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Morimondo owes its name to the French abbey of Morimond to which it is affiliated. It was founded in medieval times by the hand of twelve Cistercian monks coming from Morimond, in Burgundy. Not far from Milan, the charming village is a destination for cycle tourists who travel the many available trails, a green oasis in the heart of one of the most industrialized areas in Italy. And it is a place where time has stopped.
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A look at Morimondo
A look at Morimondo

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august, 2020

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About the village

Morimondo (Marmùnd in the local dialect) was named Coronate until 1871 (from the original place where the town was found, which was further north compared to its current location). The territory is located on the left bank of the Ticino, with a gentle orography that slopes down to the river sporadically interrupted by hillocks, hollows and embankments. The municipal territory is vast and mainly intended for agricultural use. The vegetation includes, starting from the banks of the river, willows, black locusts and poplars trees, the latters cultivated for the production of paper. There are lots of testimonies from the Roman era of colonial settlements in the area of the current village.

The history of the village of Morimondo is closely connected with the vicissitudes of the abbey and the Cistercian monks that lived there. The foundation of the first church dates back to 1134, when the first monks came here from the abbey of Morimondo, near Dijon. They slowly started to reclaim the area next to the Ticino, then they realized irrigation canals and transformed it into a fertile agricultural area for cultivation through water meadows. In 1182 the construction of the Church which is currently existing started, made entirely with bricks, characterised by a gabled facade and with an octagonal lantern on the cross vault. In Morimondo there are various events during all year long. The church hosts concerts and exhibitions, and over the Christmas period it is possible to visit an exhibition of the nativity scenes. In August, for the patron saint's festival many historical manifestations and a fairs take place. During the weekend the village is the perfect destination for Milanese people to spend half-day in the green, among the many track in the countryside up to the river and the abundant cycle paths. For some years now, on spring and autumn Sundays, there is a little train on wheels for tourists that passes through the streets of the village and the surrounding countryside.

Village of Morimondo
Municipality of Morimondo
Metropolitan City of Milan
Lombardy region

Population: 1,140 (484 in the village)
Altitude Center: 109 m s.l.m.

the Municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia
Città Slow

Protected Natural Areas:
Ticino Valley Lombardy Natural Park

Municipality of Morimondo
Piazza Municipio 1 - Morimondo (MI)
Tel. +39 02 94961941

BY CAR

  • From Bologna: Take the A14 Adriatica motorway, continue on the A1 Autostrada del Sole, near Milan, take the Tangenziale Ovest / A50, continue on the A7 Milano - Genova motorway, exit at Binasco, continue on the SP 30 and follow the signs for Morimondo.
  • From Turin: Take the A4 highway in the direction of Milan, take the Marcallo - Mesero exit, continue on the SS 336DIR in the direction of Magenta, continue towards Robecco sul Naviglio, Abbiategrasso, continue on the SS 526 and follow the signs for Morimondo .
  • From Como: Take the A8-A9 Autostrada dei Laghi, continue on the A50, exit towards Vigevano, continue on the SS 494, continue towards Abbiategrasso, continue on the SS 526 and follow the directions for Morimondo.
  • From Genoa: Take the A7 highway, continue on the A53 highway and exit at Bereguardo, continue on the SS 526 and follow the indications for Morimondo.
  • From Milan: Take the West / A50 ring road, exit towards Vigevano, continue on the SS 494, continue towards Abbiategrasso, continue on the SS 526 and follow the indications for Morimondo.

BY PLANE

  • Milan Linate Airport
  • Milan Malpensa Airport
  • Bergamo airport
  • Genoa airport
  • Turin airport

BY SEA

  • Port of Genoa

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Distretto rurale Riso e Rane
Consortium of farms that produce rice.
Via Roma 78, Morimondo

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