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1. Villa Necchi Campiglio
Via Mozart, 14 (Porta Monforte/Quadrilatero del Silenzio)
The mother of all Portaluppi villas in pristine condition, and now a house museum with an excellent café.
Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Guided house tours only; the garden and café accessible without needing reservations or tickets.
Note: Portaluppi also designed the Villa Alberto Zanoletti at via Mozart 9, currently covered in glorious ivy.
2. La Vigna di Leonardo / Casa degli Atellani
Corso Magenta, 65 (Magenta)
The Renaissance palazzo that hosted Leonardo da Vinci while he painted “The Last Supper” (across the street) was renovated by Portaluppi in 1922 and then again in 1943 for the new owners, who happened to be his parents-in-law.
Everyday: 9 AM to 6 PM. Ticketed guided tours only.
Nearby: the original Pasticceria Marchesi, on the corner of Corso Magenta and via Santa Maria alla Porta
3. Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano
Via Giorgio Jan, 15 (MM1 Lima/Centrale
A grand dwelling in a 1930s Portaluppi-designed apartment building that also houses the modern Italian art collection of Antonio Boschi and Marieda Di Stefano.
Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Closed the month of August.
4a. Albergo Diurno Venezia
Piazza Guglielmo Oberdan (Porta Venezia)
An early Portaluppi masterpiece from 1925, the Albergo Diurno Venezia was an ornate underground Art Deco public bath that has been abandoned for years. It is currently being restored. For updates:
4b. Planetario Hoepli
Corso Venezia 57 / Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli (Porta Venezia)
Another early Portaluppi, from 1930, takes a more classical form with references to Étienne-Louis Boullée, with Art Deco touches sprinkled throughout.
Nearby: the mid-century classic Padiglione D’Arte Contemporanea (Pavilion of Contemporary Art) by Ignazio Gardella at via Palestro, 14.
5. Casa Corbellini-Wasserman
Viale Lombardia, 17 (Piola/Città Studi)
1936 Portaluppi villa that will house the new Massimo De Carlo Gallery in late 2018. Until then the famous Triennale marble staircase is visible on the exterior. Featured in AUGUST issue 01.
Nearby: The Sardinian restaurant Baia Chia at via Antonio Bazzini 37. Order the spaghetti with bottarga.
For more information on Piero Portaluppi, visit the website of the Fondazione Piero Portaluppi: www.portaluppi.org