• Art & Culture

Carate Brianza

From the Basilica of Saints Pietro e Paolo to Villa Cusani Confalonieri, Carate Brianza is a small treasure chest to explore.

Where
Carate Brianza (MB)
Contacts
+ 39 0362 9871
Official site

One of the most extraordinary Romanesque basilicas in Lombardy is located in Carate Brianza, in the heart of the Lambro Valley.

The historic centre is home to the parish church, which houses paintings by Francesco Hayez and Daniele Crespi, and of course, the town is also home to the delightful Villa Cusani Confalonieri and its park.

In Roman times, the settlement of Carate Brianza stood along the Via Regina which led from the port of Cremona to the mountains of Valchiavenna, passing through Milan and Brianza. Thanks to this strategic position, in the heart of the Lambro Valley, in the time of the city-states, Carate Brianza was the scene of some bloody battles between the Della Torre and Visconti families who fought for control of Milan.

The construction of a castle, later incorporated in the Villa Cusani Confalonieri, dates back to this period. The villa is now home to the civic library and is surrounded by a large, Italian-style garden that is open to the public. Not far from here, in the historical centre of Carate, is the parish church of Saints Ambrogio e Simpliciano. Inside, you can see paintings by Francesco Hayez, Daniele Crespi and a 1584 “Nativity” by Malosso. 

The Basilica of Saints Pietro e Paolo, in the hamlet of Agliate also dates back to the Medieval period. Built between the 10th and 11th centuries, it is a gem of Romanesque architecture. The stones used for the facade come from the nearby Lambro river. There is also a Romanesque-style Baptistery alongside the Basilica, with a rare nine-sided polygon plan. Inside the Basilica are the remains of a cycle of paintings dating back to the 10th century. 

The Lambro River runs alongside the Basilica and played a fundamental role in the history and development of Carate Brianza. Numerous spinning, weaving and dyeing mills were built along its course. Like the former Krumm spinning mill with its workers' village in the hamlet of Realdino, a gem of industrial archaeology. According to a local adage, here “you visit the water and you drink the wine”. The zone is full of grottoes dug into the ceppo sedimentary rock from which freshwater still flows today. The hamlet also has numerous taverns still operating now, including one of the oldest inns in all Lombardy.

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Ph: Valentina Caiola
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Places

Sanctuary of Santa Maria Assunta in Rancate

  • Art & Culture
Sanctuary of Santa Maria Assunta in Rancate
1.95 km

La Rotonda, Tregasio

In the Tregasio district of Triuggio (Monza e Brianza), the Rotonda is a small neoclassical Pantheon.
  • Art & Culture
La Rotonda, Tregasio
4.14 km

Former Convent and Church of Saints Peter and Paul, Brugora

  • Art & Culture
Ex Monastero e Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo di Brugora
4.45 km

Villa Taverna

Located in the heart of Brianza, Villa Taverna in Triuggio is one of the most beautiful aristocratic residences in Lombardy.
  • Art & Culture
Villa Taverna
4.77 km

Meda

Brianza’s very own Sistine Chapel? The church of San Vittore. Find out what to see in Meda, the furniture capital of Monza e Brianza.
  • Art & Culture
Meda
5.52 km

Biassono

  • Art & Culture
Biassono
5.94 km

Inverigo

The town of Villas
  • Villages
Inverigo
6.68 km

Villa Cusani Tittoni Traversi

In Desio, Monza e Brianza, Villa Cusani Tittoni Traversi is an elegant family residence with a history going back two centuries.
  • Art & Culture
Villa Cusani Tittoni Traversi, Monumenti Monza
6.79 km

Among Art and Design in Lissone

Situated in redeveloped areas of the Lissone-Muggiò railway station, the museum is dedicated to contemporary art and design
  • Art & Culture
Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Musei Monza
7.71 km

Vedano al Lambro

Near Monza, in the Lambro Valley. From Villa Zendali to the Church of Santo Stefano, discover the treasures of Vedano al Lambro.
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Vedano al Lambro, Il Giardino dei Finzi Contini
7.84 km

