FORMER BISLERI FACTORYbuilt in 1881
Between Via Solari and Via Tortona, practically in the centre of Milan. Inside the former Bisleri factory where the famous Ferro China liqueur was produced. Felice Bisleri the inventor of the liqueur started off with a small workshop in Via Savona 16 in 1881. The liqueur was a great success not least because it was advertised as making you live a long and healthy life (as strong as a lion) and Mr Bisleri soon expanded his factory to Via Solari 11. An unusual factory building as the façade and the courtyards attest that it was used as a housing settlement. This post industrial architectural site has undergone a tasteful reconversion and is now a lively residential and commercial setting called SOLARI 11 - BISLERI 1881. Miloft has been created in the heart of this complex in a quiet and reserved setting. It is on the top floor with a convivial terrace at the guests’ disposal overlooking the rooftops where you can admire the Bisleri historic chimney stack, a monument to its glorious past.
Savona / Tortona Canal Area, Fashion & Design District
In this grand old industrial area the abandoned factories and workshops have been converted into showrooms, laboratories, studios, schools, multifunctional areas and residential quarters. The whole area is now considered one of the most avant-garde and creative parts of the city. It has received international recognition and figures prominently in contemporary design, in fashion, in art and photography. The highlight is Fuori Salone week when it becomes one large collective showroom for the various brands of the design industry with events, installations and artistic performances. The Navigli are only a few minutes away on foot, crossing the characteristic much photographed iron bridge over the railway. Restaurants, traditional trattorias and trendy bars and clubs make for a sparkling night life. As Miloft is practically in the centre all spots are easily reached either on foot or using public transport.
HOW TO FIND US where are we?
miLoft is in Via Andrea Solari 11, south/west Milano, Zona Tortona, Darsena Navigli, Porta Genova. Near the centre but outside the Area C restricted traffic area. Nearest underground station : green line Sant’Agostino station is 280 metres away.. Tram: numbers 14 and 19. Bus number 68. The Fiera Rho site is 15 underground stops away, Fiera Milano City just 7. Via Tortona, Superstudio are a 8 minutes walk away.