Knowing Milan and its province
Castles and villages on the Adda River
The itinerary takes place between higher and lower plains around Milan, towards the Adda river and its park.
Upon leaving Milan, we will cross an area that is scantly inhabited, also because of the Linate airport, the Idroscalo with its park. We will reach Segrate, one of the main towns East of Milan.
Starting in the 1970s, Segrate has become a location for many corporate offices, particularly in the publishing and IT industries.
Residential neighbourhoods such as Milan 2 and San Felice have helped to transform the area's farming heritage.
Further South, new urban areas such as Paullese are be built. However, there are still observable traces of history through the castles, forts and ancient villas. Near Peschiera, many logistic and distribution centres serve the airport. Taking advantage of their proximity to the Linate airport.
After Paullo, the Parco dell'Adda commences, with forests and poplar groves intermittent across open fields.
A winding road along the river acts as a passage through the scarcely built landscape where you spot farmhouses and discover unexpected villages, such as Corneliano Bertario with its Borromeo castle. We will then reach Cassano d'Adda, an ancient strategic control point on the river, rich in historic villas.
Returning to Milan on Highway 11. Passing by Inzago, where the Martesana and Villoresi canals originate. Another centre rich in history with villas once belonging to aristocrats. We will travel through an area rich in infrastructures, accessible by Milan's underground line 2, well outside of the city.
The project of itineraries is by AIM - Association of Metropolitan Interests - and was developed for the site in association with provincial editorial staff of visitamilano.