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“still cutting-edge architecture and design”

Villa Necchi Campiglio
Ranked #8 of 1,028 things to do in Milan
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

The Villa Necchi Campiglio is a real rarity: a luxurious estate (replete with pool and tennis court) in the midst of downtown Milan. The home's external lines are sleek and modern; a gracious Art Deco canopy over the entrance sets the stage for the public rooms inside. The home bears the mark of two distinct architects, the best, most lasting work being that of original designer Piero Portaluppi, whose minimalist approach still feels ultra-contemporary. The library and study are masterpieces in sleek understatement, the latter a high-ceilinged, rosewood paneled sanctuary that wouldn't be out of place in "Metropolis." Upstairs rooms, the work of a later, postwar architect, are notable for their assemblage of original artifacts; closets along the upper corridor are occasionally opened to display elegant period fashions. Fans of the wonderful film "I Am Love" will recognize the villa as the setting for its fictional dysfunctional family; it looks even better in person.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

Do not miss this architectural wonder. P Portaluppi had carte blanche when designing this villa and it shows! Wonderfully preserved and very relevant today. The tour was informative, the temporary Picasso drawings display was fantastic, the family furnishings offered a rare glimpse into the owners lives. Great wines tasting by donna fugata wines after the visit. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 2, 2018

This is a must see in Milan. Amazing house. We booked onto the English tour, the guide was great and really added to the visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 23, 2018

We arrived too late for an English-speaking tour so instead returned after 2pm when it was possible to wander around the property without a guide. We had sufficient information on their self-tour sheets to understand the workings of each room, but in addition there were staff on hand to answer any questions. Much of the villa had been left as it would have looked in the 1920s, but perhaps the best room was the small art gallery featuring some sketches by Picasso among other famous artists. You get a strict five minutes in the gallery with a guide. The villa felt like an oasis in the city which is why we liked it so much.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

We are designers by profession and to have the opportunity to visit such a property was wonderful. The interiors were so well thought out as the architect also created the interiors, with sliding windows with separate security sliders all recessing into the walls was an incredible modern detail. The Guide was excellent and informative. The overall impression - well worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
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