The city of Milano is, of course, a famous hot spot in cycling history. The frequent finish city for the Giro d’ Italia over the years, it is also home to some of Italy’s most important bike brands. Of them all, the most famous got its start in a small shop located at 7 via Nirone back in 1885. The young proprietor who opened the doors was Edoardo Bianchi and his bike building efforts live on as the eponymous brand remains the oldest bicycle company still in existence today.
As you walk the streets of the well known fashion capital, you will regularly see many old Bianchi city bikes circulating the streets that act as a reminder of Edoardo’s legacy. However, more than the random bikes seen, a true testimony to all that Edoardo and his Milanese background represents is best found in the Bianchi Café which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Located within short walking distance of the world famous Milano Cathedral and Duomo, the Bianchi Café is simply a must-visit attraction for any cycling fan looking for a bike friendly place to eat. Of course, that’s what we did on a recent visit and the following photo gallery will hopefully act as further enticement. Btw, the Milano location is only one of a handful of Bianchi Cafés located worldwide.