An unmissable appointment in the nightlife panorama of Milan is a drink in front of Gattopardo’s altar. When I say altar, obviously I’m not serious, because the original altar has been in fact removed to make space for the huge bench and the hundreds of bottles of spirits (ah-ah). But anything else that was part of the previous structure has remained. And, seriously, the previous structure was… a church. A real one, with a priest, a font, incense and all that stuff. It was ‘in operation’ for years, honoring for sure its original purpose, but then probably something unfortunate happened and the church was deconsecrated. Thus it was turned into a super cool local for drinks and happy hours.
All the better for me: being an atheist but a very good drinker, I am now for sure deriving more enjoyment from this super church now than I probably ever would have before.
Here I have gotten successfully drunk a few times, got to know new friends, fell in love with the lady from the lap dance show, tried new drinks and helped my current boyfriend come back home after a super strong proof of resistance (he miserably failed). Here I like to come back when I want a little shock while remaining in the perfectly accessible Milanese climate I love, of very normal people.