Surrounded by a quiet garden in the centre of Milan, Villa Necchi Campiglio is an iconic residence designed by architect Piero Portaluppi in the early 1930s, for sisters Nedda and Gigina Necchi, and Gigina’s husband Angelo Campiglio, who embodied the most modern and lively upper-middle class of Northern Italy at the time. Working hard and being en vogue were trademarks of the family. In 2001, the Necchi sisters entrusted the Villa to FAI - Fondo per l'Ambiente Italiano, the Italian trust for the protection of historical, artistic and landscape heritage.
The linear and wide spaces of the house were designed to host many guests. Luxury and modernity of comfort are harmoniously blended, from the splendour of the decorative furnishings to the sun-soaked veranda. In the 1930s the house sported all the mod-cons of the day. Outside, a tennis court and a swimming pool were among the earliest private facilities in Milan. The original artworks of the house have been enriched at the bequest of the de’ Micheli and Gian Ferrari collections (including Tiepolo, Canaletto, Sironi, De Chirico, Martini, Wildt) and by the Sforni collection (20th century works on paper by Picasso, Fontana, Modigliani, Matisse, among others).