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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.

Where
Robbiate (LC)

The Naviglio di Paderno is an artificial canal that flows parallel to the River Adda in the municipality of  Paderno d’Adda northwest of Milan.

This Naviglio di Paderno is 2,605 metres long; 11 metres wide on the bottom; the water is always kept at a depth of 1.20 metres, there is a minimum gradient of  0.10 and a maximum of 0.45 every thousand metres so that the speed per second is a minimum of 0.31 and a maximum of 1.50.

The gradient is divided into 26.40 metre sections between the supports and 1.10 metres between the margins of the bottom. The slope is distributed for 26,40 metres onto the supports and for 1.10 metres as the bottom slope. (C. Cantù, Grande illustrazione del Lombardo Veneto, Milano, 1857).

Identity card:

Year of birth: 1777

Length: 2.9 km

Start: Robbiate

End: Cornate d’Adda


History:
The Naviglio di Paderno, which like the Bereguardo canal does not reach Milan, 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. The shortest of the Navigli canals, it is also the most complex with a change in level of 27.5 m thanks to a series of six locks.

It was intended to finally make it possible to travel by boat from the city to Lake Como which would then be linked to the inner canal ring via the Martesana canal. Work began under Francesco Sforza I in 1516, but the project was only finished almost three centuries later under Marie Therese of Austria and finally inaugurated in 1777.

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PHOTOS FROM BOOK: Cornate d'Adda. Acqua, roccia, energia (Missaglia, Bellavite, 2018)
Credits PH: Mario Donadoni
Take me here: Naviglio di Paderno

Places

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
1.22 km

Tre Corni alla Rocchetta: Leonardo’s Landscape

  • Leonardo
Tre Corni alla Rocchetta
1.24 km

Church of san paolo in imbersago

  • Religious Tourism
Church of San Paolo in Imbersago
1.73 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
1.73 km

The magic of Lago di Sartirana

  • Lakes
The magic of Lago di Sartirana
3.07 km

Montevecchia and Curone Valley Park

  • Active & Green
motevecchia collina
4.78 km

Sanctuary of Beata Vergine del Monte Carmelo

  • Religious Tourism
Sanctuary of Beata Vergine del Monte Carmelo
4.99 km

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.
  • Art & Culture
Cornate d'Adda, Centrale idroelettrica Esterle
5.13 km

Monastero di San Giacomo Maggiore

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

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)
6.67 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
8.23 km

Naviglio Martesana

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

Vimercate

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

From Lecco to the Martesana Canal

  • Cycle Tourism
Borgo di Pescarenico on the Adda river
10.35 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
10.77 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)
11.38 km

Lake Olginate

In the past there was a Roman bridge now there is the dike of Lake Lecco. Here you are Olginate.
  • Lakes
Lake Olginate
11.55 km

Former Convent and Church of Saints Peter and Paul, Brugora

  • Art & Culture
Ex Monastero e Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo di Brugora
11.61 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
11.8 km

La Rotonda, Tregasio

In the Tregasio district of Triuggio (Monza e Brianza), the Rotonda is a small neoclassical Pantheon.
  • Art & Culture
La Rotonda, Tregasio
11.87 km

Events

Brianze dipinte. Poeti del paesaggio, da gola a segantini

Villa Concordia
Via Fumagalli, 24, 23899, Robbiate (LC)
21/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
Brianze dipinte. Poeti del paesaggio, da gola a segantini
346 mt

Linearity

Villa Concordia
Via Fumagalli, 24, 23899, Robbiate (LC)
23/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
Linearity
346 mt

FA'ATAMA

Villa Concordia
Via Fumagalli, 24, 23899, Robbiate (LC)
23/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
FA'ATAMA
346 mt

Se mi lasci non vale

Parco di Villa Concordia
Via don A. Villa,23899, Robbiate, LC
14/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
Se mi lasci non vale
668 mt

Quando venne buio

Parco di Villa Concordia
Via don A. Villa,23899, Robbiate, LC
28/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
Quando venne buio
668 mt

Omaggio a una generazione perduta

Centro sportivo
Via Airoldi, 23877, Paderno d'Adda (LC)
05/07/2024
  • Art & Culture
Omaggio a una generazione perduta
1.11 km

