Peschera Borromee (Lombard)
|Città di Peschiera Borromeo|
|Metropolitan city||Milan (MI)|
|Frazioni||Bellaria, Bellingera, Bettola, Canzo, Foramagno, Linate, Mezzate, Mirazzano, San Bovio, Zeloforamagno|
|• Mayor||Caterina Molinari|
|• Total||23.5 km2 (9.1 sq mi)|
|Elevation||107 m (351 ft)|
(31 March 2018)
|• Density||1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Peschiera Borromeo (Italian pronunciation: [peˈskjɛːra borroˈmɛːo]; Milanese: Peschera Borromee [pesˈkeːra buruˈmeː]) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Milan in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 12 kilometres (7 mi) southeast of Milan. It received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree on August 6, 1988.
The land was owned by the House of Borromeo of San Miniato in the 14th century and possibly earlier. Peschiera Borromeo's main attraction is the Borromeo Castle, built in 1437 by Vitaliano Borromeo. The Borromei were, during the later years of the Ambrosian Republic, pro-Francesco Sforza, and housed him in the castle while he besieged Milan in 1450. In 1461 Sforza, now the Duke of Milan, made Filippo Borromeo the Conte di Peschiera.
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