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Gradella, Pandino

Where
Via Maggiore, 4, Gradella, Pandino (CR)

The third stop on our tour is the small village of Gradella, which lies between Rivolta d’Adda and Pandino, at the end of a beautiful tree-lined avenue through the countryside.

Added to the prestigious ANCI list of the most beautiful villages in Italy in 2005, it is the only rural village in its category. Gradella has maintained its distinctive low farmhouses over the centuries, known for their typical ochre colour, red brick accents, and large communicating courtyards.

The name "Gradella" originally referred to a fortified castrum: in the early Middle Ages, a Lombard stronghold was established here, but the fortifications were destroyed in the 13th century. The village owes its unique architectural features to the noble Maggi family, who began buying up land and houses in 1558, establishing themselves as the absolute owners of Gradella in 1692.

 Their presence can be felt in the seventeenth-century Villa Maggi at the eastern end of the town, remodelled between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and surrounded by a beautiful centuries-old park. In this fairy-tale village, immersed in the countryside, peace reigns supreme. You may never want to leave, especially if you are lucky enough to run into the friendly herd of fallow deer, originally brought to the village by the last Contessa, Camilla Maggi, who stroll through the picturesque streets to welcome visitors.

Take me here: Gradella, Pandino

Places

Village of gradella

A small ancient world of the Po Valley: painted houses, farmhouses and connecting courtyards surrounded by cultivated fields,
  • Villages
Gradella
99 mt

Gradella

A little ancient village in the Po Plain: painted houses, farms and common courtyards surrounded by cultivated fields. This is Gradella.
  • Villages
Gradella
146 mt

Visconti Castle of Pandino

Visconti Castle of Pandino is one of the best examples of fortified structures of its century.
  • Art & Culture
Castello Visconteo di Pandino
2.67 km

Santa Margherita V.M. Church

  • Art & Culture
Santa Margherita V.M. Church
2.7 km

San Sigismondo and Maria Assunta Church

  • Art & Culture
San Sigismondo and Maria Assunta Church
5.31 km

Santa Maria Immacolata Church

  • Art & Culture
Santa Maria Immacolata Church
5.32 km

Villa Pertusati and its fountain

  • Art & Culture
Villa Pertusati
5.5 km

The Prehistoric Park

Come to the park and discover the protagonists of the history and of the life on the Earth
  • Parks
The Prehistoric Park
5.95 km

Palazzo Vescovile

(entrata da piazza Mercato o via Cavour)
  • Art & Culture
Di Arbalete - Opera propria, Pubblico dominio, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6072458
8.06 km

Paradiso Fish Park

  • Active & Green
Paradiso Fish Park
8.66 km

Santuario di Santa Maria del Fonte

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

Golf Crema Resort

  • Golf
Golf Crema Resort, Crema (CR)
11.54 km

Chiesa di S. Maria Maddalena

The church of Santa Maria Maddalena is located in the heart of the lower town and has very ancient origins.
  • Art & Culture
Chiesa di S. Maria Maddalena
12.13 km

“Vittoria” Cemetery

  • Art & Culture
“Vittoria” Cemetery
12.16 km

Ex chiesa e ex convento di san Cristoforo

  • Art & Culture
Ex chiesa e ex convento di san Cristoforo
12.27 km

L’Ospedale Maggiore

  • Art & Culture
L’Ospedale Maggiore
12.39 km

Palazzo Galeano

  • Art & Culture
Di Arbalete - Opera propria, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=79923745
12.41 km

Collegio San Francesco

The Museum of Natural Sciences, owned by the Barnabite Fathers, was founded in 1833 and offers a large collection of animal specimens.
  • Art & Culture
Collegio San Francesco
12.42 km

Teatro alle Vigne

The Teatro alle Vigne became the Municipal Theatre in 1985
  • Music and show
Teatro alle Vigne - Lodi
12.43 km

Teatro alle vigne in lodi

  • Art & Culture
Teatro alle vigne in lodi
12.44 km

Where to sleep

CATTLEYA ROOMS&BREAKFAST

Pandino
CATTLEYA ROOMS&BREAKFAST
2.62 km

CASCINA GILLI

Spino d'Adda
CASCINA GILLI
4.04 km

AZIENDA CASCINA FORNACE

Spino d'Adda
AZIENDA CASCINA FORNACE
4.73 km

ADDA HOTEL MOTEL

Spino d'Adda
ADDA HOTEL MOTEL
5.12 km

AGRITURISMO CASA GEMMA

Spino d'Adda
AGRITURISMO CASA GEMMA
5.24 km

AZIENDA AGRITURISTICA ALLA RIBELLA

Rivolta d'Adda
AZIENDA AGRITURISTICA ALLA RIBELLA
5.27 km

AGRITURISMO LE MONACHE

Rivolta d'Adda
AGRITURISMO LE MONACHE
5.27 km

HOTEL IL MULINO

Merlino
HOTEL IL MULINO
5.49 km

HOTEL-MOTEL BEST

Arzago d'Adda
HOTEL-MOTEL BEST
5.73 km

LOCANDA ITALIA

Rivolta d'Adda
LOCANDA ITALIA
5.79 km

MOTEL PIU'

Monte Cremasco
MOTEL PIU'
5.85 km

NUOVO CENTAURO

Dovera
NUOVO CENTAURO
6.33 km

LA FRACCINA

Spino d'Adda
LA FRACCINA
6.44 km

LOCANDA I TAROCCHI

Vailate
LOCANDA I TAROCCHI
6.66 km

B&B IL LOTO

Vailate
B&B IL LOTO
7.08 km

ALBERGO NIKI

Zelo Buon Persico
ALBERGO NIKI
7.45 km

VILLA L'AURA

Zelo Buon Persico
VILLA L'AURA
8.2 km

B&B CA DI AE

Misano di Gera d'Adda
B&B CA DI AE
8.39 km

IL BOSCO IN CASA

Casirate d'Adda
IL BOSCO IN CASA
8.56 km

AGRITURISMO AI GERALI

Boffalora d'Adda
AGRITURISMO AI GERALI
8.72 km