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Village of gradella

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

Where
Gradella (CR)

The rural village of Gradella (CR), in the Municipality of Pandino, features characteristic houses painted in yellow, with red brick profiles and connecting courtyards; the porticoed fronts, the ornamental pattern of the pilasters in exposed brick and the wood as construction material that goes with the brick make this village a poetic limb of the Po Valley - a "small world" that resists the invasion of the warehouses, condominiums and hypermarkets.

Construction expansion is not possible here.Only the recovery of the existing heritage, safeguarding the traditional construction criteria: the roofing of the tiles, the wooden windows, the earthy range of the plaster, the rustic coverings.

After crossing the splendid tree-lined avenue that leads to Gradella, in a landscape of springs, reclaimed marshes and canals, visitors come to a parish church and cemetery just outside the town with a small and charming chapel that sits on the place where the lazaretto was built during the plague of 1630. Above all seventeenth century Villa Maggi which owes its current appearance to subsequent modifications once it became the master's house.

It was painted in red, with yellow borders (unlike all the other houses) and surrounded by a large garden. But whoever comes here must see the countryside as it once was, with the rows of trees, farmhouses, old barns, village taverns and the green plots of a Po Valley village where the poplar, the blackbird, the river coexist with the hidden modernity. The cool, fresh silence and the gentle noises of the fields lie only a few kilometres from Pandino and the Visconti castle which is the best preserved of the castles built by the lords of Milan in the fourteenth century.

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Places

Gradella

A little ancient village in the Po Plain: painted houses, farms and common courtyards surrounded by cultivated fields. This is Gradella.
  • Villages
Gradella
49 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
2.68 km

Santa Margherita V.M. Church

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

San Sigismondo and Maria Assunta Church

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

Santa Maria Immacolata Church

  • Art & Culture
Santa Maria Immacolata Church
5.35 km

Villa Pertusati and its fountain

  • Art & Culture
Villa Pertusati
5.44 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
5.96 km

Santuario di Santa Maria del Fonte

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

Golf Crema Resort

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

Teatro alle vigne in lodi

  • Art & Culture
Teatro alle vigne in lodi
12.37 km

Chiesa di San Filippo

The church of San Filippo has a stunning façade, characterised by an ascensional rhythm
  • Religious Tourism
Chiesa di San Filippo
12.41 km

Chiesa di San Francesco

The church of San Francesco is one of the main Medieval monuments in the city of Lodi. It dates back to 1252.
  • Art & Culture
Chiesa di San Francesco
12.43 km

Tempio dell'Incoronata

One of the most beautiful buildings of Renaissance Lombardy, Tempio dell'Incoronata built with the contribution of all social classes
  • Religious Tourism
Tempio dell'Incoronata
12.46 km

Museo del Tesoro dell'Incoronata

  • Art & Culture
Museo del Tesoro dell'Incoronata
12.47 km

Duomo of Lodi

  • Religious Tourism
Duomo of Lodi
12.48 km

Palazzo mozzanica

Also known as the Varesi palace, it is a historic building in the city of Lodi. Its construction dates back to the fifteenth century
  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Mozzanica
12.5 km

Palazzo Vistarini

Palazzo Vistarini overlooks Piazza della Vittoria and belonged to the Vistarini family, one of the most important in Lodi
  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Vistarini Lodi
12.57 km

Piazza della vittoria in lodi

Known as Piazza Maggiore, it is the scenic city center since the municipal era and still today a lively meeting place
  • Art & Culture
Piazza della Vittoria in Lodi
12.57 km

Parco Naturale Adda Sud

This extends through the areas of Lodi and Cremona
  • Active & Green
Parco Naturale Adda Sud
12.59 km

Chiesa di Sant'Agnese

The church of Sant'Agnese was built in the XIV century, passing, in 1351, to the Order of Saint Augustine.
  • Art & Culture
Chiesa di Sant'Agnese
12.67 km

Where to sleep

ADDA HOTEL MOTEL

Spino d'Adda
ADDA HOTEL MOTEL
5.02 km

AGRITURISMO CASA GEMMA

Spino d'Adda
AGRITURISMO CASA GEMMA
5.15 km

LOCANDA I TAROCCHI

Vailate
LOCANDA I TAROCCHI
6.76 km

ALBERGO NIKI

Zelo Buon Persico
ALBERGO NIKI
7.28 km

IL BOSCO IN CASA

Casirate d'Adda
IL BOSCO IN CASA
8.64 km

"BBKING ALLEGRA" VIA ALDO MORO 6/1 SUB. 12

Truccazzano
9.03 km

DIMORA STORICA TRE RE

Caravaggio
DIMORA STORICA TRE RE
11.27 km

VILLA ANNA BAROOM

Chieve
VILLA ANNA BAROOM
11.31 km

B&B ARIA DI CAMPAGNA

Lodi
B&B ARIA DI CAMPAGNA
11.51 km

B&B VILLA BENVENUTI

Crema
B&B VILLA BENVENUTI
11.63 km

AGRITURISMO PONTE DI RIALTO

Crema
AGRITURISMO PONTE DI RIALTO
11.72 km

MULINO DI PRADA

Corte Palasio
MULINO DI PRADA
11.79 km

B&B TREVIGLIO

Treviglio
B&B TREVIGLIO
11.9 km

LOCANDA DELLA CORTE GRANDE

Tribiano
LOCANDA DELLA CORTE GRANDE
11.97 km

CASCINA BASSANELLA

Treviglio
CASCINA BASSANELLA
12.72 km

COUNTRY HOUSE CREMA

Crema
COUNTRY HOUSE CREMA
12.95 km

ALBERGO ANELLI

Lodi
ALBERGO ANELLI
12.97 km

VILLA LAILA

Lodi
VILLA LAILA
13.48 km

LA TORRE B&B

Crema
LA TORRE B&B
13.85 km

ILTORRAZZO

Crema
ILTORRAZZO
13.92 km