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Pasticceria Marchesi is the King of Cakes in Milan

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Go on, I dare you. Sit down and rest those barking dogs and order a coffee, although the tea here is excellent and be brave and chose a cake. Not just any cake mind but delicious, tempting, tantalizing cakes that are works of art from Pasticceria Marchesi in Milan.

Such refined work did not happen overnight. The story begins in 1824 when a small pastry shop opened inside an elegant 18th century building in a discreet, upscale neighborhood in Milan. The shop quietly and diligently went about its singular business of confections until the early 1900s when Angelo Marchesi expanded its services to that of a proper bar serving coffee, refreshments and early evening cocktails in addition to its freshly baked pastries, cakes, cookies and candies.

Today, the same café in Via Santa Maria alla Porta is managed by Angelo Marchesi’s grandson together with his wife and two children. The family runs the business according to the café’s original principles, retaining its unique heritage while pushing it forward toward contemporary relevance. Recently a new Marchesi’s opened in the historical Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II where you can savor a time honored tradition of fine cakes in beautiful surroundings in this elegant city. Have they stopped barking?

Pasticceria Marchesi in Milan.

About the Author
Peter Kilby is an artist, writer, story-teller, journalist and avid traveller who has lived and worked in Italy since 1987. He created Perfect Traveller to bring the world of art and history closer to you. Download the “free” Perfect Traveller app and enjoy the best audio tours available; about Italy today and yesterday. Sign Up to this website and submit your travel stories and become part of the Perfect Traveller community.

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