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Villa Sormani in Brugherio: photos, description (Villa Sormani)

Villa Sormani located in the district of Moncucco city Brugherio, Lombardy. It was here in 1784, the year count Paolo he is not here demonstrated the first in Italy the flight of the balloon. He is not here himself and two of his assistant raised in a balloon to a height of about 1,500 meters and flew a few kilometers, for which he later received the medal of Joseph II, king of Germany and Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. On site there is also a Church, brought here from Switzerland.

The legends say that once the Villa was a castle, which rises majestically over the surrounding area. In 1733, the year the Milanese architect Giovanni Ruggeri, who worked in the Baroque style, built a Villa for count Carlo bolaños. Later, in 1779, the year she was sold to the family, he is not here. Some time in the Villa kept the family collection of paintings, among which were works by the great Canaletto.

At the end of the 18th century Villa owned by Gian Mario he is not here, whose younger brother became interested in flying balloons after the first such flight, held in France in 1783, the year. Later the Villa was sold to Joseph Sormani, cousin, he is not here, but in the 20th century, it changed hands several times.

Originally, the Villa had a U-shaped, with the main façade facing the city centre. The current two-story building is remarkable hipped roof covered with tiles, and a sweeping staircase leading to the garden entrance, framed by columns. The Villa is located the Church of San Lucio in Monkukko. The Church building was transported to Italy from Switzerland on the initiative of the architect Giocondo Albertolli, which thus saved the Church from demolition. I must say that the analysis of the Church in Lugano, its transportation in Brugherio and re-Assembly took more than 17 years! In 1994, the year the Church was restored. As for the Villa itself, it also was restored in the 1980-ies and is divided into several private apartments.