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Cycle Route Villoresi

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Elevation profile Cycle Route VilloresiMonza100200300020406080100120

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Lonate Pozzolo, 25, IT (179 m NHN)

End location

Cassano d'Adda, 25, IT (147 m NHN)

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36 km
2,1 km
190 m


IT-20020 Cesate




37 km
1,6 km
169 m

IT-22024 Castellazzo



Villa Arconati in Castellazzo di Bollate
Villa Arconati in Castellazzo di Bollate
Villa Arconati in Castellazzo di Bollate
Villa Arconati in Castellazzo di Bollate
Villa Arconati in Castellazzo di Bollate
Villa Arconati in Castellazzo di Bollate
Villa Arconati in Castellazzo di Bollate
Villa Arconati in Castellazzo di Bollate

The Villa Arconati, also known as the Castellazzo Degli Arconati, is a rural palace and gardens, located in the district of Castellazo of the town of Bollate Wikipedia Icon, northwest of Milan, Italy. Built-in a grand Baroque style over the 17th and 18th centuries, it now functions as a museum and host for events and meetings.


Castellazzo. That castle was acquired in 1610 by Galeazzo Arconati, cousin of Cardinal Federico Borromeo. Galeazzo was a patron of the arts and served as the rector of the Fabbrica del Duomo of Milan. Under Galeazzo's ownership, the castle-palace on the site was reconstructed and refurbished. It was also Galeazzo who, during the year 1621 brought to the structure his collection of ancient Roman sculpture, including a standing statue said to be Pompey the Great, but also the remaining fragments of the Renaissance style Funereal Monument of Gaston of Foix, Duke of Nemours (died 1512) by Agostino Busi. Galeazzo was also at the one-time owner of the Codex Atlanticus of Leonardo da Vinci.

The gardens were restructured in 1621. Construction on the site continued after 1648 under grandson's leadership, the Count Luigi Maria Arconati, and in 1671 under his great-grandson Giuseppe Maria Arconati. In 1718, Giuseppe Antonio Arconati, grandson of Giuseppe Maria, inherits the palace. In 1742, the architect Giovanni Ruggeri was employed in embellishments and expansions. The Galliari brothers: Bernardino, Fabrizio, and Giovanni Antonio, were employed in the fresco decoration of the interior of the Villa.

After 1772, the palace passed on to the Busca family, who commissioned further works, including the trompe l'oeil frescoes in the entrance stairwell, attributed to Giocondo Albertolli. During the 20th century, the Villa was inherited by the Marchesa Beatrice Crivelli. The società Palladium and others have recently purchased the Villa and since 2011 hosts the Fondazione Augusto Rancilio, which seeks to maintain and restore the site, and foster its use. The Villa is also now part of a network of Ville Gentilizie Lombarde, a project of the Region of Lombardy, supported by the Fondazione Cariplo. The Ville Gentilizie Lombarde sponsors a project integrated project both in terms of the strategies of recovery and management of this heritage, and its use by the public through guided visits, educational programs, and events.

The gardens, whose 18th-century layout was documented by the engraver Marc'Antonio dal Re, are also under restoration.

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55 km
0,9 km
167 m

IT-20900 Monza


Heritage building(s)

La facciata del Duomo di Monza
La facciata del Duomo di Monza
Arengario in Monza
Arengario in Monza
Monza, Villa Reale
Monza, Villa Reale

Monza (Lombard: Mùnscia; Latin: Modoetia) is a city and comune on the River Lambro Wikipedia Icon, a tributary of the Po Wikipedia Icon in the Lombardy region of Italy, about 15 kilometres (9 miles) north-northeast of Milan Wikipedia Icon. It is the capital of the Province of Monza and Brianza. Monza is best known for its Grand Prix motor racing circuit, the Autodromo Nazionale Monza Wikipedia Icon, which hosts the Formula One Italian Grand Prix.

Main sights

In the course of its history Monza withstood thirty-two sieges, but the Porta d'Agrate is all that remains of its original walls and fortifications. Nearby is the nunnery in which the Nun of Monza was enclosed in Manzoni's I Promessi Sposi.

Monza is known for its Romanesque-Gothic Cethedral of Saint John Wikipedia Icon (Duomo). There Theodelinda's centrally-planned Greek-cross oraculum ("chapel of prayer") from c. 595 (its foundations remaining under the crossing of nave and transept) was enlarged at the close of the 13th century by enclosing the former atrium within the building. The black and-white marble arcaded façade was erected in the mid-14th century by Matteo da Campione. The campanile was erected in 1606 to designs by Pellegrino Tibaldi. In the frescoed Chapel of Theodelinda is the Iron Crown of Lombardy Wikipedia Icon, supposed to contain one of the nails used at the Crucifixion. The treasury also contains the crown, fan and gold comb of Theodelinda, and, as well as Gothic crosses and reliquaries, a golden hen and seven chickens, representing Lombardy and her seven provinces. Though the interior has suffered changes, there is a fine relief by Matteo da Campione representing a royal Lombard coronation, and some 15th century frescoes with scenes from the life of Theodelinda.

The historical centre also include:

  • the church of Santa Maria in Strada Wikipedia Icon, with a rich terra-cotta façade of 1393
  • the Broletto or Arengario Wikipedia Icon, the 14th-century palace of the civic commune, raised on an arcade of pointed arches, with a tall square machiolated tower terminating in a sharp central cone.
  • the church of San Pietro Martire
  • the memorial Cappella Espiatoria, built in 1900 in memory of the assassinated King Umberto I of Italy
  • Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie (15th century)
  • Oratory of St. Gregory (17th century)
  • church of Santa Maria al Carrobiolo (16th century)
  • Monza Park Wikipedia Icon and the gardens of the Royal Palace are among the largest in Europe to be enclosed by walls. The park has an area of approximately 685 hectars (1693 acres) and is located in the northern part of the city, between the towns of Lesmo Wikipedia Icon, Villasanta Wikipedia Icon, Vedano al Lambro Wikipedia Icon and Biassono Wikipedia Icon.
  • The Royal Villa Wikipedia Icon, built during the period of Austrian rule in the Duchy of Milan.

Other villas includes the Mirabello, Mirabellino, Durini, Crivelli Mesmer, Prata, Archinto Pennati, Calloni and Villa Carminati-Ferrario Wikipedia Icon.

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