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The ridge of the Adda, from Cassano D'Adda to Lodi

The itinerary crosses the province of Lodi amidst a landscape and environmental setting of great interest, distinguished by the undulating river valley of the Adda with its woods and vast expanse of countryside around Lodi, the architectural heritage of the rural villages it passes through and at its end by the city of Lodi.

The itinerary starts at Cassano d'Adda station and ends at Lodi station.

From Cassano station you go towards the city centre, cross the bridge of the Muzza canal and you find, near a Gothic building, another bridge, which you cross so as to go along the other side of the canal as far as the cemetery of Truccazzano.

The cycle path allows you to reach Corneliano safely and, following secondary roads, you then get to Comazzo. From here you follow the cycle path until you reach Zelo Buon Persico and then from there you arrive in Lodi, your destination.


ITINERARY
Distance: 40.7 km
Difficulty: easy
Road surface: asphalt and dirt tracks
Ascent, Descent: + 202 m, -250 m; (Max gradient: 3.7%, -7.7% Average gradient: 0.7%, -0.8%)
Suitable for: all
Recommended types of bicycle: Mountain and hydrid


SOME PLACES OF INTEREST

The Groppello water wheel (El Rudun)
The water wheel was built at the behest of Carlo Bonromeo in 1618 to provide irrigation for the vegetable plots and gardens of the archbishop's villa. The current wheel is a reconstruction made in 1989.
Useful Information: the Leonardo Ecological Museum on the Adda - Parco Adda Nord, Villa Gina, Via Benigno Calvi, 3, Località Concesa, Trezzo sull’Adda (MI). Office hours: 9:30 – 13:00 from Monday to Friday
Telephone: 029091229
Website: www.addadileonardo.com
Map geolocation: 45.54363, 9.52335 

Villa Borromeo in Cassano d'Adda
Situated in a splendid park it is one of the most prestigious and important aristocratic residences. A splendid jewel of the late eighteenth century, today is one of the most well known and suggestive venues for events.
Useful information: The Villa can be visited from Monday to Friday (from 9 to 12 and from 14 to 18) – in the weekend by appointment only.
Website: www.villabonromeo.it
Map geolocation: 45.52559, 9.51935 

The Castle of Cassano d'Adda
A place of leisure and celebration, Ottone Visconti, Archbishop of Milan from 1261 to 1295 wanted the Castle to be built. Today the fort is home to a hotel however you can traverse the richly decorated courtyard.
Useful information: www.castellovisconteo.it
Tel. 0363 360221
E-mail: info@fortezzaviscontea.it
Map geolocation 45.52563, 9.52392 

Villa Anguissola in Albignano
The Counts of Angiussola started building it in the first half of the 15th century, after which the villa and the historic center underwent numerous modifications until the first half of the 18th century.
Useful information: only the outside is accessible
Map geolocation 45.50045, 9.49506

The Castle of Corneliano in Truccazzano
In 1385 Barnabò Visconti, Lord of Milan, gifted a vast estate in Corneliano, with agricultural lands and woods, to the Milan Great Hospital (Ospedale Maggiore). The oldest part of the castle, the square tower, dates from that time.
Useful information: Telephone: 3355956981
E-mail: info@castellodicornelianobertario.it
Map geolocation 45.46385, 9.47603 

South Adda Park (Parco Adda Sud)
The Park extends along the lower reaches of the Adda as far as the mouth of the Po, from Rivolta d'Adda to Castelnuovo Bocca d'Adda. It encompasses 35 municipalities in the provinces of Lodi and Cremona.
Useful information: https://www.parcoaddasud.it/portale/it/
Telephone: 0371/411129 
E-mail: info@parcoaddasud.it 
Map geolocation 45.314129, 9.498213 (head office)

Villa Pertusati in Comazzo
Built in the first half of the eighteenth century, the villa has a U-shaped layout, the wings of which come around to accommodate the entrance gate.  Currently the seat of the Comazzo town council.
Useful information: Municipality of Comazzo, Via Palazzo Pertusati, 25
Website: www.comunedicomazzo.it
E-mail: comune@comune.comazzo.lo.it
Telephone: 0290611015
Map geolocation 45.44192, 9.46665

The Church of San Biagio at Lavagna, Comazzo (Chiesa di San Biagio)
The church has a central nave crowned by an octagonal cupola, flanked on three sides by chapels, the entrance door is on the fourth side. The construction is dated to the early sixteenth century during the period of Bramante.
Useful information: Municiapality of Comazzo, Via Palazzo Pertusati, 25
Website: www.comunedicomazzo.it
E-mail: comune@comune.comazzo.lo.it
Telephone: 0290611015
Map geolocation 45.45562, 9.43557 

The Villa Pompeiana Fish Park
The Paradise Fish Park is a nature reserve of 13 hectares, set in a forest with about 6,000 plants. The water channels are home to about 20 species of freshwater fish, from small goldfish to beautiful koi carp.
Useful information: The Park is open from 1 March to 30 September, from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 17:30, and on Saturdays and public holidays 9:00 to 19:00.
E-mail: info@parcoittico.it 
Website: www.parcoittico.it
Tel: 02 906 57 14 
Map geolocation 45.38437, 9.44162 

The Cathedral of Lodi
Work started on the facade around 1160 and finished a century later. It was modified during the Renaissance with the opening of the oculus and the mullioned windows, the entrance still has a portico.
Useful information: Infopoint del Comune di Lodi, Piazza Broletto 4
Tel. 0371 409.238; E-mail: iat@comune.lodi.it
Opening hours, Monday and Wednesday: 9:00-18:00; Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00-13:00, 14:30-18:00; Friday: 9:00-14:00; Saturday and Sunday: 9:00-12:30; 14:30-18:00.
Map geolocation 45.31423, 9.50264 

The church of San Francesco in Lodi
The façade has a tall ogival portico with brick columns on stone plinths and a large white marble rose window; and on each side two mullioned windows open to the sky, making the structure seem lighter.
Useful information: Infopoint del Comune di Lodi, Piazza Broletto 4.
Tel. 0371 409.238; E-mail: iat@comune.lodi.it
Opening times Monday and Wednesday: 9:00-18:00; Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00-13:00, 14:30-18:00; Friday: 9:00-14:00; Saturday and Sunday: 9:00-12:30; 14:30-18:00.
Map geolocation 45.31458, 9.50777

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