|Comune di Carate Brianza|
|Province||Monza and Brianza (MB)|
|• Mayor||Francesco Paoletti|
|• Total||9.95 km2 (3.84 sq mi)|
|Elevation||256 m (840 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2010)|
|• Density||1,800/km2 (4,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Saint Ambrose|
|Saint day||December 7|
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.
Sights include the "Villa Cusani Confalonieri", originally built as a castle and that became municipal property when the family was told to leave in the 1970s. Now you can find there a park and the public library.
The church of Sant' Ambrogio e Simpliciano, built in the 19th century, is situated in the centre of the town, near the statue of Sant'Anatalone, which has been restored recently.
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