THE MAP TO THE NET/PEDAOLONA
PLIS Mills' Park (Milan - Italy)
Municipalities of Nerviano, Parabiago, Canegrate, San Vittore Olona, Legnano.
A participated path for the qualification of the periurban landscape along Olona river.
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The agreement for Olona River
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slow path from Nerviano to Legnano
length: 5,5 km about (one way)
DESCRIPTION OF THE TREATY
The route pedaOlona starts from Nerviano and connects the areas along Olona river in San Lorenzo, Parabiago, Canegrate, San Vittore Olona and Legnano, ending at Legnano's Castle Park.
This route is characterized by various landscapes accompanied by the view of Olona river. Along PedaOlona there are colorful plants and flowers, long stretches of fields and also many edible wild fruits. Most of the trail allows to enjoy nature, to observe flora and fauna and to see the remains of many mills or mills still present along the river as well as remains of the productive activities of the past and finally the Visconti Castle in Legnano.
FROM NERVIANO TO LEGNANO
The route starts at Abbey of Colorina in Nerviano and it is characterized by the vision of Villoresi Canal accompanying biking for a few meters, replaced soon after by Olona river which here goes under Villoresi Canal. Then the path continues with the landscape in the countryside surrounding the Starquà mill, where there are lilies in bright color. The mill in perfect condition can be visited during the opening hours of the store of products of the "Rice's Castle" farm business. After the mill we will reach S. Lorenzo of Parabiago along a stretch of paved road (Alcide de Gasperi street). A short deviation leads to the Crespi Bonsai Museum.
Across the Filarete street you can follow country roads along the Empyre discotheque, the Rancilio furnace, San Vittore Olona and foppa of San Vittore, a large pond filled with ducks, frogs and many other animals. Soon after, the tour continues with a section that passes in the Canegrate's municipality through the streets Molino Scossiroli and Antonio Barlocco, leading to the former Galletto mill now BeerBanti bar and restaurant where you can refresh yourself and at the Mills' Park stables where you can do horse riding.
Then the tour continues to the remains of the Visconti di Modrone textile mill and the Meraviglia and Cornaggia mills to finally arrive at Castle Park of Legnano: a wide green area that grows beside Olona River where you can also find a wetland with wild geese, swans, turtles, herons, fishes, and also a large number of gray squirrels. The park has also a small bar, a bowls court and an skating rink. Next to the park there is the Visconti castle, home to exhibitions and cultural initiatives.
It follows the same path or you can try the path on the right bank of the river passing through Legnano (Castle Park) - Canegrate (purifier) - Parabiago.
-BY CAR: for those coming from the south you can park your car near the Colorina abbey in Nerviano in G. Cantoni street; for those coming from the north you can park at the Castle Park in Legnano.
-BY BYCICLE: travel along the Green-Blue Ring - bike lane of Villoresi Canal to the intersection with the highway SS33 Sempione
-BY TRAIN: Regional line s5 stations Parabiago, or Canegrate or Legnano
Starquà (Farm Business F.lli
to 12:30 /
Monday 14:30 to 19:00
The path runs along Olona River and the hydraulic network: pay attention!