.:. Villa Necchi Campiglio is the fortunate sum of two factors: a rich family in search of a new house plus an innovative architect, Piero Portaluppi (Milano, 1888-1967), who created one of the first examples of rationalist architecture in Milan.
.:. The mansion included grounds, a swimming pool and a tennis court right in the centre of the city. Today two further elements need to be added: the restoration done by the FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano), which inherited the villa and turned it into a museum home and a cultural center, and the new private collections on display, including 20th-century paintings and sculptures donated by Claudia Gian Ferrari.
Villa Necchi Campiglio
Via Wolfango Amedeo Mozart 14
Euro 9 (free for FAI members)
[+39] 02 76340121
Wed-Sun 10am-6pm, bookshop Tue-Sun 10am-6pm, coffee house daily 10am-9pm