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An eye on the future, with a focus on the traditions that made the brand a household name.

A unique venue in the heart of Milan that reminds the world of the city's values, and the ritual of Italian aperitif.

The Camparino returns to the Gallery

2012 - 3rd JANUARY

The Camparino returns to the Gallery

The famous sign of the Camparino bar, opened by Davide Campari in 1915, returns to the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery.
Ugo Nespolo designs the new Camparino.

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UGO NESPOLO FOR CAMPARINO

UGO NESPOLO FOR CAMPARINO

Camparino is the place traditionally associated with Campari, which is in turn the symbol of Milan and of the aperitif in international circles, and it is for this reason that I immediately got the feeling that the Camparino project in the Gallery would be something different and intriguing. It was therefore with great enthusiasm that I confirmed I would collaborate.

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The history of Campari is tied to the one of Milan and of its iconic places such as the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery, where the Campari and Camparino bars are located, the latter still today the heart place for aperitif-drinkers from Milan and around the world.

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1867

The Vittorio Emauele II Gallery is inaugurated on 15th September 1867 in the presence of King Vittorio Emanuele II. Gaspare Campari moves into the Gallery, setting up his home, his restaurant and a wine shop on the corner looking towards Piazza Duomo.

On 17th November 1867, Davide Campari becomes the first citizen of Milan to be born in the Gallery.

1915

The Camparino Bar opens up.

The Camparino will revolutionise the way to drink Campari: a hydraulic system leading from the cellar guarantees a continuous flow of iced soda water to the bar

1923/1925

The original Empire-style furnishings of the Camparino bar are replaced with Liberty furnishings designed by the cabinet-maker Eugenio Quarti, with the clearly Klimt-influenced floral decorations of the painter Angelo d'Andrea, and of the master of ironwork Alessandro Mazzuccotelli.

1943

During the night, on the 13th and 15th of August, the Gallery is hit by Allied air raids. After 1943, an Apulian tailor, Guglielmo Miani, who had arrived in Milan in 1922, buys the licence of the bar located in the Gallery.

1983

October 1983: An agreement is signed by the companies Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A. and Esercizi Galleria S.a.S., authorising the use of the name "Camparino" on the sign of the bar-cafè located in the Gallery. The agreement authorises the installation of new signs with the "Camparino" name.

1990

In January 1990, the Caffè is extended to incorporate the rooms of the former State Bookshop situated alongside the original bar, and new signs are installed, including some on the adjacent windows.

On 3rd December 1990 a licence contract is established by which the Caffè Miani is granted the right to use the "Camparino" brand name owned by Campari on the sign for the bar-cafè located at 21 Piazza Duomo until 31st December 1995.

1996

On 30th January 1996 an application is filed to remove the signs installed in the Bar Camparino.

2012

On 3rd January 2012, 16 years later, the Camparino sign returns to the Gallery, the new version having been commissioned by Campari and designed by Ugo Nespolo.

THE COCKTAILS

CAMPARI AMERICANO
NEGRONI
NEGRONI SBAGLIATO
CAMPARI & SELTZ
CAMPARI SHAKERATO
CAMPARI ON THE ROCKS
CAMPARI ORANGE
CAMPARI ORANGE PASSION

CAMPARI AMERICANO*

INGREDIENTS

  • - 1 oz Campari
  • - 1 oz Vermouth Cinzano Rosso
  • - 1 oz Soda

BEST GLASS

  • Highball

GARNISH

  • Slice of orange and twist of lemon peel

PREPARATION

Pour Campari and Cinzano Rosso directly into a highball glass full of ice. Top with soda. Garnish with a slice of orange and a twist of lemon peel.

NOTES

The famous cocktail Americano was born in Milano, and was originally known as the "Milano-Torino" because of the origin of the two main ingredients. It was subsequently renamed as "Americano" because of its popularity amongst American tourists who enjoyed the drink during Prohibition.
*Official cocktail of IBA (International Bartending Association). The IBA cocktails are prepared all over the world according to this original recipe.

NEGRONI

INGREDIENTS

  • - 1 oz Campari
  • - 1 oz Vermouth Cinzano Rosso
  • - 1 oz Gin

BEST GLASS

  • Rocks

GARNISH

  • Slice of orange

PREPARATION

Prepare directly into a rocks glass full of ice. Pour in the order Campari, Cinzano Rosso and Gin. Garnish with a slice of orange.

