The beginning of the new year is the right time to discover that Italy’s fastest-paced, most innovative city, always projected towards the future, still proudly preserves a number of ancient, time-honoured traditions. In fact, like precious jewels, Milan continues to safeguard its “Historic Botteghe”, businesses established many years ago. Where offers you a chance to discover stories, styles and flavours that tell of a distant past, when several of Italy’s iconic legends, which still continue to make us dream, were first established.
Libreria Internazionale Hoepli. Extending over a surface area of more than 2000 sq.m. on six floors, this is one of Europe’s largest bookstores. Founded in 1870 and originally located in the Galleria de Cristoforis (which was subsequently demolished), in 1958 the new location at via Hoepli number 5 was opened. A reduced scale reproduction of the old shop can be viewed on the ground floor. www.hoepli.it
Via U. Hoepli, 5. T: 02 864871. M1-M3 Duomo.