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Villa Necchi Campiglio is one of Milan house museums, together with Poldi Pezzoli Museum, Bagatti Valsecchi Museum and Boschi di Stefano House Museum. The Network of Historic House Museums in Milan was born in 2004 in order to promote the cultural and artistic Milanese heritage as seen through the eyes of its protagonists and preserved in unique places.
House museums are historic houses that belonged to well-known Lombard families and that preserve art treasures such as paintings, majolica, furnishings and objects in precious metals: works of art collected by the house owners-collectors and that have been generously donated to the city of Milan. Every room of the houses is inspired by the past, through atmosphere and typical furnishings that enhance Milan’s multiple identities.
Villa Necchi Campiglio, on via Mozart, is a sumptuous residence nestled in the heart of the city, surrounded by vast gardens, tennis courts and a swimming pool. It was built between 1932 and 1935 by the Milanese architect Piero Portaluppi, and was later expanded by his contemporary Tommaso Buzzi. This a residence is a landmark to the entrance of Rationalism into modern architecture.
As well-known representatives of the industrial upper class of Lombardy, the Necchi Campiglio family led a life of comfort and elegance, as can still be witnessed in the harmonious blend of architecture and the decorative arts in their villa.
In 2001 the villa became property of the Fai – Fondo per l’Ambiente Italiano - thanks to the generosity of Gigina Necchi Campiglio and Nedda Necchi.