As in many other European cities, also Milan has its own district still bearing the traces of the great industrial heritage of the '60s. Disused brick buildings, former mechanical works and so on.
Tortona District is all this for Milan. The area, once exclusively industrial, is now an amazing creative outdoor lab. It is a place where design, social life and joie de vivre come together and show visitors to Milan a unique conception of strategic city renovation.
Its essence is found along Via Tortona, Via Savona and Via Stendhal. Milan's Tortona District
welcomes you with a mixed wealth of workshops, ateliers, craft shops, experimental cinema venues, cultural foundations and art exhibitions.
What once were old neglected plants, to be conceald to save the city's pride , have now become - just like Cindarella's pumpking turned into a carriage - true temples of design
and lofts where designers and other creative artists have lived , and still do, and thrive.
TDW – Tortona Design Week
Each year, a festival hosting brilliant ideas and opportunities for getting together to exchange opinions on the world of design
and style takes place.
It is the Tortona Design Week
(also known as TDW
), a fringe event
that has been proposing outstanding urban design
and innovation since the early 2000s involving sky-high figures: 200 exhibitors, 30,000 sq m exhibition area, over 100,000 visitors from all over the world; the whole with truly stimulating contents over the years.
How to reach Tortona District from Hotel Canada
The best way to reach Via Tortona
from Hotel Canada
is to take bus 94, which stops in front of the hotel, direction Cadorna and get off at S. Ambrogio stop. There you can take the MM2 underground line and get off after two stops at Porta Genova