by Michael Balaroutsos
In a corner of the 43 Viale Romagna-Pascoli, across from the student home, I drank for the first time Italian coffee. (And it was fantastic).
In a room full of Architects students started to become too Italian, acquiring habits unprecedented for me.
It is not true that in Milan the majority of night clubs, bars or pubs are concentrated in the zone called the 'Città Studi' where the largest Universities and student housing is located. In the evening, this area, swarming with people, offers very little and one is obliged to move towards Brera or Ticinese. The only light, in the desert of the zone, is the Bar Matricola appreciated by students, and professors during the lunch break for a snack, a brunch or just for coffee.
The Matricola is a bar in perfect classical style of an English pub in which excellent beer is served of a thousand qualities. The furnishings and surroundings in dark wood are very elegant and in the evening create a relaxing atmosphere which permits
one to turn one's attention to thoughts that are unbearably lightImpressed by the interior.35 years later, I saw a random photo on the Internet.
It is still there. Proud waiting for new students to learn. With the same design with the same style as before.
Bar Matricola.A very small but important part of my life.