The Fabbrica del Vapore was born in 1899, during the period of industrialization in Italy, which saw the city of Milan as the protagonist of the scene. Originally the factory was home to one of the most important tramway repair and rolling stock production companies called Carminati Tosselli. During the period between the two World Wars, the Company suffered a halt in commercial and consequently economic activity. Until 1935, the year in which due to the fascist rise the company began a period of stalemate which soon led to a real crisis. The company maintained its original appearance and with the intervention of the Municipality of Milan it was used for cultural events, fashion shows and as a film set. Today the name “Fabbrica del Vapore” brings to mind its original corporate function. Within the exhibition spaces, temporary contemporary art exhibitions are set up that enter into relationship with industrial archeology.