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Magenta

3.7
Churches · Room Escape Games · Parks

Hidden gems in Magenta

Chiesa di S. Martino Vescovo ©
Church
Chiesa di S. Martino Vescovo
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Centro Parco Fagiana ©
Park
Centro Parco Fagiana
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Teatro lirico ©
Landmark
Teatro lirico
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
Magenta is a town and comune in the province of Milan in Lombardy, northern Italy. It is notable as the site of the Battle of Magenta. The colour magenta is named after the battle, most likely referring to the uniforms used by Zouave French troops. Magenta is the birthplace of St. Gianna Beretta Molla.HistoryMagenta was probably a settlement of the Insubres, a Celtic tribe, who founded it around the 5th century BC. The area was conquered by the Romans in 222 BC. The name is traditionally connected to castrum Maxentiae, meaning "castle of Maxentius". After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, it was ruled by the Lombards. The Celtic origins of Magenta are proved by some important archeological finds, especially in the area where now the Institute of Canossian Mothers stands; there was a Celtic necropolis in ancient times. Objects, jewelry and weapons were found here.In the Middle Ages, it was destroyed twice, in 1162 by Frederick Barbarossa and in 1356 by the troops opposing the Visconti rule of Milan. In 1310, according to a legend, the emperor Henry VII was stopped here by a snowstorm during his march to Milan. In 1398 Gian Galeazzo Visconti donated the town territories to the monks of the Certosa di Pavia. Put Magenta at the heart of your travel plans by using our Italy road trip planner.

Side trips from Magenta

Volandia Parco e Museo del Volo Malpensa
Theme Park
Volandia Parco e Museo del Volo Malpensa Somma Lombardo
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Ricetto di Candelo ©
Historic Walking Area
Ricetto di Candelo Candelo
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Vicolungo The Style Outlets ©
Factory Outlet
Vicolungo The Style Outlets Vicolungo
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta ©
Garden
Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta Lainate
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Popular things to do in Magenta

Linea di confine softair
Gift & Specialty Shop
Linea di confine softair
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta ©
Church
Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Casa Giacobbe
Historic Site
Casa Giacobbe
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Palazzo Crivelli Pecchio Martinoni
Landmark
Palazzo Crivelli Pecchio Martinoni
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Magenta

Santuario di S. Maria Nascente ©
Religious Site
Santuario di S. Maria Nascente
3.5
Duration: 30 minutes
Chiesa dei SS. Carlo e Luigi
Church
Chiesa dei SS. Carlo e Luigi
3.3
Duration: 30 minutes
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