Summer isn’t over yet. Or at least it isn’t over at Mare Culturale Urbano, in via Novara in Milan. It must be thanks to the outdoor countryside atmosphere at this ‘cascina’, a 17th century farmstead, or the evening lights that remind me of a beach bonfire, and the beer, litres of beer. Mare Culturale Urbano (which translates into Urban Cultural Sea) opened last May at Cascina Torrette, in the San Siro area, and it is an amazing project of requalification of a formerly abandoned area. It is a great escape for all of us seeking some freedom from the central area of the city, in addition to bringing some fresh air to the residents of this neighborhood.
I went there few days ago for the aperitivo: several artisanal beers for 5 euros (for a ‘media‘ which is 40cl) and plates of coldcuts and cheese. I liked it, I actually loved it: it was less trendy than Cascina Cuccagna. Less fancy, which is certainly a plus. Mare Culturale Urbano is not only a nice garden for your relaxing moments, but there are also a bistrot, a cinema, a coworking space with 40 desks, two music rehearsal studios and – starting this Fall – courses and programs of live music and various shows.
Overall, a great project that is worth a visit, especially now that you can still enjoy the outdoor summer nights. Here are some of the photos I took the other evening! What do you think? I think it deserves to be added to the list of the 10 outdoor bars in Milan!
MARE CULTURALE URBANO
Via Gabetti 15, Milan
+39 02 89058306
Open every day from 8am to 2am
Read the original article on Conosco un Posto. This English version was translated by Tamara Ilic.