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Monastero di Cairate

The Benedictine Monastery of Santa Maria Assunta was founded in 737 by Manigunda, a Lombard nobleman linked by the royal court of Pavia.

In the area overlooking the Olona, ​​a necropolis with tombs and funerary buildings was set up and the first monastic community was built next to it. It was one of the first monistic settlements in the area that was included in the possessions of the bishop of Pavia.

Numerous transformations have affected the church and the nucleus of the Benedictine convent in the twelfth and between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. In 1799 the monster of Santa Maria Assunta was suppressed by the Cisalpine Republic.

via Monastero - Cairate


From October to March SATURDAY and SUNDAY h. 14.00 - 17.00

From April to September SATURDAY h. 14.30 - 18.30 / SUNDAY h. 10.00 - 12.00 and 14.30 - 18.30

Admission to the Monastery is free, but reservations are required for visits, there is no entrance ticket, but an offer for the care and enhancement of the property is still welcome.

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