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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,

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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

Gradella, Pandino

  • Villages
Pandino
99 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

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
7.97 km

Paradiso Fish Park

  • Active & Green
Paradiso Fish Park
8.56 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

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
12.06 km

“Vittoria” Cemetery

  • Art & Culture
“Vittoria” Cemetery
12.09 km

Ex chiesa e ex convento di san Cristoforo

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

L’Ospedale Maggiore

  • Art & Culture
L’Ospedale Maggiore
12.33 km

Palazzo Galeano

  • Art & Culture
Di Arbalete - Opera propria, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=79923745
12.35 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
12.35 km

Teatro alle Vigne

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

Teatro alle vigne in lodi

  • Art & Culture
Teatro alle vigne in lodi
12.37 km

Where to sleep

CATTLEYA ROOMS&BREAKFAST

Pandino
CATTLEYA ROOMS&BREAKFAST
2.62 km

CASCINA GILLI

Spino d'Adda
CASCINA GILLI
3.95 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

AZIENDA AGRITURISTICA ALLA RIBELLA

Rivolta d'Adda
AZIENDA AGRITURISTICA ALLA RIBELLA
5.29 km

AGRITURISMO LE MONACHE

Rivolta d'Adda
AGRITURISMO LE MONACHE
5.29 km

HOTEL IL MULINO

Merlino
HOTEL IL MULINO
5.41 km

HOTEL-MOTEL BEST

Arzago d'Adda
HOTEL-MOTEL BEST
5.8 km

LOCANDA ITALIA

Rivolta d'Adda
LOCANDA ITALIA
5.82 km

MOTEL PIU'

Monte Cremasco
MOTEL PIU'
5.86 km

NUOVO CENTAURO

Dovera
NUOVO CENTAURO
6.29 km

LA FRACCINA

Spino d'Adda
LA FRACCINA
6.36 km

LOCANDA I TAROCCHI

Vailate
LOCANDA I TAROCCHI
6.76 km

B&B IL LOTO

Vailate
B&B IL LOTO
7.18 km

ALBERGO NIKI

Zelo Buon Persico
ALBERGO NIKI
7.35 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

IL BOSCO IN CASA

Casirate d'Adda
IL BOSCO IN CASA
8.64 km

AGRITURISMO AI GERALI

Boffalora d'Adda
AGRITURISMO AI GERALI
8.64 km