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Villa Arconati (Castellazzo)
Patron: Count Galeazo Arconati, 1592–1648
Location: Europe — Italy — Lombardia — Castellazzo
The Villa Arconati, which was depicted in Volume 2 of Marc’Antonio Dal Re’s Ville di delizie of 1743, is located in the Lombard
town of Castellazzo di Bollate and was built for the Arconati family,
whose role was not limited to patronage and extended into design.
The u-shaped villa, whose furnishings were among the grandest of
the Lombard villas, was set in elaborate Baroque gardens that included
elaborate parterres, a menagerie, and hornbeam hedges clipped in
the form of a garden theater.