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Legnano is a city in Milan Province, in the Lombardy region of Italy, about 20 km from downtown Milan. It is crossed by the river Olona (fiume Olona), and is home to 60,000 people (2021). Thanks to the historic Battle of Legnano, Legnano is the only town, in addition to Rome, named in the Italian national anthem. Every year Legnanesi remember this battle with the Palio di Legnano.


From 1820 to 1915, with the introduction of numerous textile and mechanical companies, Legnano grew from an agricultural to an industrial center. Most of the textile industries closed in the 1960s: today the services sector is the most thriving one.

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Railway station

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  • Porto Ceresio–Milan railway. Legnano has a railway station.

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The Basilica of San Magno
  • 1 Basilica of San Magno (Basilica di San Magno), Magno Sq. early 16th century, designed by Giovanni Antonio Amadeo or one of his followers. The interior, on the Greek cross plan, contains an altar by Bernardino Luini which it is said to have been begun by Bramante or, more likely, by Amadeo or Antonio da Lonate. Basilica of San Magno (Q18378294) on Wikidata Basilica of San Magno, Legnano on Wikipedia
  • 2 Church of Sant'Ambrogio (Chiesa di Sant'Ambrogio), Sant'Ambrogio St. 20. known from 1389. It was rebuilt in the 17th century. Church of Sant'Ambrogio (Q3672355) on Wikidata
  • 3 Castle of Legnano (Castello di Legnano), Toselli St. 1. enlarged by the Torriani in the 13th century re-using a former convent. Later it was owned by the Lampugnani family. Castle of Legnano (Q3662653) on Wikidata Visconti Castle (Legnano) on Wikipedia
  • 4 Castle park (Parco Castello), Castello St. Local park of the forest of Legnano (Q3895618) on Wikidata
  • 5 Monument to Alberto da Giussano (Monumento ad Alberto da Giussano), Monumento Sq. Monument to the Warrior of Legnano (Q3862638) on Wikidata
  • 6 [dead link] Shopping centre "Gallerie Cantoni", Course Sempione 179.





  • 1 The Mode, Verdi St 10, +39 0331 546507, +39 348 1015344 (cell), . Wine and cocktail bar. In the summer is located in the Diaz St. Park
  • 2 Yucca Cafè, Micca St 4, +39 333 9587702. Open from Wednesday to Friday  11:30-15:00, from Wednesday to Sunday 18:00-02:00, Sunday 18:30-02:00. To drink: Daiquiri Frozen and Yucca Cocktail, music 1990s revival, commercial DJs.
  • 3 [dead link] Triciclo, XXV April St 15, +39 0331 452850, fax: +39 346 9562193. Restaurant, home cooking, international cocktails.



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