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Villa Reale: photo, description (Villa Reale)

Villa Reale, also called Villa Belgiojoso, was built between 1790 and 1796 m over the years as residence of count Lodovico Barbiano di Belgiojoso. The architect Leopoldo Pollack designed it in the neoclassical style with the main entrance from the street, via Palestro. In front of the Villa is a Park of Indro Montanelli, also known as the Park of Porta Venezia because of its location near the city gate of Porta Venezia.

In 1920, the year Villa Reale became property of the municipality of Milan, and a year later it housed the municipal gallery of modern art. Several decades later, near the Villa built pavilion Padiglione, Contemporanea d'arte (contemporary art). Behind the Villa you can see the garden in traditional English style with a pond in the center — also the work of Leopoldo Pollack.

In the Gallery of contemporary art in Milan presents the work of Italian and European artists of 18-20-th centuries. A noble Milanese family donated the gallery of paintings of eminent artists — Giovanni Fattori, Silvestro Lega, Giovanni Boldini, Vincent van Gogh, Edouard Manet, Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, and others In recent years part of the gallery's collection was moved to the Museum of the 20th century.