FOUR MUSEUM HOUSES IN MILAN OPEN THEIR DOORS FOR A TOUR THROUGH ART, ARCHITECURE AND HISTORY
4 Saturday mornings to learn about the History of Milan within the walls of prestigious houses.
The four museum villas, all located in centre of Milan, have in common the generosity of their founders, who have placed their homes and their art collections at community’s disposal and today they are fascinating places. To visit them let you know personal stories and taste choices that reflect the evolution and transformation of the Milanese society.
VILLA POLDI PEZZOLI via Manzoni, 12
It is part of the circuit of the “Museum Houses of Milan” and exhibits works of a lot of artists including: Perugino, Piero della Francesca, Botticelli, Antonio Pollaiuolo, Giovanni Bellini, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Pinturicchio, Filippo Lippi, Andrea Mantegna, Jacopo Palma the Elder, Francesco Hayez, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Jusepe De Ribera, Canaletto, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Luca Giordano. During our tour we will be able to admire “le Dame del Pollaiuolo”
VILLA BOSCHI DI STEFANO – via G. Jan, 15
Here You can see a selection of over two hundred paintings of the collection which belonged, together with the house, to Mrs Di Stefano and her husband Antonio Boschi (1896-1987), who made the house an inhabited museum.
VILLA BAGATTI VALSECCHI Via Gesu, 5 – Via Santa Spirito, 10
The Bagatti Valsecchi museum, open to the public since 1994, is one the most important and best preserved museum houses in Europe. To run it is a private foundation wanted by the heirs of Bagatti Valsecchi family in 1974 in order to show the public the collections of Renaissance art and Renaissance and Neo-Renaissance decorative object collected during the last decades of the 19th century by the brothers Fausto e Giuseppe to enrich their home.
VILLA NECCHI CAMPIGLIO Via Mozart, 14
Among the important people who have been hosted here there is Henry of Hesse: set designer for Teatro alla Scala, during his stays in Milan, he was housed in a room named in his honour “Room of the Prince”. There was also the “Room of the Princess”, reserved to the Princess Maria Gabriella of Savoy, a great friend of Necchi sisters. The tour will be in Spring so we will have the opportunity to visit its wonderful garden..
CALENDAR OF THE TOURS AND COSTS
24th January 2015: Villa Poldi Pezzoli
21st February 2015: Villa Boschi Di Stefano
14th March 2015: Villa Bagatti Valsecchi
18th April 2015: Villa Necchi Campiglio
Card for 4 guided tours: 35€
1 GUIDED TOUR: 18€
OPTIONAL APERITIF AT THE END OF THE VISIT OF MUSEUM VILLAS NEAR THEM
CARD RESERVATION BY JANAURY 18TH 2015
THE TOURS ARE FOR THE MEMBERS WHO HAVE PAID THE MEMBERSHIP FEE FOR 2015 (10€)
MEETING IN FRONT OF MUSEUM VILLA AT 10,00 O’ CLOCK
MEETING WITH GUIDE FEDERICA GORZA, RESPONSIBLE OF Walk Alternative Art Milan (WAAM)
TOUR LENGTH: ABOUT 1,30 HOUR
AT THE END AN OPTIONAL APERITIVE FOR PARTICIPANTS
CONFIRMATION WITHIN ONE WEEK BEFORE THE TOUR DATE, BY CONTACTING US BY MAIL OR BY PHONE