These historic House-Museums were originally family homes. However, thanks to the foresight of their inhabitants/collectors – whether famous or unknown, noble or poor - they became precious museums. These aptly named museums narrate the personal, social, economic, dynastic, collecting and entrepreneurial stories of their inhabitants and, therefore, also the history and culture of their times and the landscape of the territory in which they are deeply rooted.
The Network of Milan’s Historic House was created in 2008: a city museum network with the aim of promoting the historical, cultural and artistic Milanese heritage through the lives of some exemplary residents. The house museums comprised in the circuit, Poldi Pezzoli, Bagatti Valsecchi, Boschi Di Stefano and Villa Necchi Campiglio are historic houses belonging to Lombard families. The evocative interiors re-enact the past with traditional furnishings of those times; they showcase precious treasures such as paintings, pottery, furniture and gold and silver objects. Inimitable collections of cultural heritage that the owners collected during their lives and that have been generously donated to the city.