**Closed down, changed names, moved locations
In the heart of the city, inside Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, you can sip Italian history in a cup of coffee. This elegant bar was opened in 1867 by Gaspare Campari, the founder of Campari company, and it became one of the most vibrant centres of the Italian cultural, political and industrial exchange. King Umberto the First used to come here for the best “espresso” and this was the favourite relaxing place of musicians Giuseppe Verdi and Arturo Toscanini after performing at La Scala Theatre. But this was also a melting pot for Filippo Tommaso Marinetti and the futurists, for the poet Gabriele D’Annunzio and the industrialists Edison and Pirelli.
The furniture is a masterpiece of art, with its wrought-iron lamps, the Art Nouveau mosaics and the Art Deco tea-room upstairs. Do the honours and enjoy a delicious and traditional Italian coffee or a memorable Campari Orange, Bitter Campari, Rabarbaro or Amaro Zucca.