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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.

Where
Vedano al Lambro (MB)
Contacts
+ 39 039 24861
Official site

Did you know that some scenes from the film “The Garden of the Finzi-Continis” were shot in the garden and interiors of Villa Litta Bolognini Modigliani in Vedano al Lambro?

For film buffs, this little tidbit alone might be enough to spend an afternoon in Vedano al Lambro, a small town overlooking the Park of Monza, close to the main city, where Vittorio De Sica shot some scenes of the masterpiece that won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 1972.

Although today Villa Litta Bolognini - designed by the Milanese architect Luigi Chierichetti in Tudor style - remains inaccessible so as to preserve the privacy of its owners, in Vedano, during the FAI Days run by Fondo Ambiente Italiano (the Italian National Trust), you can visit another historic residence, Villa Zendali in Via Santo Stefano 4. Officially, King Umberto I purchased the villa to use it as a hunting lodge, but unofficially, as the tabloids of the time tell us, to meet the noblewoman Eugenia Litta in secret.  

The parish church of Santo Stefano stands alongside the villa. Built in the 15th century and remodelled in the late 19th century, it houses prized works of art, including a 16th century Nativity and an Adoration of the Magi.

The Sanctuary of the Madonna della Misericordia - one of the stages on the ‘Cammino di Sant'Agostino’ pilgrimage route - stands at the intersection of the municipalities of Vedano al Lambro, Biassono and Lissone, and it is said that the Madonna appeared here during a plague epidemic. And the fresco in the presbytery basin, painted by Luigi Tagliaferri, refers to that plague: in the background, the Madonna is seated on a mound of clouds with the Child Jesus in her lap, while groups of faithful invoke the Virgin's protection on either side. 

One last suggestion: Vedano al Lambro is an excellent starting point for a walk in Monza Park: from Porta Vedano, used by King Umberto I to visit the “Villa Litta”, after the short climb, you quickly reach Villa Mirabellino, built in 1776 on a natural terrace. From there, you can take your pick of pathways among villas, farmhouses and centuries-old trees. 

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Places

Autodromo Nazionale di Monza

Motor sports and high speeds
  • Sport
Autodromo Nazionale di Monza
551 mt

Villa Mirabellino

  • Art & Culture
Villa Mirabellino - Parco di Monza - ph fondoambiente.it
709 mt

Monza Park

  • Active & Green
Monza Park
1.16 km

Villa Mirabello

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

Torretta Viscontea

  • Art & Culture
Torretta Viscontea - Parco di Monza - ph: Ilcittadinomb.it
1.5 km

Serrone of Villa Reale

  • Art & Culture
Roseto - Serrone of Villa Reale - Monza
1.77 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)
1.8 km

Villa Reale of Monza

  • Art & Culture
Villa Reale of Monza
1.83 km

Niso Fumagalli Rose Garden

The Niso Fumagalli rose garden alongside the Villa Reale in Monza hosts more than 4000 rose varieties from all over the world.
  • Active & Green
Niso Fumagalli Rose Garden
1.84 km

Royal Villa of Monza and gardens

  • Art & Culture
Villa Reale, Monza
1.86 km

Royal gardens of monza

40 hectares for romantic walks, between art and nature. The Monza Royal Gardens also contain a charming rose garden.
  • Active & Green
Royal gardens of monza
1.9 km

Cappella espiatoria

  • Art & Culture
Cappella espiatoria
2.1 km

Biassono

  • Art & Culture
Biassono
2.2 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
2.77 km

Musei Civici di Monza

Monza and its history in a rediscovered museum. The collections of the city are in Casa degli Umiliati.
  • Art & Culture
Monza, Musei Civici di Monza
2.85 km

From the pulpit: Monza’s Arengario

  • Art & Culture
From the pulpit: Monza’s Arengario
2.88 km

Duomo di Monza

A history of more than 1400 years and a priceless treasure are kept in the basilica dedicated to St. John the Baptist.
  • Religious Tourism
Duomo di Monza, Churches of Monza
2.99 km

Chapel of teodolinda

In the Cathedral of Monza, a chapel tells the story of Queen Teodolinda.
  • Religious Tourism
Chapel of Teodolinda
3.02 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
4.33 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
4.43 km

Events

Festival of San Fermo

Parco Comunale di Villa Campello
Via Salvadori, 1, Albiate (MB)
06/08/2022 - 09/08/2022
  • Art & Culture
Festival of San Fermo
5.47 km

Activities

Longboard course for beginners

  • Active & Green
Longboard course for beginners
2.92 km

Longboard advanced course

  • Active & Green
Longboard advanced course
2.92 km

Cripta | escape room | Clues Hunt Milano

  • Lifestyle
Cripta | escape room | Clues Hunt Milano
10.71 km

Il regno dell'Oltre | Escape room | Clues Hunt Milano

  • Lifestyle
Il regno dell'Oltre | Escape room | Clues Hunt Milano
10.71 km

La Bottega di Leonardo | Escape room | Clues Hunt Milano

  • Lifestyle
La Bottega di Leonardo | Escape room | Clues Hunt Milano
10.71 km

Where to sleep

CAV ITALIANWAY – IV NOVEMBRE 50

Vedano al Lambro
CAV ITALIANWAY – IV NOVEMBRE 50
101 mt

LOCAZIONE TURISTICA MONZA PARK APARTMENT 2

Vedano al Lambro
LOCAZIONE TURISTICA MONZA PARK APARTMENT 2
332 mt

B&B VILLA CAMILLA

Vedano al Lambro
B&B VILLA CAMILLA
864 mt

B&B DELL'OLMO

Biassono
B&B DELL'OLMO
1.43 km

MONZA CAMPING

Monza
MONZA CAMPING
1.5 km

CAV PARK RESIDENCE

Monza
CAV PARK RESIDENCE
1.5 km

CAV RESIDENZA VILLA REGINA

Monza
CAV RESIDENZA VILLA REGINA
1.55 km

LOCAZIONE TURISTICA VIA RIGHI 72 - PRIMO PIANO

Lissone
LOCAZIONE TURISTICA VIA RIGHI 72 - PRIMO PIANO
1.56 km

LOCAZIONE TURISTICA VIA RIGHI 72 - SECONDO PIANO

Lissone
LOCAZIONE TURISTICA VIA RIGHI 72 - SECONDO PIANO
1.56 km

CAV LUNA DI MONZA

Monza
CAV LUNA DI MONZA
1.64 km

FORESTERIA LOMBARDA RESIDENZA LUNA DI MONZA

Monza
FORESTERIA LOMBARDA RESIDENZA LUNA DI MONZA
1.64 km

LOCAZIONE TURISTICA CASA MIA

Lissone
LOCAZIONE TURISTICA CASA MIA
1.77 km

B&B LE CASETTE

Monza
B&B LE CASETTE
1.85 km

B&B RAMONA

Biassono
B&B RAMONA
1.91 km

HOTEL DE LA VILLE

Monza
HOTEL DE LA VILLE
1.91 km

FORESTERIA LOMBARDA GREYROOMS DI DARFED

Monza
FORESTERIA LOMBARDA GREYROOMS DI DARFED
1.97 km

FORESTERIA LOMBARDA THEA

Monza
FORESTERIA LOMBARDA THEA
2 km

LOCAZIONE TURISTICA ROBERTO

Lissone
LOCAZIONE TURISTICA ROBERTO
2.04 km

OSTELLO COSTA ALTA

Monza
OSTELLO COSTA ALTA
2.24 km

CENTRO SOCIALE BOTTICELLI

Lissone
CENTRO SOCIALE BOTTICELLI
2.27 km