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Desio is a town and comune in the Province of Monza and Brianza, Italy.

Desio
Città di Desio
Villa Tittoni Traversi
Villa Tittoni Traversi
Coat of arms of Desio
Coat of arms
Location of Desio
Desio is located in Italy
Desio
Desio
Location of Desio in Italy
Desio is located in Lombardy
Desio
Desio
Desio (Lombardy)
Coordinates: 45°37′N 09°13′E / 45.617°N 9.217°E / 45.617; 9.217
CountryItaly
RegionLombardy
ProvinceMonza and Brianza (MB)
FrazioniSan Carlo, San Giorgio, San Giuseppe
Government
 • MayorRoberto Corti (since May 31, 2011) (PD)
Area
 • Total14.76 km2 (5.70 sq mi)
Elevation
196 m (643 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total42,079
 • Density2,900/km2 (7,400/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Desiani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
20832
Dialing code0362
Patron saintMadonna del Rosario
Saint dayFirst Sunday in October
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

In 1277 it was the location of the battle between the Visconti and della Torre families for the rule of Milan. On 24 February 1924, Desio received the honorary title of city with a royal decree.

It is also known as the birthplace of Pope Pius XI and of Marco Sportiello, Atalanta BC goalkeeper.

In 1944 the opera singer Giuseppina Finzi-Magrini was killed in an American air raid on Desio.

Main sightsEdit

TransportEdit

Desio is served by Desio railway station.


  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.