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Cornate d'Adda

In the province of Monza e Brianza, the history of Cornate d'Adda goes back a long way and starts with water.

Where
Cornate d’Adda (MB)
Contacts
+ 39 039 68741
Official site

The name Cornate d'Adda, the main town in the Monza stretch of the Adda River, appeared for the first time in the Lombard era, mentioned in the Historia Langobardorum by the historian Paolo Diacono.  

Archaeological excavations in the Villa Paradiso district, along the local access road called Costiera D'Adda brought to light an ancient Roman settlement with a Villa Rustica (countryside villa), a cistern, a necropolis, a waste pit and seventeen Lombard tombs. Other “surprises” emerged along the Adda River, above the rocky spur of the Rocchetta: a 14th century well, other Lombard tombs, a cistern, an oven and the rocky foundations of community residences from the late Roman period.  

Cornate d’Adda was given a new lease on life in the early 1900s, when the Bertini Hydroelectric Plant was constructed on the river, in Porto d’Adda. Built in 1898 to electrify the tramways in Milan, it was once Europe’s largest and most powerful plant, and second in the world only to the hydroelectric plant of Niagara Falls in the United States. 

Despite the amount of energy produced, the Bertini plant wasn’t enough to meet demand. So, in 1914, the elegant neo-Renaissance style Esterle Hydroelectric Plant was built 500 metres downstream. Both these plants are still operational. The Bertini Plant has a museum that is open to visitors, who can also book a guided tour of the plant (info). 

If you are fond of art and history, we strongly recommend visiting the Church of S. Giuseppe, in piazza Don Giulio Ambrosiani 3. The frescoes are by Bergamo artist Vanni Rossi, who painted the interiors of the Church during the Second World War, portraying the residents of the town with whom he shared those dramatic years. The most significant work is the Last Judgement, on the wall opposite the altar, where, amongst the damned, Dante-inspired figures such as Count Ugolino, he also depicted his contemporaries, Mussolini and Hitler.

Lastly, a tip for a day in the green outdoors: the event in Spring called FiorirAnno, a festival of flowers stemming from the desire to bring everyone closer to the practice of you-pick, an opportunity for families, groups of friends and nature lovers to spend time outdoors, picking their favourite flowers! Keep up with the latest news and events here.

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Ph: Valentina Caiola
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Places

Villa Paradiso Golf Club

Villa Paradiso Golf Club is situated in the splendid Adda Natural Park, just 20 minutes from Milan and Bergamo.
  • Golf
Villa Paradiso Golf Club, Cornate d’Adda (MB)
2.16 km

Bridge of Paderno d'Adda

Also known as the Rothlisberger Bridge it is a rail-road traffic and connects Paderno and Calusco through the Adda River
  • Art & Culture
Bridge of Paderno d'Adda
3.95 km

Tre Corni alla Rocchetta: Leonardo’s Landscape

  • Leonardo 500
Tre Corni alla Rocchetta
3.99 km

Naviglio Martesana

Also called 'Naviglio Piccolo', it is the canal that connects Milan with the river Adda
  • Navigli
Naviglio Martesana
4.79 km

Naviglio di Paderno

It was a product of the genius of Leonardo da Vinci who in the early 16th century was a guest of Count Melzi in Vaprio d'Adda.
  • Navigli
Naviglio di Paderno
5.13 km

From Lecco to the Martesana Canal

  • Cycle Tourism
Borgo di Pescarenico on the Adda river
5.48 km

Visconti Castle

From the tower of the Castle the view of the river and of the surrounding territory is priceless, from the Pre-Alps to the plain
  • Art & Culture
Visconti castle
5.94 km

Church of san paolo in imbersago

  • Religious Tourism
Church of San Paolo in Imbersago
6.66 km

Madonna del bosco sanctuary

The Imbersago Sanctuary is a valuable monument of Lombard Baroque and stands in a panoramic position on the Adda Valley
  • Religious Tourism
Madonna del Bosco Sanctuary
6.66 km

Leonardo Adda Ecomuseum

Open-air museum along the Paderno Canal in which to rediscover the historical, artistic and naturalistic events of the territory
  • Art & Culture
Adda Leonardo Ecomuseum
6.92 km

