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Villa Mirabello

Foto Villa Mirabello -  Villas und palaces
Foto Villa Mirabello -  Villas und palaces
Foto Villa Mirabello -  Villas und palaces
Foto Villa Mirabello -  Villas und palaces
Foto Villa Mirabello -  Villas und palaces
Foto Villa Mirabello -  Villas und palaces
Foto Villa Mirabello -  Villas und palaces
Foto Villa Mirabello -  Villas und palaces
Foto Villa Mirabello -  Villas und palaces
Foto Villa Mirabello -  Villas und palaces
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Milan - Villas und palaces: Villa MirabelloMostly represented styles: Renaissance

Villa Mirabello is located at the beginning of the outskirts of Milan, near the district Maggiolina and surrounded by small villas of the early twentieth century, that in fact represent for it a good campanionship.
It represents one of the most interesting examples of Lombardy suburban villa-farm of the fifteenth century, and it is one of the best preserved buildings in the area close to the city center of Milan together with the Bicocca of the Arcimboldi, both on the north of Milan and placed a short distance from one another, and theBolla Farmhouse in the San Siro quarter.

Linked to the family Mirabello, which probably built the first core of the villa, Villa Mirabello enters in 1445 in possession of Pigello Portinari, a Florentine nobleman in charge of managing the Bank Medici in Milan and patron of the Cappella Portinari inside the Basilica of Sant Eustorgio. After having it being owned by the Landriani family and Giovanni Marino in the mid-XVI century a phase of decline began for the villa, confined only to the agricultural function. This decline was interrupted only at the beginning of the twentieth century, thanks to a series of renovations, even stylistic character (Perrone , Annoni).
The Landriani family remained the owner of Villa Mirabello for just some tens of years, but the traces of that period are still visible today in the form of coats of arms that stand on the chimney of the main hall, along with the motto "sempre el dovere" painted on the walls and ceilings of villa next to figures of pomegranates and blue crosses.

The restoration of the first decades of the twentieth century, although not always done according to strict criteria of art history, gave new luster to the whole and were able to recreate the fifteenth aspect in its beauty.

The original core is represented by the L shaped buildings on the road, although subjected to various modifications. Original is also the small chapel with frescoed ceiling.

In the postwar period, Villa Mirabello was purchased by the Mulattos, as make a gift of it for the blinds of war, who want to make it the seat of their House of Work and patronage for the Blinds of war in Lombardy.

Currently Villa Mirabello is the property of Fondazione Villa Mirabello Onlus (formerly House of War Blind di Lombardia Onlus) and continues to be a focal point for issues related to severe visual impairment.

The villa can be visited on request, by contacting the Fondazione Villa Mirabello Onlus.

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Via Mirabello, 6 - 20125 Milano