MILAN, MADE UP OF A THOUSAND FACETS AND CULTURES, WITH MANY SUCCESS STORIES TO TELL EVERY DAY
THE CITY OF INFINITE OPPORTUNITIES, NEVER STILL IN ITS MAIN STREETS OR IN ITS SMALL HIDDEN ALLEYS. HERE EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE.
From our privileged position in the centre, we can really feel the vibrant soul of the Milanese city which cannot help but feel fully part of it.
In the centre of Milan, between Cordusio, the Cinque Vie and the Duomo, there are streets named after trades such as Via Orefici, Armorari, Cappellari, Speronari and our own Via Spadari. These streets were in the medieval commercial heart of Milan, assigned to artisan guilds. In the 13th century, Milan was one of the few European cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants and metal crafts were developing.
The Via Spadari, laid out on a Roman route, was in fact known for its gunsmiths’ workshops. The arms industry also extended to Via Armorari and Via Speronari, giving the area its characteristic physiognomy.
Today, the street is famous as the street of taste, a reputation also due to the presence of the historic Peck delicatessen located in the striking Art Nouveau building in which Studio Bongiorni has its headquarters.
Milan is Italy’s international city, a hub of economic, financial and cultural exchange; it is the city that stands out for its particular drive for innovation processes. A well-known point of reference for taste and lifestyle, it is the non-capital European city that hosts the highest number of consular offices and diplomatic representations.
Almost 20 per cent of its resident population is made up of citizens from other countries: there are more than 300,000 citizens of different nationalities and more than 500 associations that refer to foreign communities. This represents a constant stimulus and enrichment for us.
Milan is our city, the one we chose years ago and live in every day. A city that has not yet finished surprising us and telling us its stories.