Cernusco sul Naviglio

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Cernusco sul Naviglio
Città di Cernusco sul Naviglio
Santa Maria Assunta church
Santa Maria Assunta church
Coat of arms of Cernusco sul Naviglio
Coat of arms
Cernusco sul Naviglio is located in Italy
Cernusco sul Naviglio
Cernusco sul Naviglio
Location of Cernusco sul Naviglio in Italy
Coordinates: 45°31′N 9°20′E / 45.517°N 9.333°E / 45.517; 9.333Coordinates: 45°31′N 9°20′E / 45.517°N 9.333°E / 45.517; 9.333
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Milan (MI)
Frazioni Ronco
 • Mayor Eugenio Comincini (PD)
 • Total 13 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation 133 m (436 ft)
Population (31 December 2004)
 • Total 28,687
 • Density 2,200/km2 (5,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Cernuschesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 20063
Dialing code 02
Patron saint St. Roch
Website Official website

Cernusco sul Naviglio is a town and comune in the province of Milan, Lombardy, Italy.


Until the 19th century the town was known as Cernusco Asinario, from the tomb of the Roman functionary Caius Asinius (died 45 BC) found in its territory. During the Lombard domination the area was a possession of the bishops of Monza; later it was acquired by the Pieve of Gorgonzola. In the 13th century it became a fief of the Torriani and, after the former's defeat, of the Visconti. It received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree on March 18, 1985.

Notable people[edit]

  • Birthplace of former Italian national team footballer Gaetano Scirea.

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