|Città di Arese|
|• Mayor||Michela Palestra|
|• Total||6.5 km2 (2.5 sq mi)|
|Elevation||160 m (520 ft)|
|Population (30 November 2012)|
|• Density||2,900/km2 (7,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Arese received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree of October 25, 1985.
Starting from the 1960s, Arese has hosted the main seat of Alfa Romeo, covering a very wide area, partly in the territories of Lainate and Garbagnate Milanese. The factory has become known with the name of Arese because the biggest part of the industrial area and the main entrance is in this municipality. Today the factory is almost totally closed and abandoned, since the Alfa Romeo owners (FIAT) have almost completely moved design and production to other factories inside and outside Italy. The few remaining employees (about 500) have often demonstrated against their dismissal. At the moment, most of the factory buildings are abandoned and the local administrations are looking for projects to use the huge area in a proper way, given its location. Arese and the factory are in fact very close to the newest services of Milan town, such as the high speed railway and the new exhibition centre FieraMilano.
The Historical Museum
One of the few activities which are still located in the Alfa Romeo buildings is the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo, which is hosted in a dedicated building of great architectural value. Frome early 2011, Fiat have closed it after the Ministry for Cultural Activities has declared the building and the collection of national cultural interest, on Arese municipality request.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Arese is twinned with:
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- Official website (Italian)
- Alfa Romeo official website (for the museum, enter the History website section)