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Crespi d'Adda Workers Village

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Where
Villaggio Crespi d’Adda
Crespi d'Adda, Piazza Vittorio Veneto 1, Capriate San Gervasio (BG)
Contacts
+39 02 920991
Official site
Infopoint
Infopoint Crespi d'Adda
Via Manzoni, 18, Località Crespi D'Adda

The Crespi d'Adda Workers Village is part of the Unesco World Heritage Sites list since 1995. Crespi is the surname of the family who owned an old cottonmill and built this complex. Its architectural value has been acknowledged for being a symbol of a crucial period of human history.

 

It is one of nine Unesco Sites in Lombardy, because it represents an ideal staff accommodation structure put into practice, in which employers provide for their laborers' every need instead of just giving them a job. 

 

This compound put not only provided a house and orchard for its inhabitants, but also a hospital, church, and a school fully equipped with books and teachers sponsored by the company. Besides the aforementioned free services that were already quite innovative for the early twentieth century, it had two indoor swimming pools as well, one full of freshwater and other with sea water. 

 

Amongst these houses a few residences stand out, reserved for major management figures and a castle, where the owners used to live in.

 

Back in the 1990s, the Municipality proposed a development plan that included erecting new buildings in the area, but a local cultural association did everything to preserve it as a testimony of the Industrial Revolution in Lombardy.

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Places

Park North Adda

  • Parks
Park North Adda
814 mt

Leonardo Adda Ecomuseum

Open-air museum along the Paderno Canal in which to rediscover the historical, artistic and naturalistic events of the territory
  • Art & Culture
Adda Leonardo Ecomuseum
1.01 km

Visconti Castle

From the tower of the Castle the view of the river and of the surrounding territory is priceless, from the Pre-Alps to the plain
  • Art & Culture
Visconti castle
2.03 km

Villa Melzi d'Eril

Villa Melzi is a residential villa belonging to the Melzi family that looks out onto the River Adda
  • Art & Culture
Villa Melzi D'Eril
2.25 km

From Lecco to the Martesana Canal

  • Cycle Tourism
Borgo di Pescarenico on the Adda river
2.46 km

Naviglio Martesana

Also called 'Naviglio Piccolo', it is the canal that connects Milan with the river Adda
  • Navigli
Naviglio Martesana
3.27 km

Villa Paradiso Golf Club

Villa Paradiso Golf Club is situated in the splendid Adda Natural Park, just 20 minutes from Milan and Bergamo.
  • Golf
Villa Paradiso Golf Club, Cornate d’Adda (MB)
6.12 km

Tre Corni alla Rocchetta: Leonardo’s Landscape

  • Leonardo 500
Tre Corni alla Rocchetta
11.56 km

Bridge of Paderno d'Adda

Also known as the Rothlisberger Bridge it is a rail-road traffic and connects Paderno and Calusco through the Adda River
  • Art & Culture
Bridge of Paderno d'Adda
11.58 km

Pagazzano Castle

  • Art & Culture
Pagazzano Castle, Castles in Lombardy
12.62 km

Naviglio di Paderno

It was a product of the genius of Leonardo da Vinci who in the early 16th century was a guest of Count Melzi in Vaprio d'Adda.
  • Navigli
Naviglio_di_Paderno
12.79 km

Donizetti Theater

It covers an area of 3200 square meters for a total of 1154 places. For the harmony of sound it is considered among the best in Italy
  • Art & Culture
Donizetti Theater
13.53 km

Lorenzo Rota Botanical Gardens

A small naturist laboratory where the passion and the art of the workers bring together exotic plants with the indigenous ones
  • Active & Green
Lorenzo Rota Botanical Gardens
13.83 km

Church of san paolo in imbersago

  • Religious Tourism
Church of San Paolo in Imbersago
14.05 km

Madonna del bosco sanctuary

The Imbersago Sanctuary is a valuable monument of Lombard Baroque and stands in a panoramic position on the Adda Valley
  • Religious Tourism
Madonna del Bosco Sanctuary
14.05 km

Santuario di Santa Maria del Fonte

  • Religious Tourism
Santuario di Santa Maria del Fonte, Churches of Bergamo
14.79 km

Golf Brianza Country Club

Golf Brianza Country Club is located in the south of Lake Como in a charming and wavy natural amphitheater.
  • Golf
Golf Brianza Country Club
14.88 km

Events

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE 2019

Villaggio di Natale
Piazzale degli Alpini Bergamo (BG)
16/11/2019 - 26/12/2019
  • Lifestyle
CHRISTMAS VILLAGE 2019
14.95 km

Activities

Leolandia entrance tickets

  • Active & Green
Leolandia entrance tickets
1.08 km

“La Cascade” wellness center and spa

  • Wellness
“La Cascade” wellness center and spa
7.76 km

The Gorgonzola and the Marquise: cheese for poor people at a nobles banquet (VIP)

  • Food & Wine
The Gorgonzola and the Marquise: cheese for poor people at a nobles banquet (VIP)
12.4 km

Classic car rental in Italy

  • Active & Green
Classic car rental in Italy
13.49 km

Eat like a local not like a tourist

  • Lifestyle
Eat like a local not like a tourist
13.79 km

Where to sleep

B&B CASA LULU'

Brembate
B&B CASA LULU'
392 mt

B&B LOLLY

Brembate
B&B LOLLY
1.19 km

GIAMBELLINO

Trezzo sull'Adda
GIAMBELLINO
1.28 km

B2IN

Capriate San Gervasio
B2IN
1.37 km

B2IN SUITE & LOFT

Capriate San Gervasio
B2IN SUITE & LOFT
1.38 km

LEARDINI CAPRIATE

Capriate San Gervasio
LEARDINI CAPRIATE
1.46 km

BEST WESTERN VILLA APPIANI

Trezzo sull'Adda
BEST WESTERN VILLA APPIANI
1.79 km

LA VECCHIA SCUDERIA

Trezzo sull'Adda
LA VECCHIA SCUDERIA
1.81 km

B&B LO SCOIATTOLO

Capriate San Gervasio
B&B LO SCOIATTOLO
1.87 km

CASTELBARCO

Vaprio d'Adda
CASTELBARCO
2.02 km

B&B PONTEVECCHIO

Brembate
B&B PONTEVECCHIO
2.06 km

HOTEL BELVEDERE

Vaprio d'Adda
HOTEL BELVEDERE
2.12 km

BED AND BREAKFAST MIRNA

Vaprio d'Adda
BED AND BREAKFAST MIRNA
2.15 km

HOTEL MOTEL LONGOBARDO

Trezzo sull'Adda
HOTEL MOTEL LONGOBARDO
2.33 km

B&B LA FINESTRA SUL FIUME

Vaprio d'Adda
B&B LA FINESTRA SUL FIUME
2.35 km

B&B L'ISOLA DI CASA

Brembate
B&B L'ISOLA DI CASA
2.37 km

B&B L'ANGOLO DI ANNA

Vaprio d'Adda
B&B L'ANGOLO DI ANNA
2.48 km

BEL BEL

Capriate San Gervasio
BEL BEL
2.6 km

VILLA E GARDEN

Capriate San Gervasio
VILLA E GARDEN
2.62 km

B&B SULL'ADDA

Capriate San Gervasio
B&B SULL'ADDA
2.97 km