Madama‘s atmosphere and ethics aren’t just about making guests and diners feel welcome, but about evoking a lifestyle that makes them feel truly at home.
At the Madama, we love beauty and want to surround ourselves with it. That’s why we offer up our walls to artists to turn them into a constantly changing canvas, and host temporary exhibitions by emerging talents. And that’s how the Madama Museum came about.
We’re doing our best to protect the environment.
This isn’t just a case of entrepreneurs pitching in to do the right thing but is also about helping our guests pick up good habits through the Madama Goes Green manifesto, a compendium of sustainable practices.
Madama celebrates and stays connected with a time before the hostel opened its doors. The building was originally a police station and later a hammam. You’ll find references to this in our name, design and furniture.
We also have several green partners, including WorldRise Onlus, Legambiente Lombardia and Fauna Viva, working with us to host monthly meetings to raise awareness among guests and locals about waste, resources and protecting the environment.
All the actions that contributed to sustainable development have been brought together to create the Madama Goes Green manifesto.
At Madama we believe (and we are the living proof of it) that it is possible to manage a business in a sustainable way, both for economics and the environment.
In 2016 we banned plastic in every form, from plates to straws: all our disposable items, including doggy bags, are compostable. We serve filtered tap water for free, both still and sparkling, preventing the waste of thousands of disposable bottles. Recycling bins are at your disposal everywhere, including in private and shared rooms, and we use cleaning products of minimum environmental impact.
In 2019 we joined Too Good to Go, to prevent food waste from our kitchen.