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Carate Brianza

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Country  Italy
Province / Metropolitan city  Monza and Brianza (MB)
Demonym(s)  Caratesi
Local time  Thursday 11:25 PM
Patron saint  Ambrose
Region  Lombardy
Elevation  256 m (840 ft)
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Postal code  20841
Carate Brianza

Weather  7°C, Wind NE at 5 km/h, 81% Humidity
Province  Province of Monza and Brianza

Carate Brianza is a town and comune in the province of Monza and Brianza. The city lies at an elevation ranging from 230 to 300 metres (750 to 980 ft) above sea level, on the Lambro river.

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Map of 20841 Carate Brianza, Province of Monza and Brianza, Italy

History

The history of Carate Brianza dates back to the Stone Age, as shown by a discovery made of carved rocks that are now preserved in the Archaeological Museum of Milan.

The Lombard Queen Theodolinda built in this town a tower, which later was turned into the bell tower for the main church. After the 10th century, a wall was built around the town to protect it from barbarian attacks. The Middle Ages was characterized by the spreading of the Christianity, with the construction of five churches and a hospital.

During the 19th century jurist and philosopher Gian Domenico Romagnosi lived in Carate.

Main sights

  • Villa Cusani Confalonieri- originally the site of a medieval castle; the present shape was acquired over the 18th and 19th century. It now houses the town library and scenic park, open to the public.
  • Villa La Rovella - Neoclassical villa an oratory in the frazione of Agliate
  • Sant' Ambrogio e Simpliciano - 19th-century parish church in town center, near the 18th-century statue of Sant'Anatalone, which has been restored recently.
  • San Pietro and San Paolo, Agliate - Basilica built in Romanesque style.
  • Oratorio di Santa Maria Maddalena, Carate Brianza - small 15th-century church adjacent to Villa Cusani Confalonieri
  • References

    Carate Brianza Wikipedia