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A nice discover in Milan: Villa Necchi

First stop of our trip was Milan where we met our friends Chiara, Giovanna, Enrico, Gabriella and Giorgia. We arrived at Milano Centrale, a splendid example of fascist architecture; even if you’re in a hurry don’t let to have a glance around.

Sky was blue and weather was fine so we didn’t spend a lot of time in museums; we’d rather enjoy walking downtown around Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Piazza del Duomo and the Giardini Pubblici. The only exception was Villa Necchi Campiglio: a house museum 5 minutes from the city center. The Necchi’s were a rich family of Pavia who made fortune in the sewing machines industry. They called the famous architect Portaluppi to build their Milanese dwelling between 1932 and 1936.  The villa style is a marriage between modern architecture and aristocratic tastes. After the Second World War the interior designer Tomaso Buzzi revisited in a classical style some of the rooms to adapt the villa to the nobility standards.


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