Arese

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Arese
Comune
Città di Arese
Villa Ricotti.
Villa Ricotti.
Coat of arms of Arese
Coat of arms
Arese is located in Italy
Arese
Arese
Location of Arese in Italy
Coordinates: 45°33′N 9°4′E / 45.550°N 9.067°E / 45.550; 9.067
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan city Milan (MI)
Frazioni Valera
Government
 • Mayor Michela Palestra
Area
 • Total 6.5 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
Elevation 160 m (520 ft)
Population (30 June 2015)[1]
 • Total 19,235
 • Density 3,000/km2 (7,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Aresini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 20020
Dialing code 02
Website Official website

Arese is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Milan in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 12 kilometres (7 mi) northwest of Milan.

Arese borders the following municipalities: Lainate, Garbagnate Milanese, Bollate, Rho, Milan.

Arese received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree of October 25, 1985.

Alfa Romeo[edit]

The Technical Center of Alfa Romeo in 2011.

Starting from the 1960s, Arese has hosted the main seat of Alfa Romeo, covering a very wide area, partly in the territories of Lainate and Garbagnate Milanese. The factory has become known with the name of Arese because the biggest part of the industrial area and the main entrance is in this municipality. Today the factory is almost totally closed and abandoned, since the Alfa Romeo owners (FIAT) have almost completely moved design and production to other factories inside and outside Italy. The few remaining employees (about 500) have often demonstrated against their dismissal. At the moment, most of the factory buildings are abandoned and the local administrations are looking for projects to use the huge area in a proper way, given its location. Arese and the factory are in fact very close to the newest services of Milan town, such as the high speed railway and the new exhibition centre FieraMilano.

Historical Museum[edit]

Main article: Alfa Romeo Museum

One of the few activities which is still located in the Alfa Romeo buildings is the Museo Storico Alfa Romeo, which is hosted in a dedicated building of great architectural value. In early 2011, Fiat announced the closure of the museum for renovations after the Ministry for Cultural Activities had declared the building and the collection of national cultural interest, on Arese municipality's request. After four years, the museum officially reopened in June 2015.

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Arese is twinned with:

References[edit]

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

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