Villa Arconati, Augusto Rancilio Foundation
Among the most beautiful and majestic Villas of delight from Milan, Villa Arconati it is a heritage of great historical, cultural and architectural value. The Villa - which today, together with its Garden, is home to the Foundation Augusto Rancilio - it is located in the Groane Park, in the hamlet of Castellazzo di Bollate, from which it also takes the name of "Castellazzo", dating back to the early construction, in the Middle Ages. The Villa is still flanked, as originally, by a rural village and the church of San Guglielmo.
The extraordinary is the Garden, among the few made in Italy "to the French" and unique in Lombardy of such importance. Of a very articulated plant and particularly rich in tree species, decorative elements, sculptures and fountains, it represents one of the peculiarities that make Villa Arconati of great importance in the Lombard and national heritage.
The history of the Villa Arconati
Considered an Italian revisiting of the Versailles by Luigi XIV, the Regia Villa today presents itself in the structure as it was completed by the Arconati family in the late 18th century, an expression of the care and elegance of the Lombard Baroque on the installation of the previous seventeenth-century house.
The extraordinary is the Garden, among the few made in Italy "to the French" and unique in Lombardy of such importance. Of very articulated plant and particularly rich in tree species, decorative elements, sculptures e fountains, represents one of the peculiarities that make Villa Arconati of great importance in the Lombard and national heritage.
The interior spaces still demonstrate the taste and love for the arts that have in the past animated this noble residence, a cultural epicenter where the passion forarchitecture, modern art classic, the music and the science of "knights".
Services: location for events and opening to the public
Corporate events prices: € from 1000 to 2.500 / day
Various events prices: on estimate
Tour groups packages: from 180 €
Open to the public: from March to December - from 11.00 to 19.00
Entrance ticket: 7 € FREE ENTRY - 3 € guided tour supplement
Places of interest nearby:
Groane Park: a protected area that occupies the most continuous and important semi-natural soil of the upper Lombard plain to the northwest of Milan. It is a territory of moor of great geological interest, consisting of clayey shelves. Its extensive moors, which preserve peculiar species of flora and fauna, gradually extend towards the forest of Scotch pines and birches, until they mature in tall woods of oaks and hornbeams.