Knowing Milan and its province
Great Noble Villas in Groane Regional Park
Along the route to Milan's north, are some of the most important areas that are undergoing major urban development. The sector of the city from Bovisa to Quarto, was heavily used for industrial purposes, now operations have ceased in order for new developments to take place: new houses, new green areas, historical parks completely restored, and the recovery of facilities previously closed to the population.
Therefore, the large factories in Bosiva have been transformed into classrooms and laboratories for the various faculties of an engineering school.
There are other new buildings along the avenue that have also been converted. Following, the Milan-Torino route and heading to Saronno, we will reach the Castellazzo di Bollate, also known as Villa Arconati, on a warm evening during July you can see a beautiful concert starring famous international artists Here we are at the gates of Groane Park, a protected area that has over 3,400 acres of woods and meadows, considered as very precious greenery in the metropolitan area of Milan. The regional park, established in 1976, gets its name from the natural terraces, that sit a few meters higher than the other surrounding plains, consisting of glacial land and clay, this is Groane precisely .
The natural beauty of the park extends to the precious villas belonging to aristocrats that can be found in this part of the plains that are crossed by the Channel Villoresi waters. The historical dwellings with high chimneys from the many furnaces that characterize the area alternate with the many tracks created by mankind in past eras .
The major development of this area undertaken post-war rescued these beautiful villas. Villa Visconti Villa Borromeo Litta in Lainate with its famous water features and Villa Arese Borromeo in Cesano Maderno, in the brianteo territory, together with their gardens make a great impression on the land in the north of Milan.
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