Casatenovo

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Casatenovo
Comune
Comune di Casatenovo
Cascina Rancate.
Cascina Rancate.
Coat of arms of Casatenovo
Coat of arms
Casatenovo is located in Italy
Casatenovo
Casatenovo
Location of Casatenovo in Italy
Coordinates: 45°42′N 9°19′E / 45.700°N 9.317°E / 45.700; 9.317
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Lecco (LC)
Frazioni Galgiana, Campofiorenzo, Cascina Bracchi, Valaperta, Rogoredo
Government
 • Mayor Antonio Colombo
Area
 • Total 12.7 km2 (4.9 sq mi)
Elevation 365 m (1,198 ft)
Population (30 April 2011)
 • Total 12,700
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Demonym Casatesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 23880
Dialing code 039
Patron saint St. George
Saint day 23 April
Website Official website

Casatenovo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located 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 borders the following municipalities: Besana in Brianza, Camparada, Correzzana, Lesmo, Lomagna, Missaglia, Monticello Brianza, Usmate Velate.

History[edit]

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 sights[edit]

  • 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 people[edit]

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