|Città di Peschiera Borromeo|
|Province||Province of Milan (MI)|
|Frazioni||Peschiera, Mirazzano, San Bovio, Bettola, Bellingera, Mezzate, Bellaria, Zelo, Foramagno, Plasticopoli, Canzo, Linate|
|• Total||23.5 km2 (9.1 sq mi)|
|Elevation||107 m (351 ft)|
|Population (Dec. 2004)|
|• Density||900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Peschiera Borromeo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Milan in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 12 kilometres (7 mi) southeast of Milan. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 21,146 and an area of 23.5 square kilometres (9.1 sq mi). It received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree on August 6, 1988.
The municipality of Peschiera Borromeo contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Peschiera, Mirazzano, San Bovio, Bettola, Bellingera, Mezzate, Bellaria, Zelo, Foramagno, Plasticopoli, Canzo, and Linate.
The land was owned by the House of Borromeo of San Miniato in the 14th century and possibly earlier. Peschiera Borromeo's main attraction is the Borromeo Castle, built in 1437 by Vitaliano Borromeo. The Borromei were, during the later years of the Ambrosian Republic, pro-Francesco Sforza, and housed him in the castle while he besieged Milan in 1450. In 1461 Sforza, now the Duke of Milan, made Filippo Borromeo the Conte di Peschiera.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- Comune di Peschiera Borromeo (Under Il Castello at lower right)