Real estate complex, called Villa Maino, that goes back to the first part of the 900s, situated in the proximity of the centre of Gallarate, in the Province of Varese. The building, planned by Arch. Carlo Moroni in Liberty style limited for its historical and architectural value, is well adaptable to be used as a touristic and hotel facility or to be transformed into housing. L'immobile è attualmente utilizzato dall’Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali "G. Puccini", in virtù di un contratto d'uso a titolo gratuito avente scadenza nel 2019.
Free of charge loan for use with a duration of ten years 2009-2019, at the expiry can be renewed for another period to be defined, after adoption of formal decisions. By Istituto Superiore Studi Musicali “G. Puccini” of Gallarate drafted pursuant to Law n° 508/1999-Decree of the President of the Republic n° 132/2003 and approved by the Education department in date 11.06.2007.
The real estate complex is made up of the main villa, articulated on three levels above the ground and a basement level, by the former home for the guardian (on two levels) and is surrounded by a large area used as garden and partially as parking space. The property presents characteristics and details of high value; externally it presents lodges in column shape, external areas partially covered by cubes and marble pieces, scratched and decorated like a mosaic; the doors present a lined frame with marble ornaments. Internally, the rooms have lined floors with decorated borders, while the entrance and corridors are in granite decorated like a mosaic; the doors have a lined frame decorated with polychrome glass and brass handles, most of the rooms are covered with silk material, ceilings decorated with paintings, while the internal stairway is covered in Carrara marble with handmade iron banisters. The building of the guardian, includes the home, the car parking area and some other areas, presents high value aspects, with decorations that repeat the ornamental style of the villa. The garden has the original design of the green area, with plants with long stems. The complex, according to the General Regulatory Plan is classified in the “Residential areas of high-value (art. 32)” and is partially subject to “Limits of railway buildings” (art. 57). The main destination is residential, with the exclusion of the destinations with productive use, commercial use, recreational activity in open air.
Villa Maino is situated in the Municipality of Gallarate (53,425 inhabitants), in the Province of Varese (890,528 inhabitants), in a residential context, near the city. The Municipality is part of the Park of Ticino, it comes to be in the plain of the Basso Varesotto, near the hills of Crenna and Cajello and is crossed by the stream Arno and its large Sorgiorile. Industrial centre active in its field, the city represents an important node of interchange for the regional railway (lines Domodossola-Milano, Luino-Milano and Porto Ceresio-Milano). The railway station, that guarantees connections with the cities of Varese and Milan as well as the numerous municipalities of the region, is 1 km from the property. The city is very well served by the highway network, through SS-3 of Sempione, the SS-336 and the highway A-8 (Milano-Varese), with the exit “Gallarate” that is 1 km away, while the international airport of Milan Malpensa (2nd Italian airport with 22 million passengers in 2017) is 15 km away.