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For other meanings, regarding the surname, see De Sio.
Città di Desio
Villa Tittoni Traversi
Villa Tittoni Traversi
Coat of arms of Desio
Coat of arms
Desio is located in Italy
Location of Desio in Italy
Coordinates: 45°37′N 09°13′E / 45.617°N 9.217°E / 45.617; 9.217
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan city Monza and Brianza (MB)
Frazioni San Carlo, San Giorgio, San Giuseppe
 • Mayor Roberto Corti (since May 31, 2011) (PD)
 • Total 14 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation 196 m (643 ft)
Population (30 November 2014)
 • Total 41,655
 • Density 3,000/km2 (7,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Desiani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 20832
Dialing code 0362
Patron saint Madonna del Rosario
Saint day First Sunday in October
Website Official website

Desio is a town and comune in the Province of Monza and Brianza, Italy.


In 1277 it was the location of the battle between the Visconti and della Torre families for the rule of Milan. On 24 February 1924, Desio received the honorary title of city with a royal decree.

It is also known as the birthplace of Pope Pius XI and of Marco Sportiello, Atalanta BC goalkeeper.

In 1944 the opera singer Giuseppina Finzi-Magrini was killed in an American air raid on Desio.

Main sights[edit]

  • Villa Tittoni (18th century)
  • Torre dei Palagi (19th century)


Desio is served by Desio railway station.