Villa Panza

Villa Panza

This is one of the most important museums in the Varese province. It is a wonderful 18th century villa and the elegant lines of its architecture create a perfect harmony with the contemporary works of art exhibited inside the exquisite rooms and stables, which include...
Villa Melzi

Villa Melzi

As a political rival political of Giambattista Sommariva, Francesco Melzi openly challenged him to build a Neoclassical villa and a refined English garden on the opposite shore of the lake with secular examples of the Cedars of Lebanon and suggestive botanical...
Villa Carlotta

Villa Carlotta

The Clerici villa was bought in1801 by Giambattista Sommariva, an art collector and one of the most powerful men in Italy during the days of Napoleonic rule: he enriched the gardens with exotic plants and the house with works by Canova, Thorvalden and Hayez,...
Dizzying contemporary heights

Dizzying contemporary heights

Futuristic architecture in Porta Nuova creates a new skyline for the city of Milan: the Vertical Forest, the Pirelli Tower, the Lombardy Region Palace and the Unicredit tower by Cesar Pelli are the tallest skyscrapers in Italy and serve as models of sustainability....