A tale of harmony between tradition and creativity
Surrounded by a magical atmosphere, Marchesi 1824 is ready to fill this Christmas with its delicacies. A path where sparkling gianduiotti, irresistible candies and leavened classics stand out, hand-decorated with scenes inspired by the warmth of the holidays.
HALLMARK OF EXCELLENCE SINCE 1824
Picture an elegant 18th-century building in the heart of Milan, in Via Santa Maria alla Porta 11/a. Here, the Marchesi family-run pastry shop first opened its doors in 1824 and earned an increasingly widespread reputation for its handmade confections. Cut to the early 1900s.
The owner, Angelo Marchesi, began serving morning coffee, evening cocktails, and other refreshments in addition to freshly baked pastries, cakes, biscuits, and sweets. Since those early days, Pasticceria Marchesi has maintained an authentic atmosphere, preserving its original early-20th-century furnishings, coffered ceilings, ancient mirrors, and art deco lighting. Under the guidance of Angelo Marchesi’s grandson (also named Angelo) and his family, it has become a cherished port of call for an eclectic and cosmopolitan clientèle. Customers, enticed inside by the ornate 18th-century façade and imaginative window displays, find themselves in a wonderland of temptations.
Steeped in tradition, Pasticceria Marchesi is one of Milan's oldest and finest pastry shops. From freshly prepared savoury dishes to sweet confections, all exquisitely presented and packaged to the brand’s exacting standards, it is considered a benchmark for the quality of its fresh patisserie, its signature chocolates and its classic Milanese Panettone, the result of almost two centuries of research and passion. The great leavened Christmas cake has a fresh, delicate flavour deriving from its fine ingredients such as raisins from sei Corone, naturally candied fruit, Bourbon vanilla from Madagascar, Italian honey, and eggs from free-range chickens.
To sip that heavenly espresso, choose that breathtaking birthday cake or surprise someone with a sublime selection of chocolates: whether you are stopping by on the way home from work or visiting from the other side of the world, Pasticceria Marchesi is the place to go to enjoy a unique kind of magic that melts in your mouth. To appreciate the flavour born from nearly two centuries of expertise.
Housed on the ground floor of an elegant 18th century building, the historic pastry shop in Via Santa Maria alla Porta has maintained its authentic Belle Époque atmosphere throughout the years, with its original early-20th-century furnishings, decorated coffered ceilings, ancient mirrors, deco lighting and a key player wooden café counter with steel-and-brass details. Now the same magic can also be experienced in new surroundings. Over the years, Pasticceria Marchesi has opened new shops in Milan, located in the timeless settings of Via Monte Napoleone 9 and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, as well as in London in the exclusive Mayfair district, at 117 Mount Street. Respecting the spirit of the original landmark site, these new venues reinterpret its atmosphere and ageless allure. Here, classic Pasticceria Marchesi favourites are displayed alongside an irresistible selection of new offerings.