Last Floor of the Villa

The top floor of the Villa was once divided into small rooms dedicated to service functions and used as servants’ quarters. These opened onto a corridor that acted as an access corridor featuring a depressed arch and barrel vaulted ceiling.

The rooms of this floor were seriously damaged by fire in 1993 that caused the loss of almost all the decorations and frescoes on the walls and ceilings, and in particular, those located in the western area of the villa, where several floors completely collapsed.
The rooms are not all viable and would need to be restored to allow to interpret the features of the rooms, the functionality of the neoclassical architectural design and the elegance of the interior decor, which can still be sensed from the clean lines of the mouldings on the upper bands of the corridor and rooms. A further element of quality seems to be the Venetian terrazzo mosaic floor, as well as the remains of some paintings that can be seen under the original plasters not affected by the fire. Even if these rooms had a service function and were not used for formal purposes, these spaces, in fact, were made comfortable and discreetly elegant thanks to the care given by architectural design and furnishings. This put the villa in Desio at the forefront of culture in the 19th-20th centuries, tending towards a still fully unclear modernity but allowing a glimpse of orientations towards the different strata of the Lombard-Brianza society.