Milan: home of the Lambretta factory

Derelict Innocenti offices.

Derelict Innocenti offices.

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. When in Milano though, a pilgrimage to the old Innocenti factory is a must!
Located in the Lambrate region of the city, a monument to the Lambretta was recently installed on a roundabout nearby, Casa Lambretta supplied the necessary scooter (we reported on its unveiling last year).

Lambretta monument, unveiled in 2014.

Lambretta monument, unveiled in 2014.

Our recent ride through Milan took us around the old factory site, which still occupies a large area in the district. Most of it is derelict now, but Innse steel company still occupy offices and factory space here, while at the opposite end flats, apartments and shops are slowly being built on old factory land.

We did a couple of laps of the site, turning back at the roundabout with the Lambretta monument nearby, snapping a few photos of the iconic water tower, offices and factory buildings. Not our first visit, but something you somehow feel compelled to repeat.

the Innse water tower.

the Innse water tower.

And our advice if you make a similar pilgrimage is to then go out to Rodano just a few miles up the road and visit the Museo Scooter e Lambretta as well, which is well worth a visit.

So, not quite the usual holiday snaps people take I’m sure, but we scooterists are a rare breed…

Factroy buildings on the Innse site.

Factory buildings on the Innse site.

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