Between a continuous row of houses and the uniformity of Villa Gromo’ wall, along the road of
Abbiategrasso we can admire Scotti Palace that stands at the bottom of a small ground exploited as a
The building has a peculiar 'U' plan. The front is a rather elongated rectangle emphatically marked by four half-columns that cross it in all its height; these divide the surfaces and impose the width of the openings.
The facade therefore is tripartite: two simple side surfaces and a central space divided by the half-columns. Horizontally the front is divided into two parts which detect the inner distributive character. The lower area is made of false rustication and there are three central arches and four windows, inserted without any frame.
The first floor has the features of a manor house. The rear facade is simple and without ornamental motifs. Three rooms on the first floor shall retain the original decoration: the central hall has walls adorned by false columns on an ochre background and imperial eaglets on the doors. The one on its right hand has a thick upholstery in gray damask on a blue background; in a third there is, at the centre of the ceiling, an oval picture painted with “putti”. The architectural and decorative details make us date the construction back to the beginning of the XIX century and to the neoclassical style.
The building was born as a residence and not as a holiday resort, to show off in Robecco and not to be mirrored in the Naviglio; and the name of villa is only attributed by analogy with other buildings. The Scotti, in fact, were from Robecco, family of beekeepers. Here they lived up to the first half of the twentieth century, when the palace became the seat of the Municipal Administration.
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