Milan, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
Societá del GiardinoThis is a hidden gem, a well kept secret in Milan, Italy.
No floods of tourists, only members can enter here.
A closed, membership based gentlemen's society club, that was founded in 1783.
However the Spinola Palace was built in 1597.
Women (wives, girlfriends) to attend an event or dinner at the club
are only allowed as guest of a member.
How was I so lucky to get in there?
My boyfriend is the member of a brother-club of Societá del Giardino.
While their club was on a visit, one evening spouses were also invited to a dinner.
The club's fencing and sword hall is one of the most prestigious in the whole world...