Golf Club Milano

A prestigious Golf Club Milano with a superb 27-hole course and one of the most beautiful Club Houses in Europe.
  • Golf
Golf Club Milano, Parco Reale di Monza (MB)
8.03 km

Autodromo Nazionale di Monza

Motor sports and high speeds
  • Sport
Autodromo Nazionale di Monza
8.06 km

Villa Mirabellino

  • Art & Culture
Villa Mirabellino - Parco di Monza - ph fondoambiente.it
8.54 km

Lurago d'Erba

Natural oases and delightful villas
  • Active & Green
Lurago d'Erba
8.54 km

Monza Park

  • Active & Green
Monza Park
8.58 km

Palazzo Arese Borromeo

In Cesano Maderno, Palazzo Arese Borromeo is one of the most beautiful palazzos in the province of Monza e Brianza
  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Arese Borromeo
8.71 km

Cesano Maderno

Palazzo Arese Borromeo and its gardens, plus historical residences and old churches. In Cesano Maderno history is relived.
  • Art & Culture
Cesano Maderno
8.73 km

Villa Mirabello

  • Art & Culture
Villa Mirabello - monzaindiretta.it
8.87 km

Lambrugo

Natural oases and delightful villas
  • Active & Green
Lambrugo
9.11 km

Barlassina Country Club

Surrounded by the lush vegetation of the Groane Park, it is easily reached from both Como and Milan.
  • Golf
Barlassina Country Club, Mirago di Camnago (MB)
9.34 km

Events

Zorba il gatto

Monastero della Misericordia
Via della Misericordia, 25, 23873, Missaglia, LC
31/08/2024
  • Art & Culture
Zorba il gatto
7.36 km

73^ Fiera zootecnica di San Gaetano

Via A. Volta, 44, 23880, Casatenovo, LC
02/08/2024 - 05/08/2024
  • Top Events
73^ Fiera zootecnica di San Gaetano
7.81 km

Mercatino Svuota soffitta

Piazza Mercato, 23891, Barzanò, LC.
21/07/2024
  • Lifestyle
Mercatino Svuota soffitta
8.67 km

Stonebone

Curt di Malurett (Valaperta)
Via San Carlo, 11, 23880, Casatenovo, LC.
30/07/2024
  • Music and show
Stonebone
8.8 km

Notte bianca

Piazza del Mercato, 23891, Barzanò, LC.
20/07/2024
  • Top Events
Notte bianca
8.93 km

Flamenco trascendentale #1

Santuario dei Morti dell’Avello
Str. Consortile del Lavello, 23892 Bulciago LC.
24/07/2024
  • Music and show
Flamenco trascendentale #1
9.42 km

Una serata di fine Ottocento a Villa Besana

Via Giovanni Besana, 2, 23896, Sirtori, LC.
10/08/2024
  • Art & Culture
Una serata di fine Ottocento a Villa Besana
9.7 km

3 tetti

Via Belvedere, 39, 23896, Sirtori, LC
20/07/2024
  • Art & Culture
3 tetti
10.21 km

3 tetti

Via Belvedere, 39, 23896, Sirtori LC
27/07/2024
  • Art & Culture
3 tetti
10.21 km

Balcanica

Madonna delle Orane & Cortile Orana IV
Via per le Orane, 53, 23875, Osnago, LC.
03/08/2024
  • Music and show
Balcanica
10.53 km

Teatro In Corte “Laboratorio Teatrale”

Villa Calvi
Parco Martiri delle Foibe,22063,Cantù, CO
28/07/2024
  • Art & Culture
Teatro In Corte “Laboratorio Teatrale”
10.7 km

Nomadelfia

Piazza Garibaldi
Piazza Garibaldi, 22063, Cantù, CO
20/07/2024
  • Top Events
Nomadelfia
10.88 km

Holi Splash Run

Piazza Garibaldi
Piazza Garibaldi,22063,Cantù, CO
28/07/2024
  • Top Events
Holi Splash Run
10.88 km

Concerto Doctor Beat

Piazza Garibaldi
Piazza Garibaldi, 22063, Cantù, CO
15/08/2024
  • Music and show
Concerto Doctor Beat
10.88 km

