IN the Parco delle Groane
The Parco delle Groane is a protected area that occupies the most continuous and important semi-natural terrain of the upper Lombard plain to the northwest of Milan. It is a territory of moor of great geological interest, consisting of clayey shelves. Its extensive moors, which preserve peculiar species of flora and fauna, gradually extend towards the forest of Scotch pines and birches, until they mature in tall woods of oaks and hornbeams.
Villa Arconati-FAR is among the main points of historical and artistic interest of the Park. In fact, the last moors of the Milan area survive around the Villa, characterized by an heather that explodes in pink flowers at the end of the summer.
In the green area near the Villa, you can also discover interesting evidence of industrial archeology, thanks to the presence of the ruins of two Hoffmann furnaces from the 19th century.
You can visit the Park with walking paths and its rich network of cycle paths, which allow you to spend an entire day along a protected path through forests, moors and cultivated fields.
Close to Fieramilano Rho and former Polo EXPO
Villa Arconati-FAR is located only 3 km from Fieramilano Rho Pero, the main one of the two exhibition districts of Fiera Milano. The new Polo, designed by Massimiliano Fuksas, has initiated a process of transformation and redevelopment of the entire area, through the disposal or refunctionalization of production facilities and the definition of a new vocation. Fieramilano can be reached from Milan by underground (Red Line 1) which has its terminus at the Fiera.
The former Expo 2015 area, north-west of Milan, occupies an area of 1.7 million square meters, including part of the city of Rho, at the center of a very rich and integrated structural system: line 1 of the subway, three motorway routes (the A4 Turin-Milan-Venice, the A8 / A9 Milan-Como-Chiasso and Milan-Varese, the Tangenziale ovest, which continues southwards with the A1 Milan-Rome-Naples), the rail link to High speed with a new dedicated station, the Milan airport system (Linate, Malpensa, Orio al Serio). The project to refurbish the Expo area as a new Milanese university complex is extremely interesting due to its proximity to the Villa.
Along the waterways
With cycle paths, footpaths, greenery and water, the Le Vie d'Acqua project aims to enhance the landscape and the environment of the open spaces to the west of Milan and the city's historic irrigation network. Thanks to the creation of a new channel (the new secondary Villoresi), the Expo 2015 site has represented the hub of an innovative sustainable mobility network that connects it to Milan and the territory. Next to the new canal that connects Villoresi to the Naviglio Grande, there is a cycle track of about 125 kilometers: the new green-blue ring starts from the Panperduto Dams and arrives, along the Villoresi, to the Groane Park and the Naviglio Grande, to return back following the towpath. The new Darsena is therefore the starting point and landing point of a vast project that will bring it back to one of the most beautiful places in Milan. Villa Arconati-FAR is located along the 8 km cycle path that starts from the northern towpath of the Villoresi Canal and arrives near the Expo 2015 site crossing the southern sector of the Groane Park.
The project was presented with a theatrical show that was told in a symbolic journey through the voices of some protagonists of Milanese life, including Philippe Daverio, Gualtiero Marchesi, Umberto Veronesi, Umberto Eco.
In the tourist circuit LET – Landscape Expo Tours
VVilla Arconati-FAR is included in the LET circuit - Landscape Expo Tours, within the framework of the "Strategic plan for the green system and the open space between the Polo Fiera & ndash; Expo and the north-west sector of the Milan metropolitan area ", supported by the Cariplo Foundation and elaborated by LANDMilano. The area today is the object of a path of identity redefinition characterized by three factors: the continuity with the metropolitan area, the reachability of the city center and the use of the rural landscape, with its cultural and natural excellences. The dwelling is part of the LET1 Historic Villas and Groane, for the stretch that connects it with Villa Litta and Villa Ricotti, and for the stretch that, through its wood, makes it the access door of the Groane Park, with its excellences such as the "trail of the 7 waterfalls" and the WWF Oasis of Bollate.