NOTES

*Official cocktail of IBA (International Bartending Association). The IBA cocktails are prepared all over the world according to this original recipe.

NEGRONI SBAGLIATO

INGREDIENTS

  • - 1 oz Campari
  • - 1 oz Vermouth Cinzano Rosso
  • - 1 oz Pinot Chardonnay Cinzano

BEST GLASS

  • Highball

GARNISH

  • Slice of orange

PREPARATION

Pour Campari and Cinzano Rosso directly into a highball glass full of ice. Finish by adding Pinot Chardonnay Cinzano. Garnish with a slice of orange.

NOTES

The Negroni Sbagliato is the equally well known variation of the classic Negroni. This variation uses sparkling wine instead of Gin. Lighter than the original it was invented at the legendary "Bar Basso" in Milan.

CAMPARI & SELTZ

INGREDIENTS

  • - 2 oz Campari
  • - Top of soda

BEST GLASS

  • Rocks

GARNISH

  • Slice of orange

PREPARATION

Prepare directly into a rocks glass. Pour cold Campari and then fill with soda. Garnish with a slice of orange according to taste.

CAMPARI SHAKERATO

INGREDIENTS

  • - 2 oz Campari

BEST GLASS

  • Cocktail

PREPARATION

Pour Campari into a shaker. Shake well for 6-8 s. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

CAMPARI ON THE ROCKS

INGREDIENTS

  • - 2 oz Campari

BEST GLASS

  • Rocks

GARNISH

  • Slice of orange

PREPARATION

Pour Campari over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a slice of orange.

CAMPARI ORANGE

INGREDIENTS

  • - 1, 1/4 oz Campari
  • - Top orange juice

BEST GLASS

  • Juice

GARNISH

  • Slice of orange

PREPARATION

  • Prepare directly in a juice glass full of ice. Pour Campari and fill with orange juice. Garnish with a slice of orange.

NOTES

Campari Orange or Garibaldi is one of the simplest cocktails, but is as well known as it is old, based on Campari and orange juice. It can be drunk both as an aperitif and as a long drink. The name is a tribute to the Italian hero Giuseppe Garibaldi in fact the red of the Campari recalls his red jacket, and the oranges his landing in Sicily.

CAMPARI ORANGE PASSION

INGREDIENTS

  • - 1,1/4 oz. Campari
  • - 1 Bar spoon of sugar cane
  • - 2 Slices of orange
  • - Top orange juice

BEST GLASS

  • Juice

GARNISH

  • Cocktail cherry

PREPARATION

Prepare directly in a juice glass. Place orange and the brown sugar in the glass and crush to a pulp with a muddler, add crushed ice, add the Campari and orange juice till the top. Mix thoroughly with a bar spoon and garnish with a cocktail cherry.

NOTES

A classic reinvented to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the brand. A new metropolitan and sophisticated cocktail with an irresistible sweet-bitter taste.

EVENTS/NEWS

2012 - 3rd JANUARY

THE CAMPARINO RETURNS TO THE GALLERY

The famous sign of the Camparino bar, opened by Davide Campari in 1915, returns to the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery. Ugo Nespolo designs the new Camparino.

The Camparino, historically known as the bar of the Campari brand, returns to the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery in Milan. The new modern interpretation of the famous original sign has been designed by the master Ugo Nespolo.

The Camparino, one of the symbols commonly associated with Milan, alongside fashion and design, was the place that gave birth to the tradition of the aperitif, the brand then successfully playing on this concept and diffusing its popularity both nationally and internationally.

"We are extremely proud to once again be able to call the flagship bar of the Campari brand "The Camparino". This is the traditional heart place for aperitif-drinkers from Milan and around the world,” comments Jean Jacques Dubau, Managing Director Davide Campari Milano S.p.A. "With this project Campari is returning to the symbolic home-place of its origins, to the bar that witnessed the birth of the aperitif moment, which has become synonymous with conviviality and social relation".

INSTALLATION OF THE BAR SIGN - WATCH THE VIDEO

CONTACTS

CAMPARINO S.r.l.

Piazza Duomo, 21 – 20121 Milano
Phone +39 02 86464435
E-mail info@camparino.it
VAT Number 00757060157

Opening Hours

From Monday to Wednesday: from 7.30am to 8.00pm
Thursday – Friday: from 7.30am to 9.00pm
Saturday: from 8.30am to 9.00pm
Sunday: from 8.30am to 8.00pm