This museum is interesting as a look at the way many rich Milanese families lived before the war. Much of Milan was flattened by bombs in the war and of the 150 palazzi before the war only 44 remain today.
It was built by 2 brothers, who were immensely rich, using much recycled material from churches and in a renaissance style. The furniture, some from 15th & 16th centuries, is in amazing condition and it is hard to believe that the family lived there until the 1980s. However even when originally built in the 19th century they did have the luxury of bathrooms with a fitted bath and shower, although not in a style we would recognise today.
Only one floor of the house is the museum the remainder is rented out to shops and businesses, which is a shame but it does give an impression of how they lived.
There is small room with family photos and possessions which is worth looking at to see how Victorian Milanese families lived. This is definitely worth some time.
There was no audio guide but there are plenty of room notes in English (as well as other European languages) and the curator who spoke excellent English was more than willing to answer any questions and talk about his passion for the house.
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