Come fare cose con le parole

centro sportivo
Via Airoldi, 22, 23877, Paderno d'Adda (LC)
22/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
Come fare cose con le parole
1.13 km

La danza di San Michele

29/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
La danza di San Michele
1.22 km

Direttori d'orchestra

Piazza Garibaldi
15/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
Direttori d'orchestra
1.78 km

Marta e Olmo

Villa Gallavresi
Viale dei Municipi, 20, 23878, Verderio (LC)
23/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
Marta e Olmo
2.95 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
2.95 km

Innesti: Epifanie nella natura

Villa Gallavresi
Via Tre Re, 24, 23878, Verderio
15/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
Innesti: Epifanie nella natura
3.03 km

Il gatto e la volpe

Arena di Arlate
Via Parrocchiale, 43, 23885, Calco (LC)
16/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
Il gatto e la volpe
3.41 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
4.25 km

Monte Rock Festival

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

Il giardino delle Esperidi - Hamlet Private

Stazione dei treni
27/06/2024
  • Top Events
Il giardino delle Esperidi - Hamlet Private
5.17 km

Il giardino delle Esperidi - Arcipelago

Mondonico
27/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
Il giardino delle Esperidi - Arcipelago
5.17 km

Il giardino delle Esperidi - Messieur, che figura!

Corte San Donnino, Mondonico
27/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
Il giardino delle Esperidi - Messieur, che figura!
5.17 km

Mondonico, terra di artisti

28/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
Mondonico, terra di artisti
5.17 km

Il giardino delle Esperidi - Just walking

Piazza della stazione
28/06/2024
  • Art & Culture
Il giardino delle Esperidi - Just walking
5.17 km

Activities

Longboard advanced course

  • Active & Green
Longboard advanced course
11.66 km

Where to sleep

B&B ADMIRAMINI

Robbiate
B&B ADMIRAMINI
481 mt

B&B DAISY HOME'S

PADERNO D'ADDA
B&B DAISY HOME'S
1.08 km

cav di Michele Buzzi

Merate
cav di Michele Buzzi
1.19 km

cav di Ruggero Zuliani

MERATE
cav di Ruggero Zuliani
1.24 km

ETRUSCO

Calusco d'Adda
ETRUSCO
1.33 km

B&B ANEMONI

Imbersago
B&B ANEMONI
1.39 km

CAV ALICE IN WANDER DI ALICE CACIORGNA

Imbersago
CAV  ALICE IN WANDER DI ALICE CACIORGNA
1.47 km

MELAS

Merate
MELAS
1.58 km

B&B LA LOGGIA DEL CONTE

Merate
B&B LA LOGGIA DEL CONTE
2.23 km

LT CASA NOBILE di Giorgio Nobile

Merate
LT CASA NOBILE di Giorgio Nobile
2.31 km

LT APPARTAMENTO CANEVA MERATE di Florentina Ifrim

MERATE
LT APPARTAMENTO CANEVA MERATE di Florentina Ifrim
2.36 km

Agriturismo FATTORIA LAGHETTO

Merate
Agriturismo FATTORIA LAGHETTO
2.73 km

ROMANI'

Calusco d'Adda
ROMANI'
2.75 km

B&B MARIGOLD

Merate
B&B MARIGOLD
2.86 km

LT CASA SOFIA di Luisella Cavalli

Merate
LT CASA SOFIA di Luisella Cavalli
2.96 km

cav CASA IN SASSO di Carmen Terzan

Merate
cav CASA IN SASSO di Carmen Terzan
3.06 km

cav OLIVE TREE HOUSE MERATE di Angelo Bavaro

MERATE
cav OLIVE TREE HOUSE MERATE di Angelo Bavaro
3.17 km

B&B IN CORTE AL LAGHETTO di Silvia Caimi

Merate
B&B IN CORTE AL LAGHETTO di Silvia Caimi
3.2 km

cav di Alberto Bussolin

Merate
cav di Alberto Bussolin
3.25 km

VILLA MARIUCCIA

Villa d'Adda
VILLA MARIUCCIA
3.27 km