|Comune di Legnano|
Legnano within the Province of Milan
|• Mayor||Alberto Centinaio (PD)|
|• Total||17 km2 (7 sq mi)|
|Elevation||199 m (653 ft)|
|Population (30 july 2014)|
|• Density||3,500/km2 (9,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Magnus|
|Saint day||November 5|
Legnano is an Italian town and comune with 60,313 inhabitants in the north-westernmost part of Province of Milan, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) from downtown Milan. It is crossed by the river Olona, and it is the 13th town for inhabitants in Lombardy.
Thanks to the historic Battle of Legnano, Legnano is the only town, in addition to Rome, named in the Italian national anthem. Every year Legnanesi remember this battle with the Palio di Legnano (it).
Legnano is along the river Olona. The ground is mainly composed of pebbles, gravel, sand and clay. It was once covered by a thin layer of humus, unsuitable for the growing of woods, so it was mostly heathland.
The most ancient proofs a settlement in Legnano dates to pre-historic times, to the so-called Remedello culture (21st–19th centuries BC). Later it was a Celtic center, conquered by the Romans in the 1st century BC.
From 1820 to 1915, with the introduction of numerous textile and mechanical companies, the town grew from an agricultural to an industrial center. Most of the textile industries closed in the 1960s: today the services sector is the most thriving one.
- Basilica of San Magno (early 16th century) - The church was designed by Giovanni Antonio Amadeo or one of his followers. The interior, on the Greek cross plan, contains an altar by Bernardino Luini which it is said to have been begun by Bramante or, more likely, by Amadeo or Antonio da Lonate.
- Church of Sant'Ambrogio, known from 1389. It was rebuilt in the 17th century.
- Castle, enlarged by the Torriani in 13th century re-using a former convent. Later it was owned by the Lampugnani family.
- The monument to Alberto da Giussano in the Piazza Monumento (1900).
The town is served by Legnano railway station.
- John of Legnano, jurist.
- Bonvesin da la Riva, teacher of (Latin) grammar and a notable Lombard poet and writer
- Gioacchino Colombo, automobile engine designer.
- Gianfranco Ferré, fashion designer.
- Finley (band), rock band.
- Antonella Clerici, television host and journalist.
|A.C. Legnano||Football||1913||Serie C1/A|
|Legnano Basket Knights||Basketball||1966||Serie B2|
|Frogs Legnano||American Football||1977||Serie A|
|Atletica Legnano||Track & Field||?||FIDAL|
|Baseball Softball Club Legnano||Baseball and Softball||1950||Serie A1 (softball); Serie C1 (baseball)|
- Aprica, Italy
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