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Crespi d'Adda, Capriate San Gervasio

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Savor the history of Crespi d'Adda, a World Heritage-listed "company town" that is still functioning--although its future is unclear. Company towns were developed in the 19th and 20th centuries in North America and Europe to satisfy the needs of industrial workers--nearly all jobs and facilities were provided by a singular company. While the historical settlement still thrives, changing economic and social conditions threaten its existence. Today's residents are mostly descendants of the original workers, but keep an eye out for the textile factory and the strikingly red Crespis Castle. Arrange to visit Crespi d'Adda and other attractions in Capriate San Gervasio using our Capriate San Gervasio vacation generator.
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  • The architect who designed this extraordinary site called Pirovano. A place to work and live was on a human scale. The community has cemented around at work. Curious is the church a "reduction" of Busto Arsizio Cathedral City of origin by Silvio Crespi and city where my paternal grandparents who were related to the Silvio. Will advice you to go there and stroll unhurriedly between the paths ... the imagination will do the rest
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  • A historic place to visit, absolutely. the village of Crespi d'Adda is a village in the municipality of Capriate s. Gervasio and is inhabited. There are no opening hours and you can visit it as you would any other town. You can enter the Church and in the churchyard during opening hours but you can not log in the factory and in the Castle (former summer residence of Crespi). Unfortunately in the winter time the guided tours are organised on request and only for groups; However you may be appended to one of the many school children often visited. Don't miss the view from the top ("place"), five minute walk in the opposite direction of the river.
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  • a magical and timeless place ... to walk and without haste to see the cantilever balcony that overlooks the whole country
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