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Montevecchia: enjoy a breathtaking view of Milan and Brianza

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 b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_1252.JPGHello, my friends! Welcome again to My Own Italy to discover Italy with my personal Touch!

Ou travel today is to Lombardy and I'd like to suggest you a pleasant trip from Milan to a village, which is must see destination in the Alpine foothills of the rich and aristocratic Brianza : Montevecchia!

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  Montevecchia is a small town situated in the north of Milan;due to the geographical location (located on a hill about 500 meters above sea level) has a very particular climate more mild in winter and less hot in the summer ... a real treat!

 

 

 

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Montevecchia has prehistoric origins: in the surrounding park, at the end of the seventies, were found two camps dating back to Neanderthal and human sapiens, dated respectively the first and the second in 60,000 years to 32,000.

These settlements are among the oldest in Lombardy!  

 

 b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_1203.JPG The word "Montevecchia" is believed to be due to a Roman fortress which was located in place of the actual sanctuary, surrounded by a circle of protective walls of more than 800 meters long. The original name was Mons Vigiliae (Watchtower).

 In the highest point of the hill of Montevecchia there is the Sanctuary of  Beata Vergine del Carmelo  of medieval origins. They think that this church was one of the first built by the Lombards.

   

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The lombard church on the top of Montevecchia resisted until 1570, when a fire due to "the neglect of the priest" (read by the acts of the visit of St. Charles Borromeo) completely destroyed both the vestments and the church vestments.

In 1924 the current sanctuary was dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

 

 b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_1198.JPG   In Montevecchia you can also admire Villa Albertoni-Agnesi, home of the world-famous mathematical Gaetana Agnesi .
The villa was built in '700. The main entrance and the wrought iron balcony above, the staircase, the balustrade carved in garlands intertwined with "putti", are a clear reference to Rococo style. The beautiful Italian garden was perfectly preserved.

 

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 Cyclists are enthusiastic visitors of the slope leading to Montevecchia.

Once you reach the top you can enjoy a truly breathtaking landscape: one of the most beautiful villages in Italy that you must see during your holiday.

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 Of course, there is nothing better than a meal outdoors enjoying this magnificent view. I suggest you to have a break at Tavern Galeazzino , and taste a typical menu and the specialties of this restaurant: cold cuts, cheese and good wine!

 

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  Read more about Montevecchia in TGCOM24.

 Leisure me: this is my tourism!

 

 

 

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