Millesgården the Little Italy of Stockholm

Stockholm city center has many good italian restaurants but no concentration of italian culture in one spot like Little Italy in Nyc for example . 

The biggest concentration of Italian culture in one spot in Stockholm is without doubt Millesgården
The home, studio & gardens of Olga and Carl Milles was made to feel like their own Italy. 

Nowadays they even have a museum with their name joined at the opposite side of the former entrance of this remarkable Italian cultural heritage overlooking the Stockholm water inlet from the heights of Lidingö

The lower terass was built during the 1950´s when Olga and Carl Milles had returned to Europe after 20 yeas living in the USA. They spent the winters in Rome and most summers at Millesgården

The lower terass was created with the Italian piazza as model. Carl Milles wanted an open square set in stone, purling fountains and room for lots of people. 

The red stone is a true Swedish find called Älvdalskvartsit. Olga and Carl Milles created a Little Italy their own personal way right here in Stockholm. 

The original entrance to the Millesgården estate. Nowadays the entrance is via the museum building. 

The Milles Poseidon staty (to the right) is nowadays the symbol of Gothenburg but here you find a smaller version. 

The studio of Olga and Carl Milles is a place I love to visit. Artist studio space at its best. You can rent the space for privat functions. Once i sang at a wedding  of close friends right here. Acompanied by a pianist on the grand piano. Will never forget their beautiful ceremony. 


Find this funny hidden detail at one of the antique sculptures collected by Olga Milles. 

Find Olga Milles paintings as well as her collections of Italian antique sculptures. 

Fountains, sculptures  and creative waterways at magic Millesgården. 

Pillars collected from other buildings and reused in a new form is what makes Millesgården unique.

So by sightseeing at Lidingö you will not only get  a taste of the exquisite are art of both Milles Artists but a visit to Little Italy or even Villa Borghese of Stockholm as well.

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