Legnanese low cost
A thirty minute train ride from the town brings you to delightful Legnano, an ancient city steeped in history renowned for its industrial tradition.
The Legnano area is also an ideal base for “low cost” exploration of the province, with offers that suit all budgets.
Another must is a visit to the Guido Sutermeister Museum, which is free of charge. The Museum largely preserves archaeological artefacts found during demolition and construction in the early 1900s – a period of widespread economic growth for the area thanks to its developing textile and mechanical industries. The city’s main attraction; however, is the Bramante-inspired Basilica di San Magno, which houses precious art works, including a polyptych by Bernardino Luini (1523) and frescos by Bernardino Lanino. Entry is free.
The impressive town of Parabiago lies a short distance from Legnano.
Here visitors can find the Crispi Bonsai Museum – a unique Oriental display of centuries-old plants, vases and books. Entrance costs € 4,00.
The Museum Carla Musazzi is a pleasantly surprising find and presents a variety of precious objects, including an authentic copy of the famous Parabiago silver patera (IIIc. A.D.) – a precious drinking bowl currently held at the Milan Archaeological Museum – along with workshop tools and wood belonging to Maggiolini (1734-1814), the world famous cabinet-maker (ebanista), who was born, worked and died in the town. Entry to the museum is free.
There is also a series of walking routes within the Parabiago landscape eco-museum.
The whole area offers an opportunity for discovery, and visitors can download a free map of sites of historical and natural interest in this important and enchanting part of the province.