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Carate Brianza

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Carate Brianza is a town and comune in the province of Monza and Brianza. The city lies at an elevation ranging from 230to above sea level, on the Lambro river.HistoryThe history of Carate Brianza dates back to the Stone Age, as shown by a discovery made of carved rocks that are now preserved in the Archaeological Museum of Milan.The Lombard Queen Theodolinda built in this town a tower, which later was turned into the bell tower for the main church. After the 10th century, a wall was built around the town to protect it from barbarian attacks. The Middle Ages was characterized by the spreading of the Christianity, with the construction of five churches and a hospital.During the 19th century jurist and philosopher Gian Domenico Romagnosi lived in Carate.Main sightsVilla Cusani Confalonieri- originally the site of a medieval castle; the present shape was acquired over the 18th and 19th century. It now houses the town library and scenic park, open to the public. Villa La Rovella - Neoclassical villa an oratory in the frazione of AgliateSant' Ambrogio e Simpliciano - 19th-century parish church in town center, near the 18th-century statue of Sant'Anatalone, which has been restored recently.San Pietro and San Paolo, Agliate - Basilica built in Romanesque style.Oratorio di Santa Maria Maddalena, Carate Brianza - small 15th-century church adjacent to Villa Cusani Confalonieri
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