Villa Necchi Campiglio
Built for a sewing-machine industrialist in the Thirties, this patrician palazzo is an exercise in Milanese modernism. The Villa Necchi Campiglio is all straight lines and no-nonsense layouts, and served as the location for the 2009 film I Am Love, starring Tilda Swinton. Works on show include a Canaletto, plus early 20th-century art by Sironi, Martini and de Chirico, but it’s the everyday objects that steal the show: monogrammed hairbrushes, malachite ashtrays and silk evening gowns.
Via Mozart 14 (00 39 02 76340121; visitfai.it/villanecchi)
Pinacoteca di Brera
The Pinacoteca started out as a study collection of drawings and plaster casts for students of the Accademia di Belle Arti. It is now considered one of Lombardy’s finest