Activities in the area

Here you can find everything beautiful in our vicinity

Sola Cabiati Park

The Sola Cabiati Park is an ancient historic garden in the municipality of Gorgonzola, in the Milanese hinterland. Its construction dates back to the 16th century, when Gabrio, scion of the prestigious Serbelloni family, decided to build his country residence on some of the family estates. The complex had a formal garden, embellished with statues and composed of a system of orthogonal avenues that formed a sort of large, ordered chessboard, with a circular rondo in the centre. The appearance of the park changed radically in 1808, when the architect Simone Cantoni, an important and prestigious figure in Lombardy, transformed it into an English garden in accordance with the romantic fashion of the time. Characterised by a more informal appearance, the site incorporated the typical elements of natural woodland, alternating with fake caves, small temples and ruins. Regular, geometric shapes were eliminated and movements of land were created, with a lake with a landing stage and adjacent belvedere hills.

A small oasis just a few kilometres from us.....

The Le Foppe oasis, which has been managed for years by the WWF in Trezzo, has recently been included in the European list of SCIs (Sites of Community Interest) to protect the rich and rare biodiversity present.

Local specialities.....

The area is full of small farms that produce and sell 0 km products.
The real local specialities are cheese and the like, especially gorgonzola, which is produced in various types such as cow's or goat's milk.

Martesana canal

Camera40 is located at a short distance from many enchanting places in this small ecosystem.
HISTORICALThe Naviglio Martesana or Naviglio Piccolo, whose construction dates back to the second half of the 15th century by Francesco Sforza, receives the waters of the River Adda at Concesa, just downstream from Trezzo sull'Adda; On its way it crosses the territories of the municipalities of Trezzo sull'Adda, Inzago, Bellinzago Lombardo, Gessate, Gorgonzola, Bussero, Cassina de Pecchi, Cernusco sul Naviglio, Vimodrone, Cologno Monzese and Milan, for a length of 38.7 kilometres. It enters Milan in the north-eastern part of the city and flows open to the "Cassina de' Pomm" near Via Melchiorre Gioia, under whose road surface it has been burrowing since 1968. Further on it receives the Seveso stream and then reaches the Bastioni di Porta Nuova, where it changes its name to Redefossi.From its origins, the Naviglio was disputed between the citizens, interested in economic traffic and therefore navigability, and those living in the countryside who saw it as a source of water for irrigation. From the end of the 16th century, however, the Naviglio was intensively used for navigation, favouring commercial traffic in foodstuffs and building materials. In the past, mills, docks, factories, but also villas, palaces and sumptuous gardens were reflected in these waters.Countless historical figures have navigated on the Naviglio: Leonardo da Vinci (to whom some attribute the invention of the locks and direct participation in the construction of the Martesana), Archbishop Carlo Borromeo, Archduchess Marianna of Austria, Alessandro Manzoni, Cesare Beccaria, and many others.In 1958, the Martesana was downgraded from a transport route to an irrigation canal, and the last barges carrying sand from Vimodrone to Milan disappeared. In the 1980s, the concept of the Martesana as an asset to be safeguarded and revalued became established: the Municipality of Milan promoted the radical cleaning up of the banks, while private individuals began to restore the dilapidated buildings, creating tiny vegetable gardens between the apartment blocks.In the 1990s, a cycle and pedestrian path was built along the entire length of the Naviglio, which is currently very popular and constitutes a mainstay of soft mobility in the metropolitan area.

Cycle path

Gorgonzola, like many neighbouring towns along the Martesana, is crossed by a cycle path.
When traffic travelled on water, many of the goods destined for Milan - all those coming from the eastern kingdoms - passed through here. The charm of times gone by can still be enjoyed by cycling along the edge of the Naviglio, which leads from the city centre to the Adda. The route starts from Via Melchiorre Gioia (but there is also a cycle link from Porta Garibaldi Station) and after just a few pedal strokes you find yourself immersed in an urban setting with a 'human face', with the gardens of the villas in Viale Padova just a few centimetres from the banks of the Naviglio.
After a ten-kilometre journey you reach Cernusco sul Naviglio: here the track runs right alongside some notable noble villas dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. One of the most notable is Villa Alari Visconti, designed by Giovanni Ruggeri and built in the first twenty years of the 18th century. But in a handful of streets you can also reach Villa Biancani Greppi, Villa Ferrario, Villa Scotti, Villa Uboldo and Palazzo Viganò.
The itinerary is well signposted (the signs to follow are those of cycle route 6 of the Province of Milan) and presents no difficulties of any kind. You always pedal in the opposite direction to the current of the Naviglio and reach Gorgonzola, halfway along the route, and then Bellinzago, a small town with a rural vocation that makes Milan seem much further away than the 20 kilometres you have already covered. It is here that the Naviglio bends to the south-east to approach the Adda, while the villas of Inzago, reflected in the waterway, are an unmissable photo opportunity or... an excuse for a break.

Food festivals...

The Sagra Nazionale del Gorgonzola (National Gorgonzola Festival) is a festival that has been organised by the local Pro Loco in the town of the same name since 1998, to celebrate the delicate and appetising flavour of the traditional Lombardy cheese both through tasting and through the traditions of its territory.
During the third week of September, Gorgonzola becomes the setting for conferences, exhibitions and demonstrations of the processing of its local product, with the aim of bringing to light the traditions linked to rural culture.
The festival is an expression of the territory in the broadest and most global sense, a moment of reflection from a nutritional point of view and protection of the product, of refined and refined food and wine, of taste education, of enhancement of human and cultural resources, of discovery of a city that has much to offer to tourists who come to visit.
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