- Art & Culture
Villa Necchi Campiglio
Those who know Milan well know that its beauty is often hidden from the eyes of casual visitors, superficial tourists and hurried citizens.
Villa Necchi Campiglio is one of these hidden beauties, a true architectural and artistic treasure, tucked away in Via Mozart, near the Duomo.
Built between 1932 and 1935 by architect Piero Portaluppi and commissioned by Angelo Campiglio, this extravagant home is the perfect example of the glamorous and modern style that used to be fashionable with Milan’s hard-working, wealthy middle class.
A style somewhat attenuated by the renovations carried out by architect Tomaso Buzzi after the war, which gave the building’s interior a more classic look. The villa was donated to the Italian National Trust in 2001 by the Necchi sisters and is today open to the public. Visitors can admire the home’s original furniture and decor and two art collections: Alighiero de Micheli and over 130 masterpieces from the 18th century; Claudia Gian Ferrari, and her works inspired by the 20th-century avant-garde movement.
Open: all year
Opening times: variable
Admission: Villa, only paid guided tours; Garden, free admission