Villa Lo Zerbo - Ticino Park

Villa for Sale in Besate

  • Price: €1.800.000
  • Interior (mq): 700
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5
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Christie's International Real Estate - Milan Exclusive is pleased to offer for sale this mid-century villa designed by Piero Portaluppi, one of the most important architects and urban planners of the 20th century in Italy. The villa is immersed in the nature of the Ticino Park, Italy's first nature reserve, and is located in the municipality of Besate (MI), less than 20 minutes from Milan.

The entrance opens onto a hexagonal hall with a fireplace, which leads to an imposing living room with exposed beams, an elegant dining room and a historic library, while floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the courtyard and the charming rose garden. All floors are covered in original period terracotta tiles. An imposing wooden staircase leads to the sleeping area, where there are 5 bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. Each room has a view of the park and the courtyard.

On the property there is also a beautiful small consecrated church, an element of rare architectural beauty, decorated with frescoes by the Milanese Francesco Porro in 1716, called "Sanctuary of the Madonna of Zerbo". Its origins date back to the 1600's, during the terrible plague, when the inhabitants, who miraculously survived, decided to build a church in thanksgiving for the narrow escape from danger. Inside it is possible to admire a fresco of 1500 called "Madonna and Child", a fresco that was detached and later framed to make an altarpiece.
The property comprises a park of over 5 hectares and an old 16th century cottage, which can be used as a small annex.

The location of the property is privileged: a stone's throw from Milan and less than an hour from major cities such as Pavia, Vercelli, Novara and Alessandria.

*This information and floor plans are for reference only and do not constitute contractual items.*