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ARCHITECTURE and CINEMA: I’M LOVE and VILLA NECCHI in MILAN

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Entrance – Villa Necchi – Milan

This time I want to talk you about a hidden treasure that is located in Milan: Villa Necchi by Milanese architect Piero Portaluppi in 1935, Necchi Campiglio Villa brims with decorative arts and furnishings collected by the Lombard industrial family, a unique and important piece of architecture that perfectly captures the Milanese style.

I’ve already told you how much I love the architecture of this period and this villa is a gem nestled in a small green oasis near the Corso Magenta in Milan.

This place has been the main set of the Guadagnino’s film I’M LOVE with Tilda Swinton and great italian theater actor Pippo Delbono.
A precious movie where the aesthetic component is very important in the characters’ description (scenography and costume design are simply perfect).
Especially the clothing speaks something about the character’s identity, situation, dreams or whatever!! Just as we wake up daily and decide how to present ourselves to the world, I want to see the characters in films do likewise and embrace their own personal style. I recommend you to see it.

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I’M LOVE by Luca Guadagnino

VILLA NECCHI constructed between 1932 and 1935, Necchi Campiglio Villa has survived completely intact, both outside with its ample yard, tennis court and pool, and inside with its rich succession of rooms. Architecture, decorative arts, furnishings and collections express as a harmonious whole the high standard of living of the owners, who belonged to the upper middle class of Lombard industrial families. At the same time, the fervor of daily activity is adequately witnessed by the service areas of the house, the pantry, the kitchens and bathrooms, all still graced with their original facilities.

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In addition, two important donations enrich the visit: Claudia Gian Ferrari’s collection of early 20th century art and Alighiero de’ Micheli’s collection of 18th century paintings and decorative arts. Then you can have also the opportunity to see Morandi, DeChirico, Sironi and Canaletto masterpieces.

VILLA NECCHI CAMPIGLIO, via Mozart, 14 – 20122 Milano, Italia
From Wednesday to Sunday,10 A.M. to 6 P.M. Last entrance: 5:30 P.M. phone: +39 02 76340121 – f +39 02 76395526 email: fainecchi@fondoambiente.it

VILLA NECCHI / FAI

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One thought on “ARCHITECTURE and CINEMA: I’M LOVE and VILLA NECCHI in MILAN

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