For al­most two cen­turies, Pas­tic­ce­ria March­esi has been renowned for its su­perla­tive pas­tries which can now be sam­pled at not just one but three stylish lo­ca­tions. By

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Pas­tic­ce­ria March­esi, the sweet­ness of by­gone times

If you ask any Mi­lanese to sug­gest a top­class pas­try shop in the city, he or she will un­doubt­edly rec­om­mend Pas­tic­ce­ria March­esi! De­pend­ing on your taste, you can ei­ther opt for its more glam­orous lo­ca­tion in via Montenapoleone or head to its more his­toric venue in via Santa Maria alla Porta. We per­son­ally rec­om­mend the lat­ter for one rea­son. Its own­ers have re­cently opened a new seat­ing area (al­ready present in the ‘50s and ‘60s) which has seen a re­turn of the venue to its for­mer splen­dour for an au­then­tic trip back in time. Cosy and wel­com­ing, the space mir­rors the el­e­gant, so­phis­ti­cated at­mos­phere of the venue’s ex­ist­ing rooms and has be­come a new meet­ing place for cus­tomers who have pa­tron­ized the his­toric pas­try shop since it first opened. In­stilled with a sense of re­strained el­e­gance,

62 Ste­fa­nia Vida its exquisite pe­riod dé­cor will im­me­di­ately project you into an­other era. The project high­lights the iconic el­e­ments of the space: carved oak pan­el­ing, the clas­sic en­caus­tic yel­low of its walls and its ter­razzo floor­ing blend har­mo­niously with its pe­riod fur­nish­ings. The whole is com­pleted by round oak wood ta­bles, com­fort­able green vel­vet chairs and wall niches fea­tur­ing cases brim­ming over with the treats that tempt cus­tomers into the March­esi uni­verse.

FASH­ION AND PATIS­SERIE MEET IN STYLE “Never two with­out three”! Fol­low­ing the open­ing of its fa­mous store on via Montenapoleone, Pas­tic­ce­ria March­esi, cur­rently con­trolled by the Prada Group, has un­veiled its lat­est space in Mi­lan’s his­toric Gal­le­ria Vit­to­rio Emanuele. The venue is lo­cated on the mez­za­nine floor of the build­ing that houses Prada’s Men’s bou­tique and can be ac­cessed by ei­ther stairs or el­e­va­tor both from the Gal­le­ria ar­cade and the Prada store. See page 20.

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