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“Interesting view into the recent past”

Villa Necchi Campiglio
Ranked #11 of 918 things to do in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

We had a delicious lunch in the bright and airy lunchroom on these grounds. The villa is filled with beautiful objects and a great representation of "modern" 1930's architecture. It was an interesting view of the life of the elite in the recent past. The guide spoke in Italian but we were given a transcript in English to read as we toured the villa. I felt we missed some of the information being given, but still enjoyed the experience,

Thank Becky-Seibert
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

We were tipped off by a friend that we should make time for this hidden attraction - a mansion tucked away off the beaten track. A rainy day made it a no-brainer and we made it just in time for the last tour of the day.

It's an interesting point - so often you will visit an attraction and make of it what you will - but to have a personal guide walking you around the family home with an excellent level of detail given to fill in the blanks of your understanding - it makes all the difference.

I had a bit of a hangover at the time and when the tour started, I was a little uncertain about it taking an hour, but it flew by - even if our man's English wasn't quite clearly enunciated all the time!

A great hour of history, culture and art.

Thank JLloydLondon
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

A real gem in one of Milan's most beautiful areas (and indeed, one should walk around the villa after the tour to admire the surrounding buildings too). The guided tour lasts about one hour, takes the visitors around this grand style architectural jewel. Many innovative feature for the time of construction and incredible luxury coupled with great good taste. As you walk around, you will be immersed into and taken back to the 30s, imagining the life of this very rich, cultured high society Milanese family and during this walk you'll be able to admire the extraordinary wood, marble and metal materials used to embellish it and all the innovative and original features of the rooms, corridors, living and dressing rooms and bathrooms, built and conceived in true Art Deco style for the family and its visiting guests. Paintings from a private collector's donation decorate the walls to add to the period atmosphere.
A very interesting visit and should not be missed.

1  Thank judit88
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

The villa is open only on certain days from 10 am. You can only visit it in a group with a guide. You are taken through the history of the building of this architectural milestone, created between 1932 and 1935. In each room you are invited to note the special materials used by the architects, the special doors, and the works of art which have been donated later. The guides are very helpful, some speak good English, and the visit last approximately 45 minutes. It is highly instructive, and distinctively interesting like a plunge in the middle of Northern Italian Modernism. There were some children when I visited and they seemed very keen to look around and ask questions. The guides were very good in answering them. An excellent experience.

Thank Diago_34
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

The villa was built in the 1930's by a famous Italian architect for a rich Milanese family and now belongs to FAI, the Italian equivalent of the British National Trust. You can still see the original furniture, art works and clothes of the owners and get a taste of their life in the early years of the last century. There is a meeting room for events, a park and a café. The villa has been used as location for movies.

Thank NicolettaC
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