THE SERBELLONI FAMILY HISTORY
Grande Gabrio, dealer in arms and valorous military hero of the XVI century; Gabrio III, the learned cognoscente of the 1700s who commissioned Palazzo Serbelloni, and together with Parini, inspired the magnificent decorations of Villa Sola Cabiati; his son, Gian Galeazzo, whose name went down in history for hosting Napoleon Bonaparte in the Palazzo in 1796. Six centuries of history from the 1600s to the present, in the lives of the Serbelloni family and their descendants.
THE PALAZZO - ITS HISTORICAL PERIOD AND ARCHITECTURE
The social and political history of the times.
At the end of the XVIII century, Lombardy underwent a series of changes and transformations, not only at a political and administrative level, but in particular, in its population’s values and standard of living.
THE PIANO NOBILE AND NAPOLEONIC STATEROOMS
The piano nobile holds within its walls memories of eighteenth century splendors, and illustrious people who here lived, danced, worked and entertained ladies, gentlemen and heads of state.
The staterooms have retained their air of majesty, opening one into the other in an endless and timeless sequence.
The past is linked with the present in each stateroom where everyday its memory is reinvented.
RENOVATING THE PIANO NOBILE - Arch. Andrea Gola
The project to renovate and re-qualify the main floor of the Palazzo was intended to restore its original role as a “salon” open to the people and city of Milan. The reception halls on this floor were fitted out to host large cultural and social events, creating a “salon” where ideas and people could meet. Once again the Palazzo could glory in the life and prestige that Architect Cantoni, and the Serbelloni family had envisioned at the end of the XVIII century.