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The 200 years of Pasticceria Marchesi

A story of taste, tradition and unmistakable Milanese style


From 1824 to the present

Marchesi 1824, one of the oldest and most renowned pastry shops in Milan, celebrates its 200th anniversary this year. Founded in 1824 by the Marchesi family, the historic pastry shop immediately earned an excellent reputation due to its exceptional artisan products and the artisanal production of Panettone, the typical Milanese Christmas cake.

A timeless atmosphere

In the early years of the twentieth century, owner Angelo Marchesi started serving coffee, beverages, and cocktails at aperitif time, transforming the pastry shop into an elegant café where one could spend convivial moments in pleasant company. The evocative atmosphere created by the coffered ceilings and original twentieth-century furnishings still make it one of the most iconic places in Milan. In addition to the historic headquarters on Via Santa Maria alla Porta, the same magic can be experienced in our locations on Via Monte Napoleone and in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, and on Mount Street in Mayfair, London.

The anniversary of Pasticceria Marchesi

This year, to celebrate its bicentennial, Pasticceria Marchesi has created a special itinerary through four fundamental ingredients that have marked its history: chocolate, coffee, vanilla and marron glacé. These four elements not only represent the pillars of Marchesi 1824's tradition, but also narrate the evolution and mastery that have characterized it from its foundation until today.