Palazzo Francesco Turati, in Via Meravigli 7, was built between 1873 and 1876 on behalf of Count Francesco Turati, an exponent of the nineteenth-century Lombard cotton industry. It is a Neo-Renaissance style building, characterized by a linear and majestic external facade. Today it hosts offices of the Chamber of Commerce.
Once you have entered the entrance, you will discover a cozy and elegant place, in balance between pomp and exclusivity, which opens up to stylish events that are placed with taste in this typically Milanese historic home.
The large and beautiful central courtyard is surrounded by porticoes on granite columns, with fine capitals and vaults in traditional Lombard Renaissance style: it is an ideal place for parades, installations and, more generally, for the events of the Milanese Weeks. We are located a few steps from Piazza Cordusio, the location is therefore easily accessible by public transport, including the undergrounds.
On the first floor are the three Sale Nobili (Noble Halls): "Sala di Flora", also called “Salotto Azzurro” (blue sitting room), upholstered in silk velvet, with mirrors, decorations and sculptures by Lodovico Pogliaghi, and frescoed by Mosè Bianchi; "Sala di Prometeo", so-called for the large neo-Renaissance fireplace surmounted by the sculpture of Prometeo always by Pogliaghi; the Ballroom frescoed on the walls with "Il Ballo" by Giuseppe Bertini and, on the ceiling, by Luigi Cavenaghi. Throughout the twentieth century, the building hosted the headquarters of the Meneghina family, a famous Milanese private club.
These are spaces that are well suited to host meetings, PR events, product showcases, press conferences.
Eventually, the terrace on the 5th floor, from which you can enjoy a 180 ° view of the city, from CityLife to Porta Nuova passing through the Castello Sforzesco. From here, on sunny days, the Alps can be seen in the background, recalling the appointment with the Winter Olympic Games in Milan-Cortina 2026. Nothing better for a summer cocktail party.