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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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  • 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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  • I live near Kinky and very often we step foot on my long walks on the Adda River. As you know this is a workers ' village end ' 800 quaint, ideal for a Sunday drive and/or for walks. In addition to the historic textile mill around which the village self-sufficient worker was born, there is a beautiful pine forest, an old hydroelectric re-activated, a very unique cemetery down the street (eerie, from film with Witches) and a couple of interesting restaurants. From official website: Unesco has welcomed Crespi d'Adda in the World Heritage list protected as "an outstanding example of the phenomenon of workers ' villages, the most complete and best preserved in southern Europe". Highly recommended
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