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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

Visconti Castle of Pandino

Visconti Castle of Pandino is one of the best examples of fortified struscutres of its century.
  • Art & Culture
Castello Visconteo di Pandino
2.68 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

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

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

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

Bipielle Center

  • Lifestyle
Bipielle Center
12.97 km

Cerreto Abbey. A journey of self-discovery

  • Religious Tourism
Cerreto Abbey, Churches Lodi
13.42 km

Zoate Golf Club

A Club that welcomes guests to an old country village and combines the charm of the place with the technical excellence of a course.
  • Golf
Zoate Golf Club
13.5 km

Duomo of Crema

The Duomo of Crema, dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin, is among the oldest and most historic monuments of the city
  • Religious Tourism
Duomo of Crema
13.52 km

Santa Maria della Croce Sanctuary

  • Religious Tourism
Santa Maria della Croce Sanctuary
13.52 km

Events

Le Forme del Gusto: Festival delle eccellenze agroalimentari

Piazza della Vittoria, Lodi
27/09/2019 - 29/09/2019
  • Food & Wine
Le forme del gusto
12.52 km

Festival of ethical photography

Lodi
05/10/2019 - 27/10/2019
  • Lifestyle
Festival della fotografia etica
12.98 km

Where to sleep

CATTLEYA ROOMS&BREAKFAST

Pandino
CATTLEYA ROOMS&BREAKFAST
2.62 km

AZIENDA CASCINA FORNACE

Spino d'Adda
AZIENDA CASCINA FORNACE
4.63 km

ADDA HOTEL MOTEL

Spino d'Adda
ADDA HOTEL MOTEL
5.02 km

AGRITURISMO CASA GEMMA

Spino d'Adda
AGRITURISMO CASA GEMMA
5.15 km

RESIDENZA IN CENTRO STORICO

Rivolta d'Adda
RESIDENZA IN CENTRO STORICO
5.38 km

CASA VACANZE CAVALLERI

Rivolta d'Adda
CASA VACANZE CAVALLERI
5.61 km

HOTEL-MOTEL BEST

Arzago d'Adda
HOTEL-MOTEL BEST
5.8 km

LOCANDA ITALIA

Rivolta d'Adda
LOCANDA ITALIA
5.82 km

NUOVO CENTAURO

Dovera
NUOVO CENTAURO
6.29 km

LOCANDA I TAROCCHI

Vailate
LOCANDA I TAROCCHI
6.76 km

B&B IL LOTO

Vailate
B&B IL LOTO
7.18 km

VILLA L'AURA

Zelo Buon Persico
VILLA L'AURA
8.11 km

B&B CA DI AE

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

B&B LE COCCINELLE

Truccazzano
B&B LE COCCINELLE
9.17 km

B&B LA CASA DI MARIELLA

Paullo
B&B LA CASA DI MARIELLA
9.96 km

I COLORI DELLA VITA

Bagnolo Cremasco
I COLORI DELLA VITA
10.1 km

HOTEL FLORENTIA

Cervignano d'Adda
HOTEL FLORENTIA
10.21 km

EL PASO

Liscate
EL PASO
10.29 km

B&B LE BETULLE

Paullo
B&B LE BETULLE
10.36 km

AGRITURISMO CASCINA DELLA FONTANA

Lodi
AGRITURISMO CASCINA DELLA FONTANA
10.5 km