Milan is not just a metropolitan and cosmopolitan city. This city is not just “the Milan to drink” that everyone talks about and it’s not just modernity and CityLife, “the celebrity district”. Milan and its places of history and culture are the real reason why so many tourists choose to visit it.
Massimo Temporiti, Founder of Max&Kitchen Catering, has always had a great passion for art and an unconditional love for culture and, above all, the history of our city, Milan.
So, it is absolutely essential for us to always dedicate time to discover unexplored views of our city or, simply, to contribute to the places of history and culture of Milan.
We want to exploit the great potential of these places of history and culture, trying to enhance them, proposing them to our customers as spaces for their events.
Our Locations of History and Culture
It is important that not only tourists but also we citizens of Milan realize how much beauty we have to show and boast. Milan is the city of wonders.
First among these wonders is certainly TECA, in Brera. It is a historical library of the 1900s that today houses the historical archive of Avanti. It was once the rectory of the Church of San Carpoforo. Not everyone knows that, however, Carlo Magno dedicated this special place to San Carpoforo because it is located at an ancient temple dedicated to Vesta, a “carpophora” deity.
Palazzo Cusani, a historic building from the 1500s adjacent to Brera, is a place that has undergone several renovations over time but has maintained its strong personality. Today it is the seat of NATO representation in Milan, but inside we still find original eighteenth-century decorations. And the gem we like to talk about concerns the wooden door in the courtyard of TECA, which connects it to Palazzo Cusani. This was built by Napoleon in 1809 to allow the transfer of sensitive documents without going through the city streets.
In another article, we had already talked about the Casa Museo Bagatti Valsecchi. We are not yet satisfied and want to remind you of how much history is hidden behind this location. Characterized by the meeting of two strong influences, medieval and Renaissance, this museum was once the home of the Bagatti and Valsecchi brothers. During the events organized here, we at Max&Kitchen engage with professional guides to allow museum visits. We want to provide emotional and immersive experiences in this historic place.
Last (but not least!) the Fonderia Napoleonica Eugenia. Raise your hands who knew that the Manfredini brothers called it “Eugenia” in honor of the viceroy of the Kingdom of Italy Eugenio di Beauharnais? This location today houses a museum. It represented, in the Napoleonic era, an important place for Milanese. In fact, many bronze works (including the monument to Vittorio Emanuele II in Piazza Duomo) were made here.
We must remember Milan and its places of history and culture. We must value our history and we must spread our culture. The commitment of Max&Kitchen is a perpetual and continuously evolving commitment. We are always looking for new places and new spaces to “reclaim”, to make our customers rediscover. We want to give our best to make these places suggestive and unforgettable for events, without ever disguising their historicity and their original features.