Spazio Ligera is a versatile safe space in the heart of Milan’s multicultural neighborhood of via Padova for anyone who loves cinema, music and good drinks.
Much like every growing city, in the early twentieth century, 99% of the working class was struggling, if not extremely poor. In this context Milan, too had its criminal underworld: “Ligera” was the local organization that included those muggers and crooks who would end up in the front page of the local newspapers, especially in the 1960s, for their robberies and assaults, first to escape starvation and ultimately to pursue the good life and glory.
Our Ligera doesn’t have anything to do with mobs and such, on the contrary. If anything, they borrowed the name as a homage to the literature that’s inspired both the decor, the occasional art exhibition and Ligera’s Monday movie nights. Grab a beer or one of the most popular after-dinner liqueurs in the barroom, and you’ll see lots of posters and books about movies and the local crime stories that are typical of the Poliziesco genre. Then head downstairs to see some of the most exciting and top-quality alternative rock/punk rock shows that take place in the basement.
Ligera is a very welcoming space, a point of reference for both residents and loyal customers. My friends and I will always have a soft spot for this venue and the awesome people who run it. Ligera feels like home and we’re proud to call it that, really.