Casatenovo (Brianzöö: Casanööf) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region of Lombardy, about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northeast of Milan and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southwest of Lecco. As of 2011, it had a population of about 12,700.

Casatenovo

Casanööf  (Lombard)
Comune di Casatenovo
Cascina Rancate.
Cascina Rancate.
Coat of arms of Casatenovo
Coat of arms
Location of Casatenovo
Casatenovo is located in Italy
Casatenovo
Casatenovo
Location of Casatenovo in Italy
Casatenovo is located in Lombardy
Casatenovo
Casatenovo
Casatenovo (Lombardy)
Coordinates: 45°42′N 9°19′E / 45.700°N 9.317°E / 45.700; 9.317877=8][
CountryItaly
RegionLombardy
ProvinceLecco (LC)
FrazioniGalgiana, Campofiorenzo, Cascina Bracchi, Valaperta, Rogoredo, Rimoldo
Government
 • MayorFilippo Galbiati
Area
 • Total12.7 km2 (4.9 sq mi)
Elevation
365 m (1,198 ft)
Population
 (30 April 2011)[2]
 • Total12,700
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Casatesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
23880
Dialing code039
Patron saintSt. George
Saint day23 April
WebsiteOfficial website

Casatenovo borders the following municipalities: Besana in Brianza, Camparada, Correzzana, Lesmo, Lomagna, Missaglia, Monticello Brianza, Usmate Velate.

HistoryEdit

First mentioned in 867 AD, the village probably developed starting from the late 10th to early 11th centuries around the castle of the Casati family.

Casatenovo took advantage of the economic and industrial boom of the Brianza area starting from the 19th century. It is now an important and rich center in the food production sector, including companies as Galbusera and Vismara.

Main sightsEdit

  • Parish church of San Giorgio. It was established in the 13th century, but its current appearance dates from 1635.
  • Church of Santa Margherita, rebuilt in 1462. It houses frescoes in late-Gothic Lombard style.
  • The small church of Santa Giustina, known from 1062. The bell tower is in Romanesque style. Much of the current edifice belongs to a restoration held in 1643; it includes a fresco cycle with the Virgin and Child with Saints, and another with God and the Fathers of the Church.
  • Villa Casati-Facchi.
  • Villa Casati-Greppi (1775).
  • Villa Lurani-Cernuschi, most likely located where once the castle was.
  • Cascina Rancate, a countryside villa dating from the 14th century, restored in the 16th century and including an oratory of St. Anthony.

Notable peopleEdit

Demographic evolutionEdit

 

ReferencesEdit

  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.

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