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Cassinetta di Lugagnano

History and delight on the banks of the Naviglio Grande
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Municipality of Cassinetta di Lugagnano
Metropolitan City of Milan
Lombardy region

Population: 1.914
Altitude Centre: 125 m s.l.m.

the Municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia
Città del bio
Comuni solidali
Comuni virtuosi
Consorzio dei Comuni dei Navigli

Protected natural areas:
Ticino Valley Natural Park - Lombardy side

Municipality of Cassinetta di Lugagnano
Piazza Negri 3 - Cassinetta di Lugagnano (MI)
Tel. +39 02 9424101

As the majority of ancient settlements along the Naviglio Grande, Cassinetta di Lugagnano as well bends its history and its destiny to the presence of the canal that represented an important route of communication and transport to Milan for centuries. Basically, this village is the result of two parallel stories, one is quiet and the other rich of misfortunes. What unites them is a granite bridge, built in the XVII century, which connected the two opposite banks of the Naviglio Grande. The most ancient part of the village is Lugagnano, on the right bank of the Naviglio Grande, whose first settlements date back to the Roman era. It was extended up to Abbiategrasso and it became an important Medieval feud (together with the nearby Robecco sul Naviglio) whose dominion passed from one lord to another. Various documents attest that the country was perched around a castle with a moat. However, to this day only a few things of that era still exist. A different story is the one that affected the core of the village located on the other side of the Naviglio: Cassinetta. The term would come from Cassina Biraga, with reference to the founder of this suburb, Maffiolo Birago, noble of the Duchy of Milan, that here in 1435 ordered the creation of the most ancient church of the place dedicated to Beata Vergine and Sant'Antonio Abate. A few years before he also dig an artificial canal (called Roggia Biraga), which derived from the Naviglio Grande, that would start the blades of a mill (Mulino della Pazza Biraga) that is still working today. The importance and the functionality of the Naviglio in those centuries enabled the creation of the fortunes that the place benefits. In addition to the commercial transportation of goods, the Naviglio also allowed, with a certain comfort for that age, to go out of the city and reach holiday and hunting resorts. This is how increasingly wealthy families discovered the calm and the fresh and healthy air of these rural areas, and owning a property along the watercourses that surrounded Milan became the trend of the moment. Therefore the Villa di Delizia (House of delight) was created: noble homes, surrounded by parks and gardens. Some of these deserve to be visited and admired for their grace and elegance, surrounded by the green and the slow flowing of the Naviglio Grande waters.

Other destinations nearby

Morimondo
Morimondo
"Under cross and plow" was the motto of the Cistercian monks, who founded the Morimondo Abbey on the banks of the river Ticino in the XII century.
Milano - 8.76 KM from Cassinetta di Lugagnano
Castelseprio
Castelseprio
The village of Castelseprio is located in Lombardy.
Varese - 33.22 KM from Cassinetta di Lugagnano
Castiglione Olona
Castiglione Olona
The village of Castiglione Olona is located in Lombardy, near Castelseprio.
Varese - 36.9 KM from Cassinetta di Lugagnano
Angera
Angera
the village of Angera and its majestic Rocca is located on the south-east of Lake Maggiore.
Varese - 46.49 KM from Cassinetta di Lugagnano
Gradella
Gradella
The rural village of Gradella is located in Lombardy.
Cremona - 49.19 KM from Cassinetta di Lugagnano

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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