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. Put Crespi d'Adda on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Capriate San Gervasio travel website .
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  • Interesting place for history lovers is culture, is excellent for children who typically enjoy a lot here too.
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  • For a long time I wanted to visit the workers ' village of Crespi d'Adda heritage site since 1995. I took the opportunity to do so during a trip to Milan. It's easy to get there by public transport. Metro 2 to the end of the line Gessate, then bus to Trezzo sull'adda (frequent). After a night in a bed and breakfast in Trezzo, within a 2 km along the Adda, I came to Crespi. I had booked the guided tour "Crespi Cultura", deserving of Volunteers Association (locals who know the history of the village, and descendants of those who had worked in the factory, our guide Luisa showed us the House where his grandparents had lived). "Crespi Cultura" also leads battles for the preservation of this place (is currently raising funds to save from degradation and from private speculation the old "lavatoio" that the Charity had built why women fail to get to the River to wash clothes). The guided tour is absolutely essential to know the history of Crespi d'Adda, the ideas that were moving entrepreneurs "illuminati" in the second half of the 800 building workers ' villages, as there were workers, because of their decline and what have become now. Essential buying a small guide published by "Crespi Cultura", costs 5 euros and is a great complement to the explanations of the guides. I would recommend even for the modest cost of a few euros other small booklets available from the "dot Info" which is where the Charity had built the school, which gave great importance being the little schoolboys future workers of their factory. Near the school, had built the Church, to which similar importance was attributed. I regret that our precious heritage from every point of view has not yet sufficiently known and I hope that public institutions are able and want to protect it.
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  • fantastic village 800 worker ... just come off the descent brings you to the village ... come overwhelmed by the magic of are also guided the Council to check on site the timetables ... a visit to the ' year restores the mind. ...
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  • Don't miss this point. You can really have an excellent overview of all village, with an excellent panorama if sky is clear!
  • Small town unesco world heritage, the uniqueness of this place lies in its history and its creator. This small village saw itself seems abandoned and uncared for, but to appreciate its heritage is necessary unless essential a visit with the Guide (cost €5) at the end of the explanation you look through different eyes this place feeling admiration for the Crespi family. Employers like them would face value nowadays unless benefactors of humanity in our time has vanished almost entirely.
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  • Wonderful village, both in history as it is cared for. Definitely worth a visit
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  • Curious place for its history. It is advisable if you can not access the guided views that teach inside take it calmly and inform yourself before you go for what it was, how it worked, etc... Crespi d'Adda is a patrimony of humanity, and all the complex is very well preserved. It also has a viewpoint from one end next to the House of the pastor and doctor at the top of the small hill bordering the town. Access to it in certain period is restricted to vehicles. In winter it is a very quiet and can be a quick tour to get the idea. Who can be a guided views.
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  • With a small hill you can enjoy a view that allows you to have a nice view of the village of Crespi d'Adda. Allowing range from stately Castle at the cemetery site in the far south.
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