Park North Adda

  • Parks
Park North Adda
7.13 km

Crespi d'Adda Workers Village

  • Unesco Sites
Crespi d'Adda Workers Village
7.73 km

Golf Brianza Country Club

Golf Brianza Country Club is located in the south of Lake Como in a charming and wavy natural amphitheater.
  • Golf
Golf Brianza Country Club
8.31 km

Vimercate

From the Vimercate district museum to the jewels of little Oreno. Discover what to visit in Vimercate.
  • Art & Culture
Vimercate
8.34 km

Montevecchia and Curone Valley Park

  • Active & Green
motevecchia collina
8.97 km

Villa Melzi d'Eril

Villa Melzi is a residential villa belonging to the Melzi family that looks out onto the River Adda
  • Art & Culture
Villa Melzi D'Eril
9.44 km

Monastero di San Giacomo Maggiore

  • Religious Tourism
Monastero di San Giacomo Maggiore, Churches of Bergamo
9.7 km

Golf Club Bergamo l’Albenza

Golf Club Bergamo l’Albenza It is a very technical course is located just 13 km from Bergamo and 50 km from Milan.
  • Golf
Golf Club Bergamo l'Albenza, Almenno San Bartolomeo (BG)
13.39 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)
13.87 km

Former Convent and Church of Saints Peter and Paul, Brugora

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

Activities

Leolandia entrance tickets

  • Active & Green
Leolandia entrance tickets
7.15 km

E-Bike BH Rebell Lite

  • Cycle Tourism
E-Bike BH Rebell Lite
8.21 km

“La Cascade” wellness center and spa

  • Wellness
“La Cascade” wellness center and spa
12.02 km

MTB Freeride – Full day high Orobie Alps, Bergamo

  • Active & Green
MTB Freeride – Full day high Orobie Alps, Bergamo
12.79 km

Where to sleep

AZIENDA AGRICOLA SOCIALE AVANTI FRUTTA DI SALA LUIGI

Cornate d'Adda
AZIENDA AGRICOLA SOCIALE AVANTI FRUTTA DI SALA LUIGI
614 mt

B&B VILLA PARADISO

Cornate d'Adda
B&B VILLA PARADISO
1.51 km

AGRITURISMO FONDO BRUGAROLO

Sulbiate
AGRITURISMO FONDO BRUGAROLO
2.84 km

VILLA CAVOUR

Bottanuco
VILLA CAVOUR
3.14 km

MOTEL SIRIO

Medolago
MOTEL SIRIO
3.33 km

B&B VILLA TERRY

Bottanuco
B&B VILLA TERRY
3.41 km

B&B VISENTIN SARA

Medolago
B&B VISENTIN SARA
3.43 km

LE VIGNE SULL'ADDA

Bottanuco
LE VIGNE SULL'ADDA
3.7 km

RIST HOTEL PIANURA INN

Busnago
RIST HOTEL PIANURA INN
3.75 km

BEST WESTERN SOLAF BUSINESS HOTEL

Medolago
BEST WESTERN SOLAF BUSINESS HOTEL
3.88 km

ETRUSCO

Calusco d'Adda
ETRUSCO
4.05 km

ROMANI'

Calusco d'Adda
ROMANI'
4.36 km

B&B ADMIRAMINI

Robbiate
B&B ADMIRAMINI
4.94 km

HOTEL VALENTINO

Bellusco
HOTEL VALENTINO
5.13 km

B&B SULL'ADDA

Capriate San Gervasio
B&B SULL'ADDA
5.29 km

LOCAZIONE TURISTICA TETTAMANTI

Bellusco
LOCAZIONE TURISTICA TETTAMANTI
5.49 km

BEL BEL

Capriate San Gervasio
BEL BEL
5.6 km

MELAS

Merate
MELAS
5.63 km

VILLA E GARDEN

Capriate San Gervasio
VILLA E GARDEN
5.75 km

B&B LA LOGGIA DEL CONTE

Merate
B&B LA LOGGIA DEL CONTE
5.88 km