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Casa Alitalia is the next level of celebrating traditional Italian design feeling and hospitality. The new concept was conceived and created by Alitalia staff and transformed into reality by the internationally famed Italian architect Marco Piva. Welcome to Milan Malpensa airport!
Marco Piva’s major projects include the Bulgari Window Concept Design, the Feng Tai Financial Center in Beijing, Rome’s Domus Aventino and Milan’s Excelsior Gallia hotels and the Port of Dubai. Casa Alitalia has been designed to be more like an Italian home than a public space, and the interiors – the reception hall, relaxation and conversation areas, cooking and dining areas – have been designed to be as similar as possible to those of a beautiful Italian house.
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The experience begins at the entrance door of the lounge, inspired by the main door of an Italian palazzo, which separates the chaotic environment of the airport from the comfortable, elegant, homely atmosphere of Casa Alitalia. The catering service at Casa Alitalia reflects Italian culinary excellence and includes a live cooking area where, twice a day, a chef prepares a selection of pasta dishes and pizzas in front of the guests.
In addition, there is a buffet and bar area where guests can try a selection of Italian wines or enjoy a typical aperitivo prepared by a professional bartender. Casa Italia’s services also include VIP rooms and rooms for private meetings, a library, a prayer area, bathrooms with showers and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Casa Alitalia is not just a place to relax while waiting for a flight, but a showcase for the unique values of Italian excellence, thanks to partnerships with leading Italian design brands, such as Poltrona Frau, for the furnishings and chairs; Cantine Ferrari, Alitalia’s official sparkling wine supplier; Lavazza, which has created exclusive coffee blends for the Italian airline; and Terme di Sirmione, whose wellness products are available for guests. The materials used in the lounges – from the marble to the lighting and the backdrops – embody Italian culture, territory and daily way of life.
At Milan Malpensa airport, Casa Alitalia has a new location in the Satellite Nord boarding area, and covers about 500 square metres, providing over 90 seats. Guests of Casa Alitalia at Malpensa will also be able to board the aircraft directly from the lounge by means of a dedicated air jetty.