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Melegnano (formerly Marignano) is a town and comune in Italymarker, in the province of Milan, region of Lombardy. The town lies 16 km southeast of the city of Milanmarker. It received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree on August 26, 1959.


History

Melegnano was a stronghold of Milan in the Italian Wars, and known particularly for the Battle of Marignano, a victory over the Swissmarker in 1515. It is also known for the battles between the French and Austriansmarker in the Second Italian War of Independence (1859).

Main sights

  • Church of St. John the Baptist, housing an oil painting by Borgognone.
  • Medici Castle, with frescoed halls depicting military deeds of the Medici and views of German cities and of Lake Comomarker.






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