Serata Dance

Piazza Garibaldi
Piazza Garibaldi, 22063, Cantù, CO
06/09/2024
  • Music and show
Serata Dance
10.88 km

Sport in città 2024

Piazza Garibaldi
Piazza Garibaldi, 22063, Cantù, CO
08/09/2024
  • Sport
Sport in città 2024
10.88 km

XXIX Festival Organistico Internazionale “Città Di Cantù 2024”

Basilica San Paolo XXIX
Via Carlo Annoni, 3, 22063 Cantù CO
13/09/2024
  • Music and show
XXIX Festival Organistico Internazionale “Città Di Cantù 2024”
10.89 km

XXIX Festival Organistico Internazionale “Città Di Cantù 2024”

Basilica San Paolo XXIX
Via Carlo Annoni, 3, 22063 Cantù CO
27/09/2024
  • Music and show
XXIX Festival Organistico Internazionale “Città Di Cantù 2024”
10.89 km

Teatro in Corte “L’AGORÀ”

Villa Calvi
Parco Martiri delle Foibe,22063,Cantù, CO
21/07/2024
  • Art & Culture
Teatro in Corte “L’AGORÀ”
10.91 km

Al paese di truciolo 2024

Villa Calvi
Parco Martiri delle Foibe,22063,Cantù, CO
26/07/2024
  • Art & Culture
Al paese di truciolo 2024
10.91 km

Activities

Longboard course for beginners

  • Active & Green
Longboard course for beginners
10.66 km

Longboard advanced course

  • Active & Green
Longboard advanced course
10.66 km

Where to sleep

CASA ROSSANA di ZANDALI ROSSANA

Tremezzina
CASA ROSSANA di ZANDALI ROSSANA

LOCANDA LA PIANA

Carate Brianza
LOCANDA LA PIANA
323 mt

LOCAZIONE TURISTICA GLAMOUR HOME

CARATE BRIANZA
LOCAZIONE TURISTICA GLAMOUR HOME
458 mt

LOCAZIONE TURISTICA LA BRI-STANZA

Carate Brianza
LOCAZIONE TURISTICA LA BRI-STANZA
489 mt

CAV GIOTTO

CARATE BRIANZA
CAV GIOTTO
539 mt

CAV VILLA SIMONA

Carate Brianza
CAV VILLA SIMONA
771 mt

B&B BIRABIRO

Carate Brianza
B&B BIRABIRO
1.08 km

B&B BEIJA - FLOR

Verano Brianza
B&B BEIJA - FLOR
1.29 km

CAV VIA CAVOUR APPARTAMENTO SPORTIVO

Carate Brianza
CAV VIA CAVOUR APPARTAMENTO SPORTIVO
1.36 km

LOCAZIONE TURISTICA NIGHT AT THE MINI-FARM

Carate Brianza
LOCAZIONE TURISTICA NIGHT AT THE MINI-FARM
1.36 km

LOCANDA RISTORANTE DA ARRIGO

Verano Brianza
LOCANDA RISTORANTE DA ARRIGO
1.41 km

CAV VERANO BRIANZA GUESTHOUSE

Verano Brianza
CAV VERANO BRIANZA GUESTHOUSE
1.61 km

HOTEL CORA

Carate Brianza
HOTEL CORA
1.63 km

LT IL NIDO DI PIETRO

VERANO BRIANZA
LT IL NIDO DI PIETRO
1.72 km

LT CASA CALOE

BESANA IN BRIANZA
LT CASA CALOE
2.01 km

LOCAZIONE TURISTICA HOME 2020

Giussano
LOCAZIONE TURISTICA HOME 2020
2.17 km

LT LA CASA NELLA VALLE

ALBIATE
LT LA CASA NELLA VALLE
2.49 km

HOTEL HABITAT

Giussano
HOTEL HABITAT
2.55 km

CAV COLOMBO MARISA SOFIA

Albiate
CAV COLOMBO MARISA SOFIA
2.6 km

CAV VILLA LE CAMELIE

Giussano
CAV VILLA LE CAMELIE
2.66 km