It was built between 1932 and 1935 as
an independent single-family house
designed by Piero Portaluppi, one of
the greatest Italian architects of that
period, and is surrounded by a large
garden with tennis court
and a swimming pool.
The area, central but quiet and
wooded, appeared very attractive to
Angelo Campiglio and the Necchi
sisters, who, originally from Pavia,
wanted a home in Milan.
Starting from 1938, and for about
twenty years, the Necchi Campiglio
family made use of the architect
Tomaso Buzzi, who was
commissioned to arrange the
exterior and then to renovate the
furnishings of some rooms, in a style
inspired by eighteenth-century art,
softer and more elaborate
than the essentiality of the original
rooms of Portaluppi.
In 2009 Luca Guadagnino's film
“I am love” was shot in the villa.