Founded as a small farming village, turned into an industrial neighborhood, now home to important green areas, urban innovation and street art: this is Lambrate – Ortica.


The ancient farmhouses and the industrious spirit preserve the historical soul of the neighborhood, redeveloped to accommodate contemporary art galleries and new cultural and social initiatives.


The neighborhood



The area – located by the Lambro river – “Lamber” in Milanese dialect – has always been open to different inspirations and influences. Its industrial and working-class history is testified by the old warehouses, now turned into spaces where ideas and projects for the community are taking shape. Welcome to Lambrate – Ortica.

A day with… Giorgio Bartocci


Who better than an urban artist could tell the story of an open-air museum such as Lambrate – Ortica? Writer, muralist and designer Giorgio Bartocci will take us on a journey between painted walls, artisan excellence, iconic places and former manufacturing complexes enjoying a second life. Welcome to “Lambraa” and “Urtiga”.

Dils Podcast – Lambrate Ortica


Lambrate is a district rich in tradition that still proudly displays the signs of a rural, genuine past. Giorgio Terruzzi’s walk starts from what was the first Lambrate station, active from 1906 until 1931. Today it looks like a small yellow house, surrounded by bowling alleys, dance halls and many murals, such as the Duomo all’Ortica, at 17 Via Pitteri, a tribute to the city’s most representative symbol.


In Lambrate old and new coexist, and the presence of the historic little chapel in Via Conte Rosso is proof of this. It is a Roman and pagan place of worship, which became a Christian altar in 313 A.D. and is now surrounded by tall buildings. Lambrate is a lively neighbourhood, where trains and trams running non-stop become a soundtrack. Music, after all, is in its DNA: in the 1970s, in fact, the Lambro park, still one of the largest and most significant in Milan, was the home of the Youth Proletariat Festival, where many great musicians took their first steps. These included Fabio Treves, aka ‘Puma di Lambrate’, whom Giorgio Terruzzi met on his tour. Last but not least, one of the area’s places of worship, the Lambrate Brewery, which, thanks to the work of Giampaolo Sangiorgi and the other founders, has helped to breathe new life into the neighbourhood.

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