An icon of 20th-century Italian Modernism, Gio Ponti's influence on his hometown of Milan cannot be overstated. While visiting the city, be sure to visit the below structures designed by the polymathic architect, designer, academic, editor, and artist.
1. Church of San Francesco d’Assisi al Fopponino 2. Via Dezza Apartment Building 3. Ferrania Building 4. Montedoria Building 5. Church for the Hospital of San Carlo Borromeo
A Milanese architect active from the 1910s to '60s, Piero Portaluppi designed the Italian Pavilion for the Universal Exposition in 1929. After World War I, he went on to restore several of Milan's historic Renaissance treasures, and began designing numerous public works and office buildings as well as notable private residences. A brief tour of highlights from his oeuvre offers a glimpse of local history.
After the obligatory visit to Piero Portaluppi’s Villa Necchi on via Mozart 14 (see our Portaluppi Itinerary for more info), take a stroll on the surrounding streets to experience one of Milan’s most exclusive and entrancing neighborhoods, in this guide from Noemi Bonazzi.
The seasoned Italian gallerist—who owns satellite spaces in London and Hong Kong, and celebrates the 30th anniversary of his flagship location in Milan this year—shares a few favorite places from his hometown.