In 1932, architect Piero Portaluppi designed this sprawling estate in an Art Deco style, with inspiration coming from the decadent cruise ships of the 1920s. Once owned by the Necchi Campiglio industrial family, the tasteful and elegant home—which sits on one of Milan's most exclusive streets, Via Mozart—is a reminder of the refined, modern culture of the nouveau riche who accrued financial power in Milan during that era. The 2009 film I Am Love, directed by
Luca Guadagnino and starring Tilda Swinton, was mostly set in Villa Necchi.Tickets can be purchased at the ticket counter on the estate grounds. There is also a restaurant/caffe' on the grounds that is open for lunch. There are no longer audio tours in English. Some tour guides speak English, but speak quite slowly.