|Comune di Carate Brianza|
|Province||Monza and Brianza (MB)|
|• Mayor||Francesco Paoletti|
|• Total||9.95 km2 (3.84 sq mi)|
|Elevation||256 m (840 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2010)|
|• Density||1,800/km2 (4,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Saint Ambrose|
|Saint day||December 7|
The Lombard Queen Theodolinda built in this town a tower, which later was turned into the bell tower for the main church. After the 10th century, a wall was built around the town to protect it from barbarian attacks. The Middle Ages was characterized by the spreading of the Christianity, with the construction of five churches and a hospital.
During the 19th century jurist and philosopher Gian Domenico Romagnosi lived in Carate.
Sights include the "Villa Cusani Confalonieri", originally built as a castle and that became municipal property when the family was told to leave in the 1970s. Now you can find there a park and the public library.
The church of Sant' Ambrogio e Simpliciano, built in the 19th century, is situated in the centre of the town, near the statue of Sant'Anatalone, which has been restored recently.
The most important monument is the Basilica of San Pietro and San Paolo in Agliate, built in Romanesque style.
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