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Comune di Arcore
Villa Borromeo-D'Adda
Villa Borromeo-D'Adda
Coat of arms of Arcore
Coat of arms
Arcore is located in Italy
Location of Arcore in Italy
Coordinates: 45°38′N 9°19′E / 45.633°N 9.317°E / 45.633; 9.317
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan city Monza and Brianza (MB)
Frazioni Bernate, Cascina del Bruno, La Ca', Ca Bianca
 • Mayor Rosalba Colombo (PD)
 • Total 9.3 km2 (3.6 sq mi)
Elevation 193 m (633 ft)
Population (31 December 2014[1])
 • Total 17,860
 • Density 1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Arcoresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 20862
Dialing code 039
Website Official website

Arcore is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Monza and Brianza in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of Milan.

Arcore borders the following municipalities: Usmate Velate, Camparada, Lesmo, Biassono, Vimercate, Villasanta, Concorezzo.


Roma Street and Villa Borromeo-D'Adda, end of 19th century.
Villa San Martino, the personal residence of Silvio Berlusconi.

The origin of the city is not clear: by the etymology of the name, it's probably datable during the Roman Empire. To endorse this hypothesis there are different elements: the presence of centuriations and the discovery, in the Middle Ages, of a Roman marble slab, now kept in the Archaeological Museum of Milan.

The oldest documents so far discovered dates back to the 10th century. Arcore, in the Middle Ages, is under the control of the Pieve of Vimercate, and is historically documented the presence of two monasteries, la Casa delle Umiliate in Sant'Apollinare and the Benedictine monastery of Saint Martin of Tours.

By the 16th century, several noble lombard families (Casati, Durini, Giulini, Vismara, D'Adda, Barbò) begin to build many important villas usually surrounded by park, the ville di delizia, including the Villa Borromeo-d'Adda, the Villa la Cazzola and the Villa San Martino (the current residence of Silvio Berlusconi).

After the Italian unification (1861), through the construction of the 2 Arcore's railway stations (the first in front at Villa Borromeo-D'Adda, and the second - of a different railway line - located in Ca' Bianca-Buttafava) and the establishment of numerous industries (like Gilera), the city has gradually expanded up to become, today, one of the most active and largest city in Brianza.

Twin towns[edit]

Arcore is twinned with:


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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