Residenza Vignale is located in Milan, in a strategic area in the central Magenta-Vercelli zone. Its proximity to important establishments such as the Triennale, the Fondazione Stelline and the Museum of Science and Technology, as well as the presence of commercial streets like Corso Vercelli, make this historical residence an ideal venue for the hosting of cultural and promotional events. The area is extremely well served by public transportation, in particular the Line 1 underground (the entrance to Conciliazione station is just 50 metres away).
Residenza Vignale, constructed in the early 20th century, boasts a splendid Milanese 'Art Nouveau' Liberty architectural style and showcases interiors of exceptional beauty. The residence includes four reception rooms and a spacious entrance hall, each uniquely adorned with a variety of colours and furnishings featuring valuable period pieces. These ground-floor rooms offer charming views of a blooming courtyard that seamlessly integrates with the indoor spaces. Residenza Vignale is a remarkably adaptable venue suitable for various events, both private and corporate, including exhibitions. Recently renovated, it is equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
THE HISTORY AND ART OF RESIDENZA VIGNALE
The construction of the Villa dates back to the years 1905-1907, when it was built as the residence of an Austrian prince who wished to reside in Milan, because he had fallen in love with a young Milanese woman.
The original project, designed by architect Gattermayer, was also the result of a collaboration with Austrian architect Adolf Loos, a prominent figure in Viennese "fin de siècle" architecture. The façade, characterised by a pure and simple style, combines traditional Austrian decorative elements, such as the chequered balcony, and Milanese Art Nouveau Liberty style elements, such as the ‘putti’ cherubs supporting the terrace. The main building, intended as the Prince's residence, is on two floors: the ground floor features large salons with access to the courtyard, while the first floor houses the bedrooms and sitting rooms.
On the other side of the courtyard are the servants' quarters, located in an unusual building with dark wooden mouldings and a lovely bow window. There are also horse stables and a coach house, the latter protected by an elegantly decorated iron canopy.
Following the death of the Prince in battle in 1914, the house passed into the hands of various owners. It was raised by a few floors in the 1950s, but it still retains the old charm of the façade and courtyard. The furnishings inside include gilded mirrors and consoles, tapestries, paintings, carpets and a refined Sicilian living room with wood panelling and mirrors. The original appearance of the basic structure remains unchanged, from the elegantly decorated ceilings and the parquet and marble floors, to the pure and grand style of the staircase and the reception rooms.
Following meticulous restoration work in 2002, the property was transformed into a prestigious venue for events, conferences and exhibitions under the name of “Residenza Vignale”.
FACILITIES AND SERVICES: WEDDINGS AND PRIVATE EVENTS IN MILAN
Vignale Residence is pleased to host weddings, private and corporate events, product presentations and photo and film shoots. Prices for private events are available upon request.
PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY
Santa Maria delle Grazie Church and Leonardo Da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’, the Museum of Science and Technology, the Triennale, Palazzo delle Stelline.