The Bagatti Valsecchi Museum is a house-museum, found in one of the most exclusive streets of the heart of Milan. It is the result of an extraordinary story of collecting at the end of the 19th century, involving two brothers, Barons Fausto and Giuseppe Bagatti Valsecchi, who made the residence particularly welcoming and avant-garde for those times.
Starting from the eighties of the nineteenth century the two brothers dedicated themselves to the renovation of the family home inspired by the houses of the 16th century Lombard, but adding everything that could be futuristic in the world of the time: heating, running water and electricity.
The peculiarity, which makes the museum unique, is in fact not to perceive it as such. The structure, moreover, remained inhabited by the Bagatti Valsecchi heirs until 1976, when they decided to create a Foundation and to make their collection accessible to the public.
Twenty years later, in 1994, the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum opened to the public, making it one of the best preserved museum houses in Europe and one of the first great expressions of Milanese design.