Casa di ringhiera di Corso San Gottardo 18

Casa di ringhiera di Corso San Gottardo 18

Corso San Gottardo, 18

Tram 3 ( S. Gottardo Via Lagrange stop)


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One of the typical architectures in Milan is the so called “Casa di Ringhiera”.

“Case di Ringhiera” are apartments whose entrance is from their balcony. Set out in lines, one floor on the other, they overlook an internal courtyard where people used to age cheese to be sold at Corso San Gottardo market. In the past these flats could only benefit from a unique bathroom set at the bottom of the building, under the long galleries and lodges called “linghere” in Milanes dialect.

Several “Case di Ringhiera” are still present in Milan, surprisingly conveying an old fashioned mood to certain areas of the city. Entering 18, Corso San Gottardo you can experience a wonderful example of this architecture, exspecially because it features several interconnected courtyards across a whole block, whose exit is from 15 Via Ascanio Sforza, on the bank of Naviglio Pavese.

Nowadays this peculiar building hosts private residences, design studios, small taylors’ shops and an art gallery.

Thanks to M.A.D. Gallery we can visit the courtyard on Saturday 27th June, from 3 pm to 8 pm.


Corriere della Sera: Casa di ringhiera di Corso San Gottardo 18

M.A.D. Gallery official website: M.A.D. Gallery


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