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 first building, 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 reinterpretation of the Versailles of Louis XIV, the Regia Villa today presents itself in the structure as it was completed by the Arconati family at the end of the XNUMXth century, an expression of the care and elegance of Lombard Baroque on the layout of the previous seventeenth-century building.
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