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Morimondo

Morimondo

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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:

Borghi più belli d'Italia
Città slow
Consorzio dei Comuni dei Navigli

"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. Thanks to them what originated was the agricultural aspect of the territory included inside the park of this gentle river, which flows in a scenery of lawns and woods, water meadows and resurgences, paddy fields and farms, where the milk that comes from the cowsheds is the basic ingredient for excellent cheese. "The Lombard seasons saw him climbing up and down his horse, boarding on barges and scows, breathing the static autumn fog, shrugging the ice off his fur, the snow, the frost, soaking in sweat in sluggish days of scorching heat". This is how Piero Camporesi, in his book Le vie del latte (1993), talks about Francesco Petrarca who loved travelling these lands and participated in a banquet at the abbey on a June evening in 1350. Moving a few kilometres away from Milan, we were captivated as well by the atmposphere of this old Lombardy; we boarded on a barge, property of the Navigli sailing company, to cover the waterways where the goods that were inteded to arrive in Milan once passed, coming from the river Po and through the Ticino...

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

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Riseria Tarantola della Bruciata

Località Bruciata, 33, Albairate (MI)

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