Villa Necchi Campiglio
Acquired by FAI through the generosity of Gigina Necchi
Campiglio and Nedda Necchi, 2001
From Wednesday to Sunday 10am-6pm throughout the year.
Last entry 45 minutes before closing time.
Compulsory guided visits to the Villa (depending on available places).
A tale of the first half of the 20th century
There is a jewel that scintillates in the heart of Milano: built between 1932 and 1935 by Milanese architect Piero Portaluppi, Villa Necchi Campiglio is a sumptuous residence with generously proportioned interiors and stunning public rooms. Thanks also to its perfectly preserved outbuildings, the Villa encapsulates the history, rituals, worldly pleasures and day-to-day living of Milanese high society in the first half of the 20th century.
The modernity of the new urban architecture
A key building in Portaluppi’s oeuvre, the residence in Via Mozart embodies the entry of modernity into the traditional architecture of the urban Villa, expressing both the innovations of the 20th century and Portaluppi’s extravagant, unfettered and highly original creativity. The additions, designed by architect Tomaso Buzzi in the post-war period, contribute to the richness and welcoming ambience of the interiors.
Two gems set within a jewel
Surrounded by a large garden, including a tennis court and a swimming pool, Villa Necchi Campiglio is a jewel that has remained unchanged over time, and is embellished by two other precious gems: the extraordinary Claudia Gian Ferrari collection of early 20th-century art, featuring works by Sironi, Martini and de Chirico; and the exceptionally refined collection of Alighiero and Emilietta De’ Micheli, which concentrates on 18th-century decorative arts and paintings, including works by Canaletto, Rosalba Carriera and Michele Marieschi.
Circuito delle Case Museo di Milano
The Circuito delle Case Museo di Milano (Circuit of House Museums of Milan – visit the website here) is now up and running. This new civic museum system links up Villa Necchi Campiglio, recently opened to the public, with the three other important Milanese museums renowned amongst art lovers: the Museo Poldi Pezzoli, the Museo Bagatti Valsecchi and the Casa Boschi Di Stefano. From today, it is also possible to buy the Casemuseocard – a single € 15 ticket that will give you access to all four properties – from the ticket desk at Villa Necchi Campiglio. For FAI members, the cost of the ticket is a mere € 10. This all-new, fascinating cultural offering enables the public to learn in-depth about more than a century's worth of Milanese residential lifestyles, and the tastes of the city's art collectors, through the vicissitudes of those who inhabited these four residences and through the works that have been gathered there.