originally next to the La Scala opera house, it was home to the aristocratic Club dell’Unione and to the Jockey Club. Patriots from here helped launch the Five Days rebellion against Austria in 1848. A place of splendour, it was also a ballroom and the centre of evening life. In 1868 it even minted coins. A favourite of Speri, Cairoli, Mazzini, Garibaldi, Boito, Verga, Sabatino Lopez, Bacchelli. It inspired the realist writer Rovetta; Hemingway mentioned it in two of his novels. Exclusive and sophisticated, it preserves the tradition of the salon in the elegant Via Montenapoleone.
Via Montenapoleone 8, 20121 Milano (MI)
+39 02 76000578 - 76005599
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