Palazzo Dugnani

Built upon the wishes of the Meda family at the end of the 17th century as an authentic villa surrounded by greenery, Palace Dugnani still retains the characteristics of an elegant patrician residence. In its heyday, between 1758 and 1846, it became a main artistic and social hub. At that time it was inhabited and named after the important Dugnani family that, already under the Visconti and Sforza rules, had played important roles. Purchased in 1846 by the municipality of Milan, up to 1893 it was the home of the Museo di Storia Naturale. It then became the "Alessandro Manzoni" girls’ school and became the1st language high school in Italy, managed by the municipality and the Museo del Cinema