Melegnano (formerly Marignano; Lombard: Meregnan [mereˈɲãː]) is a town and comune in Italy, in the province of Milan, region of Lombardy. The town lies 16 kilometres (10 mi) southeast of the city of Milan. It received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree on 26 August 1959.

Melegnano
Città di Melegnano
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Location of Melegnano
Melegnano is located in Italy
Melegnano
Melegnano
Location of Melegnano in Italy
Melegnano is located in Lombardy
Melegnano
Melegnano
Melegnano (Lombardy)
Coordinates: 45°22′N 09°19′E / 45.367°N 9.317°E / 45.367; 9.317Coordinates: 45°22′N 09°19′E / 45.367°N 9.317°E / 45.367; 9.317
CountryItaly
RegionLombardy
Metropolitan cityMilan (MI)
Government
 • MayorRodolfo Bertoli (Partito Democratico))
Area
 • Total4 km2 (2 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2004)[2]
 • Total18,101
 • Density4,500/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
20077
Dialing code02
WebsiteOfficial website

The town is served by the Melegnano railway station.

HistoryEdit

Melegnano was a stronghold of Milan in the Italian Wars, and known particularly for the Battle of Marignano, a victory over the Swiss in 1515. It is also known for the battles between the French and Austrians in the Second Italian War of Independence (1859).

Twin townsEdit

Melegnano is twinned with:

Main sightsEdit

  • Church of St. John the Baptist, housing an oil painting by Borgognone.
  • Medici Castle, with frescoed halls depicting military deeds of the Medici and views of German cities and of Lake Como.
  • Parchetto of Melegnano, with trees and benches famous for the old people created by Leonardo Da Vinci




  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.