Five reasons to visit Crespi d’Adda
Crespi d’Adda is the most complete and best-preserved company town in Europe. It has a soul of its own, essentially untouched by time. A visit can transport you out of the boundaries of time and space. Crespi d’Adda hasn’t changed from the 1930s – the houses, the urban structure, the boundaries are all the same.
In 1995, Crespi d’Adda became a World Heritage Site. It is one of fifty Italian sites with this designation, including the historic centres of Venice and of Florence.
Crespi d’Adda is located between two rivers in a protected area of Parco Adda Nord, and is ideal for a walk or bike ride in the countryside. You can easily reach several sites associated with Leonardo da Vinci and other monuments of historical, artistic and architectural interest in the nearby area.
Crespi d’Adda is a peaceful oasis to be discovered slowly, following the rhythms of the past. Although it was originally an industrial settlement, the inherent beauty of the surrounding area should be experienced at a leisurely pace. A haven of tranquility carved into a high-density industrial area.
Crespi d’Adda could not have existed without water. The Adda River and Naviglio Martesana are an important part of its history. Despite its liquid nature, it became the solid factor serving as the foundation for life and work. Water is the life-giving element, the amniotic fluid which nurtured the company town.