Few steps far from the historic city center of Como, Marco Longagnani's La Fucina is the place to be for a wine aficionados. A creative hub, an incubator of projects, a space for presenting books, organising exhibitions, welcoming companies to showcase new products. An address where a very interesting mix between private and work life can happen, making you feel always welcome.
“The name comes from my grandfather, who loved to call his mechanical workshop 'La Fucina' – says Marco, sommelier for over fifteen years and founder of the project. – When the time came to find a name that could speak of this place I could not help to think of my granpa”. A red thread therefore, which has linked the past of the chosen space, an old workshop, that has become a workshop of taste kind.
The beating heart is the kitchen counter, where selected chefs and sommeliers works on ad hoc menus for each event. Just right under this central island lies a hidden cellar, where Marco keeps refined labels for his customers: about 450 bottles collected during most of his life. “La Fucina was born as a project to support the Horeca supply chain, which therefore includes restaurants, wine bars, distributors, cellars. The city lacked a place that could be capable of making the tasting experiences as exclusive as possible".
In such a space, not only are the products shown in the best possible way, while the network experience is enhanced by the context: a wide convivial table, surrounded also by sofas and a private mezzanine where you can chat and relax. Like at home.