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Quartier of Milan
Coordinates: 45°30′45″N 9°13′29″E / 45.512505°N 9.224589°E / 45.512505; 9.224589Coordinates: 45°30′45″N 9°13′29″E / 45.512505°N 9.224589°E / 45.512505; 9.224589
Country  Italy
Region Lombardy
Province Milan
Comune Milan
Zone 2
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Precotto is a district ("quartiere") of Milan, Italy. It is part of the Zone 2 administrative division, located north-east of the city centre.

Until 1920, Precotto was an autonomous comune; then, it merged with the adjacent comune of Gorla into "Gorlaprecotto". In 1923, Gorlaprecotto was annexed to Milan.

The origin of name "Precotto" is disputed; while some scholars suggest that it might be from pree and cott in Lombard language, meaning "burnt grassland", others have it derive from Praecautum, supposedly the name of an old inn located on the road from Milan to Monza.[1]


  1. ^ Pierino Boselli, Toponimi lombardi, Milan, SugarCo 1977, p. 224