Via Giuseppe Mengoni
On the evening of March 9th, 1908, the Internationale Football Club was founded at L’Orologio restaurant in via Mengoni (now closed) by a group of dissenters from the Milan Football and Cricket Club). The club’s colours were chosen by one of its founders, the Futurist painter Giorgio Muggiani:
"This magnificent night will bequeath its beautiful colours to our official badge: black and blue on a golden background inspired by the stars. It will be called Internazionale, because we are brothers of the world".
Also, tradition has it that the choice of the colour blue was made because, at the time, pencils were used which had blue and red at opposing ends: a further indication that they clearly wanted to stand out from their AC Milan rivals.