Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I Am Love: Villa Necchi Campiglio

I saw the Italian film I Am Love this past weekend and it was as gorgeous as I thought it would be. I'm not sure the actual story will appeal to everyone but it's worth seeing for the beautiful interiors. The Recchi family live in Milan in a fabulous villa that is actually the Villa Necchi Campiglio. As you can see by some of the photos, the producers took out some of the furnishings for a sleeker look befitting an "haute bourgeoisie" family. The Villa Necchi Campiglio was constructed from 1932-1935 by Milanese architect Piero Portaluppi in a style that is referred to as rationalism but also continues on with many luxurious details of the Art Deco period. I really loved all the woodwork, sliding doors and built-ins in the film and especially the lower level kitchen area. There seemed to be a bit of an upstairs/downstairs theme going on in the movie which was interesting as well. In the film, there was also a gate house that guests had to enter before walking up to the main house which creates a courtyard for the pool and garden in the front of the house. Definitely not what we're used to in the US but absolutely gorgeous! Villa Necchi Campiglio is open to the public and I definitely suggest that you put it on your list of places to see when visiting Milano! Ciao!













10 comments:

SPLENDEROSA said...

Wow. Double Wow. Really beautiful.

patuxxa said...

Beautiful. I find it fascinating that the villa looks so vivid and airy photographed under the sun... in the movie it was filmed with a lighting and in a manner as to suggest the oppression upon Emma...

Francine Gardner said...

Absolutely beautiful...must see the movie

Christina said...

So was it a good movie in general?

Maureen Sullivan Stemberg, Interiors said...

Magnificent, stunning and quite beautiful...I, too must see this film.

Concrete Jungle said...

Gorgeous....elegance personified....must see the film!

DailyDivaDish said...

Beautiful - especially the pool! I think I need to see this film.
XO Piper

Renee Finberg said...

omg!!!
i want to IN this post!!!

xx

Anonymous said...

i've been passing by this house nearly everyday since primary school, and is not even the most impressive in the neighbourhood, but the only one open to public.

and only one of the several gems we have here in italy

ciao from milano,
francesco

Matthew said...

Interesting, imperfect film.

Flawless house.

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