There's a new cool spot in the earth of Milan : it's called 'Turbo'
Dine in, mixology and blue vibes
I'll be honest I have no idea where the name comes from and I think it's a bit odd. I still haven't decided whether I think it's genius or dumb, and I guess if you ask me a week or two from now, I still won't have an answer.
I might be able to come up with a reasonably logical answer as soon as I get to visit Turbo, which is going to happen at some point because Turbo is in Milan. Then again, I haven't been able to visit Milan in over 5 months, because of the lockdown etc etc, so that may take some time.
Anyway, Turbo is 'A BLUE SPACE FOR A BLUE FUTURE', and it's fundamentally a dine in restaurant, which is also a stylish cocktail bar. It is located near the Naviglio Grande, the largest canal in Milan and I think I have to take a moment to explain what the 'Navigli' are and what they mean to the city and to the people.
Wikipedia will tell you that "the navigli were a system of navigable and interconnected canals around Milan", which is true, but the Navigli are, more to the point, the river that Milan never had. Most global cities in Europe prosper alongside their rivers. Paris has the Seine, London has the Thames, Budapest has the Danube and Florence has the Arno. Milan has the Navigli, plural. Over the last thirty-odd years, the nightlife of Milan has been thriving with the Navigli. It's the place to go, and the place to be, where all the hot spots and the gourmet restaurants and the cool bars are located.
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In this 600mq space, Turbo aims to combine modern mixology with traditional Italian drinks and wines, and food, including pizza, of course. They also say it's 100 % powered by renewable energy sources and plastic free. It had better be, because I hate drinking from plastic glass or bottle.
I've got a very specific question and it's about the name TURBO. Is it a good name for a bar? Let me know what you think