Villa Necchi Campiglio and Garden

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This Villa, built by Piero Portaluppi between 1932 and 1935 for the Campiglio family, is on via Mozart; in the 1930s, it was completely surrounded by trees and green lawns, thus the abovementioned architect would enjoy a garden with a lot of outstanding plants.

Today, visitors can still admire some of the original plants, such as magnolias, plane trees, lindens, beeches, and hornbeams which offer their shade to the garden, also embellished with a large number of herbaceous plants like the lilies of the valley (Convallaria nana) and Pachysandras. Endless ivy, viburnums, and hydrangea blooms blend in perfect harmony with the winding paths. Flowerbeds of seasonal herbaceous and formal box hedges surround the pool, following its geometric development.

At the main entrance of the Villa, there is an example of an urban vegetable garden – built right in the heart of town. It features several flower beds crisscrossed by walkways and cultivated with painstaking craftsmanship.

There are, for example, seasonal vegetables such as tomatoes, courgettes and aubergines (sown in spring-summer), as well as cabbage, chards and salads(sown in autumn-winter); last but not least, there are also several officinal plants such as thyme, rosemary and sage, cut flowers, raspberries, and strawberries. Some fruit trees were planted also along the walls.

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