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Grand Hotel

Villa Torretta

Nestled in the greenery of the park Nord of Milan, Grand Hotel Villa Torretta is a prestigious noble residence belonged to the richest and noblest families of Milan, Today, the villa has been designed for a reception that reflects the spirit and atmosphere of yesteryear. The splendor of the XVII century shines even in the halls and the rooms and courtyards that make Grand Hotel Villa Torretta a place of unique charm around the Milan area, ideal for unforgettable events such as weddings, cocktail parties, banquets and business meetings but also convention to live in a magical atmosphere.

Villa Torretta

Charme e confort

. The 78 rooms (divided among Suites, Junior Suites, Executive and Superior), all decorated differently and offer the most modern hospitality services, combining charm and comfort, and deploying a unique personality. Gli arredi delle camere in stile d’epoca si sposano a mobili moderni ed esclusivi. The antique furnishings blend with modern furniture and exclusive.
The frescoes, wooden beams of the attic, the precious marbles, the suites are a real oasis of charm.

Testimonials

      The room looked lovely , very elegant , very nice . But in the evening when I switched on the bedside light I noted the thick layer of dust on the table . I opened the slippers and found they had been used before ....More

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    10/29/2018

      The room looked lovely , very elegant , very nice . But in the evening when I switched on the bedside light I noted the thick layer of dust on the table . I opened the slippers and found they had been used before ....More

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    10/29/2018

      The room we had was damp. over heated and of poor standard. the coffee table was stained and marked. the minibar times on the desk were covered in dust. The complementary items in the bathroom were presented in a re-used cardboard shabby box. I had...More

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    11/22/2018

History

Grand Hotel Milano Villa Torretta is one of the most fascinating historical villas in Milan

Located just over the northeast border of Milan, Villa Torretta is a noble residence rebuilt on the site of an earlier building, probably a medieval fortress.

It is said that several historical figures spent time here, including, in 1323, King Robert, who chose to meet in this noble villa Marco and Galeazzo Visconti’s troops. Some reporters remember it as a “fortified place nearby Bicocca”, and others point out that the Tower “was used to be a lookout for Bicocca’s castle.” Moreover, there are texts that claimed an underground burrow that connects “Torretta” with Villa Arcimboldi. Its dubbed U-shaped structure creates two courts: one rural and the other noble. This approach reflects a double social role, according to a typical use of suburban villas in Milan.

Between the 16th and 17th century, thanks to the Countess Delia Spinola Anguissola Villa Torretta became a center of good living and beatitudes. From this time on it was one of the most famous location for celebrations, jousts and dances.

Following an enlargement and ornamentation process, the halls on the main floor were decorated with frescoes, as well as portraits of noble families and landscapes. The house and the gardens were embellished with marbles, rare plants and flowers.

When Delia died without having any heirs, the property passed to Marino’s family, then to D’Este, later to Serbelloni and at the end of the 18th century to Busca Arconati Visconti.

In 1943 the ownership documents related to Villa Torretta’s history were destroyed by Second World War bombing. Further changes in ownership occurred during the 20th century caused its transformation into a rural building and dormitory for the workers of the nearby Breda Company; these changes prompted Villa Torretta towards an irreversible state of decay.

Its frescoes were hidden by wooden ceilings and living rooms divided into smaller rooms. Upper floors balconies were used to get new rooms; the same happened to the beautiful porch, which has become a stable for farm animals.

During his slow process of decay, the villa has gradually lost all its noble nature. Thanks to the recent restoration completed in 2002, including the restoration Santa Margherita oratory, Villa Torretta is now back to its former glory.

The Caphel (Oratory Of Santa Margherita)

Inside Grand Hotel Villa Torretta’s park there is Santa Margherita’s Oratory, an important example of Milan’s chapel.Countess Delia Spinola Anguissola on the site of an earlier religious building probably a medieval one rebuilt the chapel, dedicated to St. Margherita, in 1607. Co-owners, as shown by a 1603 inscription, were the Saints Dominic and Francis; the same inscription commemorating “comitissam Deliam Spinolam Anguisciolam” as the founder. The three Saints were depicted on three glass windows (now disappeared): a decorative and unusual element of decoration for an oratory, as in the descriptions contained in the reports where most of the windows were closed by wood doors or canvas.

Oratory contains different frescoes with Saints, the Virgin and angels, whose paternity is uncertain. Still consecrated, it is the site of Sunday mass. Little curiosity: Mastroianni in“La Notte” 1961.

Masterpiece of the Italian Neorealism, awarded with the Golden Bear at the Berlin Festival. Some frames of the movie where Marcello Mastroianni and Jeanne Moreau were filmed inside the courtyard of Villa Torretta overlooking Santa Margherita Oratory.

Restaurant

With a refined à la carte menu the chef invites you to discover the delights of the best traditional Milanese and national, accompanied by a sophisticated selection of wines. 

Business center

Grand Hotel Villa Torretta has meeting rooms ideal for small or large conventions, press conferences, sample presentations, business meetings.

Weddings

Nestled in the greenery of the park Nord of Milan, Grand Hotel Villa Torretta is a prestigious noble residence belonged to the richest and noblest families of Milan.

Villa restoration

Historical sites

Before restoration