Carate Brianza

Carate Brianza is a town and comune in the province of Monza and Brianza, Lombardy, northern Italy. The city lies at an elevation ranging from 230 to 300 metres (750 to 980 ft) above sea level, on the Lambro river.

Carate Brianza
Comune di Carate Brianza
Prepository church.
Prepository church.
Coat of arms of Carate Brianza
Coat of arms
Location of Carate Brianza
Carate Brianza is located in Italy
Carate Brianza
Carate Brianza
Location of Carate Brianza in Italy
Carate Brianza is located in Lombardy
Carate Brianza
Carate Brianza
Carate Brianza (Lombardy)
Coordinates: 45°41′N 9°14′E / 45.683°N 9.233°E / 45.683; 9.233
CountryItaly
RegionLombardy
ProvinceMonza and Brianza (MB)
Government
 • MayorLuca Veggian
Area
 • Total9.92 km2 (3.83 sq mi)
Elevation
256 m (840 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2017)[2]
 • Total17,949
 • Density1,800/km2 (4,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Caratesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
20841
Dialing code0362
Patron saintSaint Ambrose
Saint dayDecember 7
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

The history of Carate Brianza dates back to the Stone Age, as shown by a discovery made of carved rocks that are now preserved in the Archaeological Museum of Milan.

The Lombard Queen Theodolinda built in this town a tower, which later was turned into the bell tower for the main church. After the 10th century, a wall was built around the town to protect it from barbarian attacks. The Middle Ages was characterized by the spreading of the Christianity, with the construction of five churches and a hospital.

During the 19th century jurist and philosopher Gian Domenico Romagnosi lived in Carate.

Main sightsEdit

  • Villa Cusani Confalonieri- originally the site of a medieval castle; the present shape was acquired over the 18th and 19th century. It now houses the town library and scenic park, open to the public.
  • Villa La Rovella - Neoclassical villa an oratory in the frazione of Agliate
  • Sant' Ambrogio e Simpliciano - 19th-century parish church in town center, near the 18th-century statue of Sant'Anatalone, which has been restored recently.
  • San Pietro and San Paolo, Agliate - Basilica built in Romanesque style.
  • Oratorio di Santa Maria Maddalena, Carate Brianza - small 15th-century church adjacent to Villa Cusani Confalonieri

See alsoEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.