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Morimondo

Morimondo

Views of Morimondo

Morimondo

Morimondo

Morimondo

Morimondo

Morimondo

Morimondo

Morimondo

Morimondo

Morimondo

Morimondo

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 following story of Morimondo concerns 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.

Municipality of Morimondo
Metropolitan City of Milan
Lombardy region

Population: 1,140
Altitude Center: 109 m s.l.m.

The Municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia
Città slow
Consorzio dei Comuni dei Navigli

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

An itinerary to discover the villages in the Ticino Park

From Abbiategrasso to Morimondo, then Fallavecchia and Motta Visconti following the course of the Ticino river, a green journey near Milan

Next or present Events

  • Chestnut of Morimondo
    22-10-2017
    Feasts

    Add to calendar 2017-10-22 2017-10-22 Europe/Rome Chestnut of Morimondo The chestnut will enliven the streets of the little Lombard Village: The crackle of chestnuts on fire and then still sweets made from chestnut flour and vin mulled. Morimondo

    The chestnut will enliven the streets of the little Lombard Village: The crackle of chestnuts on fire and then still sweets made from chestnut flour and vin mulled.

    From 11:30 | | know more

  • Food and wine market of Certosa back on the road
    12-11-2017
    Feasts

    Add to calendar 2017-11-12 2017-11-12 Europe/Rome Food and wine market of Certosa back on the road The MEC-food and wine market of the Certosa will present, as usual, the agri-food excellence of Oltrepò, the city of the Italian cuisine, the typical quality of the Mediterranean diet. Morimondo

    The MEC-food and wine market of the Certosa will present, as usual, the agri-food excellence of Oltrepò, the city of the Italian cuisine, the typical quality of the Mediterranean diet.

    From 10:00 to 18:00 | | know more

Past Events

  • Rice and Maize Farm Holidays
    08-10-2017
    Feasts

    A day to celebrate the peasant life and to make known to those who live away from the countryside and its rhythms the times dictated by nature and one of the oldest agricultural events.

    | know more

  • Food and wine market of Certosa back on the road
    08-10-2017
    Feasts

    The MEC-food and wine market of the Certosa will present, as usual, the agri-food excellence of Oltrepò, the city of the Italian cuisine, the typical quality of the Mediterranean diet.

    | know more

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Where to eat

Trattoria San Bernardo

Via Roma 1, Morimondo (MI)

Where to shop

Azienda Agricola Assandri

Cascina Cerina di Sotto 4 , Morimondo (MI)

Bar il Borgo

Via Roma (angolo Matteotti) , Morimondo (MI)

Caseificio Arioli

Strada Cascina Sega 2/3, Ozzero (MI)
1.44 Kilometers from Morimondo

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