ABBAZIA DI MIRASOLE, OPERA (MI)

In the southern area of the city of Milan, in the little town of Opera, there’s Mirasole Abbey. It was founded between the XII and the XIII Century by the religious order of “Umiliati”. It represents one of the most precious examples of Grangia, a rural housing unit built for[…]

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ALBERGO TERMINUS, COMO

The Terminus Hotel was founded in 1902 as a complementary structure to the nearby Grand Hotel Plinius. Used as what today would be called a luxury beauty farm, the Terminus was one of the first buildings in Como to have electric light.During World War I it was used as a[…]

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CASA FORNASETTI, MILANO

Born in 1913 in Milan, Piero Fornasetti was a designer and interior decorator, organizer of cultural events, painter and sculptor, art books’ printer, scenic designer, costume designer. In 1942 he frescoed Palazzo del Bo in Padova, and in that decade he began to collaborate extensively with Gio Ponti. His activity[…]

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CASA GRANDE, VALMADRERA (LC)

“Casa Grande”in Valmadrera is a villa built in the early XIX century by the architect Bovara. It is surrounded by a beautiful English garden designed by the architect Balzaretto, the same that has designed Milan’s public gardens. In 1817 Giuseppe Antonio Gavazzi bought the villa from Teresa Casati Confalonieri, wife[…]

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CASA MARCHETTI RAVISCEDO, CREMIA (CO)

A traditional farmhouse in Lombard style, built in several phases. As the families who lived and worked on its grounds flourished, cultivating vineyards and grain, so too was the house enriched by expansions and additions to the living space. The oldest section of the house dates from the 1700s. The[…]

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CASA MONTEROSSO, VENEGONO SUPERIORE, (VA)

Monterosso house, from the name of the hill on which is located, is in Vengono Superiore (Varese), at the border with the pine forest of Tradate and Appiano Gentile, and it’s reachable in 45 minutes by car from Milan. The manor consists of a big park -of 5 hectares-, held[…]

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CASCINA CASTELLO, CORTETANO (CR)

Cascina Castello is located in Cortetano, approximately 10 km from Cremona. Its structure with a close courtyard is typical of Lombard farms.In the XI century the area hosted Benedictine Monks and a castle. It is assumed that Cascina Castello has been built on this site, even though it does not[…]

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CASCINA SESMONES, CORNEGLIANO LAUDENSE (LO)

The name Sesmones goes back to ancient times, a mystery: an ancient legend tells of the presence of six monks, hence the name of the hotel (Ses Mones).The property, immersed in the countryside of Lodi, dates back to 1400, although some sources even handed down a foundation in 1200. Today the hotel Sesmones[…]

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CASTELLO DI CAIDATE, SUMIRAGO (VA)

The Caidate castle was born around the late medieval tower. The main body and its courtyard were built by the Visconti family in the XIV century.  In the XVII century, the castle was inherited by the Bigli family (1612), it was enlarged and the colonnade was built. Further additions were[…]

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CASTELLO DI LURANO (BG)

The Castello Secco Suardo is made up of a group of structures built around a central rectangular courtyard. The grand entryway is on the western façade, which faces the gardens (redesigned in the late 18th century as a botanical garden, including several rare and valuable species of trees and plants)[…]

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