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Legnano, Lombardy, Italy

Situated along the right bank of the Olona river, on the site of the ancient Leunianum, it is today a lively industrial center with many small and medium sized companies.

Legnano is famous for the Victory of the Lombard League against Frederick Barbarossa, a victory which was also an inspiration for poet Giosuè Carducci and composer Giuseppe Verdi, as well as for Goffredo Mameli, the author of the Italian anthem Fratelli d'Italia where Legnano is the only other Italian city mentioned with Rome.

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Altitude: 200 m a.s.l -- Population: ca. 55,000 inhabitants -- Zip/postal code: 20025 -- Phone Area Code: 0331 -- Patron Saint: St. Magnus celebrated on 5th November

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province of Milano

History

It was scene of defeat of Emperor Frederick I by the Lombard League in 1176. During World War 2 the town fought heroically in the Resistance, and received the Medal to Military Value.
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