Melegnano

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Melegnano
Comune
Città di Melegnano
Collage foto di Melegnano (MI).png
Melegnano is located in Italy
Melegnano
Melegnano
Location of Melegnano in Italy
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
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Milan (MI)
Government
 • Mayor Vito Bellomo (PdL)
Area
 • Total 4 km2 (2 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2004)
 • Total 16,436
 • Density 4,100/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 20077
Dialing code 02
Website Official website

Melegnano (formerly Marignano) 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.

The town is served by the Melegnano railway station.

History[edit]

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).

Main sights[edit]

  • 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.