Yesterday I visited first Pasticceria Marchesi above the Prada store in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, to look at the architecture and drink a coffee. It was a very interesting experience. When you enter the staircase, you smell the green perfume of the fashion house Prada Infusion d’iris created by perfumer Daniela Andrier. The interior is coloured ‘pistachio’ green and has half round windows that give the visitor a view on the Galleria outside. When you enter the space at the first floor then you enter a mixture of the 19th century, the fifties and contemporariness.  After my short stay in this interesting cafe, I visited the garden of villa Necchi Campiglio in the city centre of Milan. Villa Necchi was ones property of a sewing machine and ironing iron industrial family and is constructed between 1932 and 1935. The Italian avant-garde architect of the time Piero Portaluppi has designed the modern art deco building. The sisters Gigina and Nedda Necchi changed together with the husband of the first mentioned sister from Pavia to Milan. In this grand and modern villa they lived together and gave many parties for the high society. The villa and its garden with magnolia trees form now a point of rest in the every day busy city.

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Pasticceria Marchesi, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan