A classic example of a productive and efficient citadel in the north-east of Italy, Vimercate preserves intact the elegance and austerity typical of the great strongholds of the past. The Lombard town was for a long time the place of residence of the Milanese aristocracy who in these places built splendid villas and houses with large and impressive gardens. And there is no lack of historical evidence of incomparable beauty in the city. In fact, in Vimercate, together with Roman remains and suggestive medieval buildings, it is possible to appreciate the famous Ponte di San Rocco, the true symbol of Vimercate dating back to the Roman age (III century). Do not miss a visit to the Church of Santo Stefano, in the homonymous square, which is the oldest church in the community, built in Romanesque style but completely covered in brick and flanked by a high bell tower. The Must Museum (Museo del Vimercatese territory) is worth a visit, in via Vittorio Emanuele, which will allow you to admire the Villa Sottocasa but also the imposing park that surrounds it and the Casino Borromeo, located in Oreno, a small hamlet of Vimercate, which is a small building built with pebbles in which are preserved frescoes dating back to the fifteenth century. Also in Oreno to visit also Villa Gallarati Scotti, in Baroque style, in which it will be possible to get lost in the grandiose Baroque style park.
The city of Vimercate is well connected to the main towns of the province and is easily reachable from the capital of Milan.
From Milan, it is necessary to take the Tangenziale Est, towards Usmate Velate, until the exit of Vimercate. Estimated travel time in about 35 minutes.
From the city of Milan it is possible to reach the center of Vimercate with the green metro (MM2), up to the terminus of Cologno Nord. Once you reach the end of the line it is possible to continue by bus with lines Z322 and Z323, which will take you to the center of Vimercate.