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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 500
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

Montevecchia and Curone Valley Park

  • Active & Green
motevecchia collina
4.78 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

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

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
11.69 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

Park North Adda

  • Parks
Park North Adda
12.03 km

Monastery of santa maria del lavello

  • Religious Tourism
Monastery of Santa Maria del Lavello
12.19 km

Activities

E-Bike BH Rebell Lite

  • Cycle Tourism
E-Bike BH Rebell Lite
9.1 km

Longboard advanced course

  • Active & Green
Longboard advanced course
11.66 km

Where to sleep

B&B ADMIRAMINI

Robbiate
B&B ADMIRAMINI
481 mt

ETRUSCO

Calusco d'Adda
ETRUSCO
1.33 km

B&B ANEMONI

Imbersago
B&B ANEMONI
1.39 km

MELAS

Merate
MELAS
1.58 km

B&B CASCINA VEDU'

Merate
B&B CASCINA VEDU'
2.18 km

B&B LA LOGGIA DEL CONTE

Merate
B&B LA LOGGIA DEL CONTE
2.23 km

FATTORIA LAGHETTO

Merate
FATTORIA LAGHETTO
2.73 km

B&B MARIGOLD

Merate
B&B MARIGOLD
2.86 km

CAV CASA SOFIA DI LUISELLA CAVALLI

Merate
CAV CASA SOFIA DI LUISELLA CAVALLI
2.96 km

VILLA MARIUCCIA

Villa d'Adda
VILLA MARIUCCIA
3.27 km

B&B BRIANZA EST

Cernusco Lombardone
B&B BRIANZA EST
3.64 km

FORESTERIA AL CASTELLO DI CERNUSCO LOMBARDONE

Cernusco Lombardone
FORESTERIA AL CASTELLO DI CERNUSCO LOMBARDONE
3.74 km

B&B LA MAGNOLIA

Calco
B&B LA MAGNOLIA
3.82 km

B&B LA CINCIA ALLEGRA

Cernusco Lombardone
B&B LA CINCIA ALLEGRA
3.9 km

B&B IL TORCHIO

Calco
B&B IL TORCHIO
3.92 km

I GELSI

Cernusco Lombardone
I GELSI
3.95 km

B&B AL RONCACCIO

Calco
B&B AL RONCACCIO
4.02 km

B&B LA CASA DI GIUSY

Osnago
B&B LA CASA DI GIUSY
4.02 km

LOCANDA PAPA' NENE'

Osnago
LOCANDA PAPA' NENE'
4.04 km

B&B IL GATTO CHE RIDE

Carvico
B&B IL GATTO CHE RIDE
4.07 km