|Comune di Carate Brianza|
|Province / Metropolitan city||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.
- Villa Cusani Confalonieri- originally the site of a medieval castle; the present shape was acquired over the 18th and 19th century. It now houses the town library and scenic park, open to the public.
- Villa La Rovella - Neoclassical villa an oratory in the frazione of Agliate
- Sant' Ambrogio e Simpliciano - 19th-century parish church in town center, near the 18th-century statue of Sant'Anatalone, which has been restored recently.
- San Pietro and San Paolo, Agliate - Basilica built in Romanesque style.
- Oratorio di Santa Maria Maddalena, Carate Brianza - small 15th-century church adjacent to Villa Cusani Confalonieri
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