The Camparino: the iconic venue of Milan’s aperitivo

Author: Barbara Palladino
Translation by Michelle Nebiolo

The De Filippo brothers were regulars at the time they treated the boards in Milan, and Vittorio De Sica unfailingly sipped his cocktail in one of its rooms inside the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele: the Camparino was opened in 1867 by Gaspare Campari, and after a few decades when it was known as “Caffè Miani”, it has returned to its original name in 2012, thanks to the famous aperitif brand’s sponsorship.

The bar has made the history of Milan’s “aperitivo” culture with rivers of club soda and red bitter, establishing its role as a landmark in the city’s scene thanks to classics such as the Americano, Negroni, Shaken Campari, and Lavorato Secco.

Last year, the Camparino was revamped with a careful restyling by Lissoni Associati, who maintained its Art Nouveau charm while adding a modern touch.
While quick, on-the-go service is still available directly at the counter on the ground floor, the upper level is now dedicated to aperitifs, dinner and after dinner drinks complemented by chef Davide Oldani’s menu, where Campari cocktails meet the traditional dish “pan’cott”. Downstairs, the Gaspare Campari Room can instead be reserved for tastings and private events.

Camparino in Galleria
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Milan
+39 0286464435
https://www.camparino.com

Photos via:
http://living.corriere.it/city-guide/top-destination/milano/camparino-milano-galleria/
https://zero.eu/it/eventi/179250-camparino-reopening,milano/

Camparino-in-Galleria-01Camparino-in-Galleria-02Camparino-in-Galleria-03Camparino-in-Galleria-04Camparino-in-Galleria-05Camparino-in-Galleria-06Camparino-in-Galleria-07Camparino-in-Galleria-08

The Camparino: the iconic venue of Milan’s aperitivo

Milan
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
+39 0286464435

WEEKLY POSTCARD

Most Read

The Great War Museum: history at high altitude

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle NebioloOn the top of the Marmolada, at 3,000 meters of altitude, you’ll find the Marmolada Great War...

Palazzo Giordano Apostoli: neo-gothic inspiration

Palazzo Giordano Apostoli is located in Sassari’s central Piazza d’Italia. It was built by will of Giuseppe Giordano Apostoli in 1877, in...

Move To The Top takes you to the roof of the Dolomites

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle Nebiolo On 4 July 2020, the cableway to Malga Ciapèla will re-open. Its short,...

Tenute La Montina, the realm of Franciacorta

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle NebioloTenute La Montina is located in Monticelli Brusati (BS), in the north-east of Franciacorta, next to an ample...