Located within a beautiful park of 70,000 square meters, Villa Borromeo D´Adda is one of the most prestigious and significant aristocratic houses. Gorgeous jewel of the late eighteenth century, today presents itself as one of the most famous and evocative location for events.
The Royal Villa (Villa Reale) built between 1777 and 1780, commissioned by the archduke of Austria, Ferdinand, is one of the most important neo-classical buildings in Italy. The Park of the Villa, covers an area of 800ha, is a great opportunity for outdoor sports, recreation, wellness and socialization. The famous racing track, built in 1922 on the initiative of the "Automobile Club of Milan", is situated in the northern area of the park and it is open all year around. Important event are held here like the F1 Grand Prix.
A canal about 38 km long finally completed in 1496
by Ludovico il Moro alongside the old Roman road through the Adda on two branches, Vaprio
and Cassano. The route navigable by boat takes visitors to places of great historic
and artistic interest: Bussero, Cassina de´Pecchi, Gorgonzola,
Bellinzago, Inzaghi, Cassano d´Adda,
Vaprio D´Adda, Dairago, Trezzo sull´Adda.
Navigation is active from April to October on Saturdays and holidays, or for groups only previous booking. For those seeking a more "adventurous" experience you can go rafting down the river between Porto d´Adda and Trezzo, or try a trip in a canoe.
Historical, cultural, natural walking and
cycling trails, to discover Leonardo´s
fingerprints in the extraordinary landscape
of the middle course of river Adda.
Approximately 5 km long, the route is developed as follows: the hydroelectric plant "Semenza", the dam and the valley of navigation; the bridge Rothlisberger, the Forra d´Adda and glacial morphology; the "Old Dam" Paderno; the Paderno Canal; the "three horns" and the Leonardo landscape; the eco-museum station Stallazzo with Leonardo´s rooms and the interactive gallery; the hydroelectric plant "Bertini"; the Leonardo´s ferry of Imbersago.