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Main route

Unusable route
Agritourism
Historic centre
Waterway
Prominent building
Farmhouse
Furnace
Museum
Park
Start-station
Natural point of interest
Sport/Leisure time
Station
Villa

LET 1

Historic Villas and Groane
Length 36 km
Start FN Garbagnate-Parco delle Groane station; alternatively, the itinerary can start and finish at the FN Bollate Nord station, following the signs on site
How to get there
From Milan Cadorna station: by train to Garbagnate-Parco delle Groane;
From south (Rho): SS233 to Garbagnate-Parco delle Groane;
From west (Inveruno): SS33 then SP119 to Garbagnate-Parco delle Groane.
Mappa del LET 1 .pdf - 5.9 MB



This itinerary starts at the Garbagnate-Parco delle Groane station and splits in two wings, East and West, as it unwinds among very diverse landscapes - from the urban settlement, to the Villoresi canal, the Groane woods, and the finest, richest 'ville di delizia' mansions in the province of Milan. The West wing runs along the Villoresi all the way to Villa Borromeo Visconti Litta in Lainate, late 16th century, with its gardens, nymphaeum, and amazing water games. Then, it passes by the former Alfa Romeo factory to 18th-century Villa La Valera of Arese, and then on to the sumptuous Villa Arconati “Il Castellazzo” in Bollate; from here going East, enjoying a nice trail in the Parco delle Groane amongst the ruins of furnaces and pine groves, the trail reaches Senago with its Villa San Carlo Borromeo, Limbiate with its villas and churches, and the Villaggio Ina Casa at Cesate where this part of the long itinerary is concluded.



Arese Bollate Cesate Garbagnate Milanese Lainate Limbiate Senago

The landscape qualification interventions have been executed from the Expo 2015 Society. With the active partecipation of: Parco delle Groane and the Consorzio di Bonifica ETVilloresi





Points of interest on the route