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Morimondo

Where
Morimondo (MI)
Contacts
+ 39 02 94961919
Official site
Infopoint
Infopoint Abbiategrasso
Piazza Marconi, 1, Abbiategrasso (MI)
+39 02 94692458 / 468

It all began with the octagonal stone column (the 8th day, symbol of rebirth) that the French monks who came from Morimond in Burgundy planted in the clods of Ticino in 1136 which became the foundation of the new abbey of Santa Maria di Morimondo.

The Cistercian monks, following the rule of St. Benedict, give themselves to manual labour: they reclaimed the lands around the river, built irrigation channels, dealt directly with the agricultural activities, invented the use of the rotten meadow to have more grass and hay for livestock.

And they build the abbey in Gothic style by mixing river clay that when cooked in the furnace gave them bricks. It is monastic architecture, no frills, essential, based on the mysticism of light in relationship with shadow and geometry in buildings. The Lombard brick with its red colour imposes itself on the changing sky, when the horizon is veiled by the mist rising from the irrigation ditches and the springs.

This landscape of river, meadows, woods, rice fields and farms has received its agricultural vocation from the monks; there is continuity between the rows of poplars and the Cistercian architecture that expresses the spirituality of order, prayer, study, work and respect for nature.

The monastery has generated harmony in the village of Morimondo (MI) and today the village wants to regenerate the monastery: not only was it restored after the disgrace following the Napoleonic suppression but the billboards have disappeared from the streets, there are no longer overhead cables or multi-floor houses. Custody of the Ticino park is part of this conservation drive: the landscape now remains that which the monks saw from the abbey.

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Places

Abbey of Morimondo

The Abbey of Morimondo, along with its monastery, is a place of worship and Cistercian spirituality, but also a tourist attraction
  • Religious Tourism
Abbey of Morimondo
339 mt

Golf Club Ambrosiano

Near Milan, the Ambrosiano is one of the most challenging Italian golf courses, which is nonetheless suitable for players of every level.
  • Golf
Golf Club Ambrosiano, Bubbiano (MI)
4.78 km

Naviglio di Bereguardo

It begins at the Naviglio Grande, at Castelletto di Abbiategrasso, and reaches the River Ticino at the Bereguardo bridge.
  • Navigli
Naviglio_di_Bereguardo
5.43 km

Convento (ex) dell’Annunciata

Very simple on the outside, inside this church conserves a magnificent cycle of frescoes.
  • Art & Culture
Convento dell'Annunciata
5.91 km

Golf Vigevano

Golf Vigevano is a prestigious benchmark in the Italian golf circuit. The 18-hole course is set in the green surroundings of Ticino Park.
  • Golf
Golf Vigevano
7.17 km

Vigevano

  • Villages
Vigevano
8.58 km

Pontoon bridge

This bridge is one of the last remaining pontoon bridges in Italy.
  • Navigli
Ponte delle barche
8.63 km

Cassinetta di Lugagnano Noble Mansions

  • Art & Culture
Cassinetta di Lugagnano noble mansions
8.63 km

Duomo di Vigevano

It delimits the eastern side of the Piazza Ducale, with its grandiose Baroque façade
  • Religious Tourism
Duomo di Vigevano, Churches of Pavia
8.64 km

Piazza Ducale in Vigevano

You will be enchanted by one of the most beautiful Renaissance squares
  • Art & Culture
Piazza Ducale in Vigevano
8.69 km

Cassinetta di Lugagnano

Cassinetta di Lugagnano is the village of noble Milanese villas, to be discovered by bike or by boat along the Naviglio Grande.
  • Villages
Cassinetta di Lugagnano
8.69 km

International footwear museum

An art and a tradition in the town that has been the shoes world capital
  • Art & Culture
International Footwear Museum
8.82 km

Castle of Vigevano

The Castle of Vigevano is considered one of the biggest fortified structures in Europe, occupying 70 thousand square metres.
  • Art & Culture
Castello di  Vigevano
8.82 km

The Sforzesca

A genuine prototype for subsequent rural Lombard architecture
  • Art & Culture
La Sforzesca
9.22 km

Villa Gaia Gandini

Villa Gaia is one of the oldest buildings on the Navigli and was one of the first villas in Lombardy.
  • Art & Culture
Villa Gaia Galdini
10.42 km

Palazzo Archinto

Known as “Il Castello” for the two towers that characterise the only remaining wing.
  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Archinto
10.43 km

Bereguardo Castle

Destinato prevalentemente a funzioni residenziali difendeva il versante occidentale dello Stato di Milano
  • Art & Culture
Bereguardo Castle
12.25 km

Gambolo'

  • Villages
Castello di Gambolò
13.09 km

Park of the Ticino Valley

The park covers about 92,000 hectares from Lake Maggiore to the confluence with the River Po
  • Parks
Park of the Ticino Valley
13.23 km

Activities

Tour of Naviglio Grande by canoe

  • Active & Green
Tour of Naviglio Grande by canoe
11.42 km

Where to sleep

HOTEL MORIMONDO

Morimondo
HOTEL MORIMONDO
301 mt

B&B PALAZZO BARZIZZA

Ozzero
B&B PALAZZO BARZIZZA
2.75 km

RESIDENZA LA GAGGIANESE

Rosate
RESIDENZA LA GAGGIANESE
4.01 km

DA ZIA LAURA

Gudo Visconti
DA ZIA LAURA
4.21 km

B&B OSPITI DI ANNA

Abbiategrasso
B&B OSPITI DI ANNA
4.79 km

B&B MAGNOLIA

Besate
B&B MAGNOLIA
4.94 km

BELSO CAFE'

Rosate
BELSO CAFE'
5.06 km

B&B LA CORTE DEI GUARDIANI

B&B LA CORTE DEI GUARDIANI
5.13 km

HOTEL MOTEL REGAL

HOTEL MOTEL REGAL
5.26 km

EUROPA

Rosate
EUROPA
5.37 km

NUOVO ALBERGO ITALIA

Abbiategrasso
NUOVO ALBERGO ITALIA
5.59 km

B&B IL MORETTO

Abbiategrasso
B&B IL MORETTO
5.74 km

B&B SWEET DREAM

Abbiategrasso
B&B SWEET DREAM
5.75 km

LE CAMERE DELLA CERVIA

Abbiategrasso
LE CAMERE DELLA CERVIA
5.93 km

CASA LIBERTY

Abbiategrasso
CASA LIBERTY
6.24 km

VILLA ENZA

Gaggiano
VILLA ENZA
6.35 km

HOTEL DEL PARCO

Vigevano
HOTEL DEL PARCO
6.42 km

RESIDENZA DEL PARCO

Vigevano
RESIDENZA DEL PARCO
6.42 km

B&B LA GINIBISSA

Abbiategrasso
B&B LA GINIBISSA
6.43 km

B&B NEL CORTILE

Abbiategrasso
B&B NEL CORTILE
6.64 km