history

The first information about the house, where our B&B is located, could be found in a 1580 notary document drawn up to divide the property inherited by the Mantegazza brothers. Eight years later a trade is registered between the Santa Redegonda nuns and the San Dionigi Monastery monks who take over the House in Cassinetta di Lugagnano and awarded Giovanni Mantegazza with perpetual investiture on the land. The Casa da Nobile was already U shaped. The West side of the house is supposed to be the more ancient nucleus of the sixteenth-century building, due to the presence of a cellar. It was composed of a hall on the first floor, stairs and rooms on the second floor, as part of the manor house. To the South, the court was facing the rural buildings where the kitchen, the machine for pressing, the instruments room were located. Toward the North, we can find the farmer house. The extension of the Italian garden, as indicated in the 1723 official maps, was the same as today. In1717 the House was bought by the Macinaghi brothers who, at the beginning of the 1700 century, started the restoration works and built up a part perpendicular to the existing one in order to host their families, completing the building in its actual shape. The garden was also embellished with pergolas, perspectives, fences and relaxation areas. Subsequently, the house was purchased first by the Pallavicini family, then by Fortunato Lampugnani who died without heirs, so he donated the property to the Major Hospital in Milan. From this Body, the house was finally purchased by the current owners by public auction. The Casa da Nobile and the green arched portal overlook the Piazzetta Trivulzio, it has an inner courtyard surrounded by U shaped building. Two sides of which are three stored, higher than the third one towards North which has only two stores. The facades are sober but decorated with cornices and faded painted fake windows. On the ground floor, there are two large halls overlooking the garden.