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Very interesting and lovely gardens, cafe and shop

A friend had mentioned this as a hidden gem in Milan and I wanted to visit as my mother had a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jennifer L
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Sydney, Australia
A must see for architectural / cultural movie buffs!

I am SOOOO happy I finally managed to make it here. Years after seeing "I Am Love" I wasn't able... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
NottyJ
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Eilat, Israel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend had mentioned this as a hidden gem in Milan and I wanted to visit as my mother had a Necchi sewing machine. English speaking guide gave lots of information including on individual artworks. Would definitely recommmend this but you’ll need to find out when the next guided tour starts as they don’t seem to encourage people to just wander around the gardens.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am SOOOO happy I finally managed to make it here. Years after seeing "I Am Love" I wasn't able to come by in previous trips to Milan, but this time I went out of my way. It was a bit confusing trying to arrange tickets but it was absolutely worth every penny.

The architecture, history, and beauty of the place cannot be understated, but probably not something that appeals to everyone.

Be sure to take the guided tour (you cannot walk about freely) and try to get there early. The gardens are also tranquil and unique--especially considering their location in the heart of Milan.

The volunteer tour guide was incredible. Worth every penny.

1  Thank NottyJ
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide Elizabeth was really easy to follow. She was very knowledgeable and friendly. No attitude. She was willing to answer any questions. She brought all to life.
The story is very interesting.
I highly recommend the tour in English or Italian.

Thank GeorgeDubiecki
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

My partner and I really enjoyed our tour around this stunning building. Due to her and me being impatient we opted for the Italian tour (even though we speak no words of Italian), even though we were advised to wait and hour for the English one. We arrived and were the only two people at the time, the staff being incredibly accommodating, found us an English translator, a lovely Cambridge University student who was spending a year in Italy on a placement. The in-depth information given whilst walking around the house was so interesting, learning about the family who lived there, what they did. They not only show off the furniture which was originally there, but the owner's hat collection, scarf collection, even the head servants room and dress. Genuinely such an interesting experience, there's even beautiful paintings dotted around, even a room temperature controlled to protect works from Picasso!
One of our favourite experiences in Milan, and for such a good price too!
My partner and I only paid five euro each, granted we're students, but still! For that price...you really can't say no.

3  Thank tan023
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Reviewed August 17, 2018

I found this place of TripAdvisor looking for things to do in Milan and was overwhelmed at the gorgeous design aspects. Anyone interested in architecture and design should visit. Fabulous shop at the exit too. Fascinating history of the villa. I would visit again on my next trip to Milan

2  Thank snowflake29
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Reviewed July 27, 2018

You might not be a guided tour sort of person. I am not but it was well worth trailing around with the tour guide here. We got an insight into the house and the family that we might not otherwise have had. Great building and interesting to hear about the history and how much they liked/did not like what their radical architect designed for them. Made me love my Necchi sewing machine just that little bit more!

1  Thank keke22
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Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

We were asking them for information on what the villa or the tour consisted of. They turned us away saying you have to book. No explanation about the ticket office or the contents. Absolutely appalling but the garden was special. We decided we didn’t want to contribute to their salaries. Idiots.

Thank Ebru C
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Reviewed July 5, 2018

A great example of timeless modernism, with an interesting family history. We were originally turned off by the fact that visits through the inside of the home require a one hour guided tour (included in ticket price); however, the tour was interesting, informative, and moved along quickly. The tour also highlighted history that we would never have known about otherwise, making the visit all the more special. Architects, interior designers and even those with a slight interest in design should enjoy. Note: most of the property is not air conditioned so it was a bit stuffy on a warm day but not unbearable.

3  Thank EvanSK85
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Reviewed June 28, 2018

We joined the English speaking tour of the villa and it was very informative and enjoyable. It is a beautiful house and garden. Don't miss it if you love Art Deco. Also, have a walk around the neighbourhood. Other amazing buildings are nearby, especially in the Art Nouveau style.

Thank Daisy024
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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.

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