Canale Villoresi

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The Canale Villoresi
The canal in spring between Busto Garolfo and Villastanza (Parabiago)

Canale Villoresi is a canal in Italy; it was the brainchild of Lombardy engineer Eugenio Villoresi.

It originates from the River Ticino near the village of Somma Lombardo, and runs eastwards for 86 kilometres (53 mi) to the Adda River.

Construction began in 1877, but Villoresi himself died two years later. The works were completed in 1890 by a consortium.

Irrigation was the canal's main reason for being but the addition of locks enabled cargoes of sand to be carried along it.

Further reading[edit]

  • Del Felice, Lorenzo; Roberta Valtorta (1997). Canali e Opere nell'Est Ticino-Villoresi (in Italian). Guerini e Associati. ISBN 88-7802-829-0. 

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Coordinates: 45°40′N 8°40′E / 45.667°N 8.667°E / 45.667; 8.667