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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 - @inLombardia
1.86 km

The Twin Oaks of Villa Reale

Size, position, elegance: this is why the famous oaks of the Royal Villa excel among the tree monuments of Monza and Brianza.
  • Art & Culture
The Twin Oaks of Villa Reale
1.88 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
Giardini Reali di Villa Reale, Monza - @inLombardia
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
Arengario in Piazza Roma, Monza.
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

Events

Iliostasi - solstizio d'estate. Miscellanea di poesia

chiesetta di Santa Margherita
Via Giuseppe Parini, 23880, Casatenovo (LC)
20/06/2024
  • Lifestyle
Iliostasi - solstizio d'estate. Miscellanea di poesia
10.65 km

Poetrips. Parole fuori dal comune

Villa Greppi
Via Monte Grappa, 21, 23873, Missaglia (LC)
23/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
Poetrips. Parole fuori dal comune
10.82 km

Tracce della storia 2024. L'Europa meridionale verso la democrazia

Antico Granaio di Villa Greppi
Via Monte Grappa, 21, 23876, Monticello Brianza
20/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
Tracce della storia 2024. L'Europa meridionale verso la democrazia
10.92 km

Tracce della storia 2024. L'Europa meridionale verso la democrazia

Antico Granaio di Villa Greppi
Via Monte Grappa, 21, 23876, Monticello Brianza
22/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
Tracce della storia 2024. L'Europa meridionale verso la democrazia
10.92 km

Brig FIlm Festival

ex Monastero della Misericordia
Via della Misericordia, 25, 23873, Missaglia, LC
15/06/2024 - 16/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
Brig FIlm Festival
11.03 km

IKI

Monastero della Misericordia
Via della Misericordia, 25, 23973, Missaglia (LC)
17/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
IKI
11.03 km

Chez Bagonzo. Entodelizie da tutto il mondo

Spazio De Andrè
Parco Matteotti, 23870, Osnago (LC)
06/07/2024
  • Art & Culture
Chez Bagonzo. Entodelizie da tutto il mondo
11.89 km

Monte Rock Festival

Parco del Curone
21/06/2024 - 23/06/2024
  • Music and show
Monte Rock Festival
13.59 km

Marta e Olmo

Villa Gallavresi
Viale dei Municipi, 20, 23878, Verderio (LC)
23/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
Marta e Olmo
14.2 km

Terra - da Steinback alla Luna

Villa Gallavresi
Viale dei Municipi, 20, 23878, Verderio (LC)
07/07/2024
  • Art & Culture
Terra - da Steinback alla Luna
14.2 km

HOP HOP STREET FOOD

Via Giuseppe Pirovano
21/06/2024 - 23/06/2024
  • Food & Wine
HOP HOP STREET FOOD
14.3 km

Il giardino delle Esperidi - Hamlet Private

Villa Besana
Via Besana, 2, 23896, Sirtori (LC)
28/06/2024
  • Top Events
Il giardino delle Esperidi - Hamlet Private
14.92 km

Il giardino delle Esperidi - Arcipelago

Villa Besana
Via Besana, 2, 23896, Sirtori (LC)
28/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
Il giardino delle Esperidi - Arcipelago
14.92 km

Il giardino delle Esperidi - Rette parallele sono l'amore e la morte

Villa Besana
Via Besana, 2, 23896, Sirtori (LC)
28/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
Il giardino delle Esperidi - Rette parallele sono l'amore e la morte
14.92 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 APPARTAMENTO DIEGO

VEDANO AL LAMBRO
CAV APPARTAMENTO DIEGO
70 mt

CAV Italianway – IV Novembre 50

Vedano al Lambro
CAV Italianway – IV Novembre 50
101 mt

CAV ROSANNA HOUSE

VEDANO AL LAMBRO
CAV ROSANNA HOUSE
161 mt

LT CASA DORI

VEDANO AL LAMBRO
LT CASA DORI
191 mt

CAV CASA FRANCESCA

VEDANO AL LAMBRO
CAV CASA FRANCESCA
234 mt

LOCAZIONE TURISTICA MONZA PARK APARTMENT 2

Vedano al Lambro
LOCAZIONE TURISTICA MONZA PARK APARTMENT 2
332 mt

CAV MONZA PARK APARTMENT

Vedano al Lambro
CAV MONZA PARK APARTMENT
332 mt

CAV ALLOGGIO DE LA CURT - primo piano

VEDANO AL LAMBRO
CAV ALLOGGIO DE LA CURT - primo piano
338 mt

CAV ALLOGGIO DE LA CURT - Piano Terra

VEDANO AL LAMBRO
CAV ALLOGGIO DE LA CURT - Piano Terra
338 mt

CAV STUDIO PARK

VEDANO AL LAMBRO
CAV STUDIO PARK
381 mt

LT CORTE DEL PARCO

VEDANO AL LAMBRO
LT CORTE DEL PARCO
486 mt

LT DIMORA DEL PARCO

VEDANO AL LAMBRO
LT DIMORA DEL PARCO
486 mt

CAV LA CASA DI TERI

Vedano al Lambro
CAV LA CASA DI TERI
613 mt

CAV PARCO DI MONZA APARTMENT

Vedano al Lambro
CAV PARCO DI MONZA APARTMENT
658 mt

B&B VILLA CAMILLA

Vedano al Lambro
B&B VILLA CAMILLA
864 mt

CAV CASA GIULIA

MONZA
CAV CASA GIULIA
1.04 km

CAV CASA PARCO

MONZA
CAV CASA PARCO
1.17 km

LOCAZIONE TURISTICA LA DIMORA DI GALENO

MONZA
LOCAZIONE TURISTICA LA DIMORA DI GALENO
1.4 km

B&B dell'Olmo

Biassono
B&B dell'Olmo
1.43 km

LT PUPPIO MARIA VITTORIA

BIASSONO
LT PUPPIO MARIA VITTORIA
1.48 km