Legnano, city (1991 pop. 50,018), Lombardy, NW Italy, near Milan. Manufactures of this important industrial center include plastics, steel, machinery, and textiles. Near Legnano the Lombard League defeated (1176) Emperor Frederick I.

Legnano is a town in the north-west of Lombardy, situated on the flat lands of the Po Valley between Milan and Lake Maggiore, straddling the little River Olona. In 2007 the town had 56,751 inhabitants registered. Politically the town is within the Province of Milan.


It was scene of defeat of Emperor Frederick I by the Lombard League in 1176. See Battle of Legnano.

Main sights

  • The Basilica of San Magno (early 16th century). The interior, on the Greek cross plan, contains an altar by Bernardino Luini which it is said to have been begun by Bramante.
  • The monument to Alberto da Giussano in the Piazza Monumento (1900)

Famous people

The fashion designer Gianfranco Ferré was born in Legnano.
The Professional wrestler Il Marchese was born in Legnano.


Club Sport Founded League
A.C. Legnano Soccer 1913 Serie C1/A
Legnano Basket Knights Basketball 1966 Serie B2
Frogs Legnano American Football 1977 Serie A
Atletica Legnano Track & Field ? FIDAL
Baseball Softball Club Legnano Baseball and Softball 1950 Serie A1 (softball); Serie C1 (baseball)


Together with Rome, Legnano is the only other city mentioned in the Italian national anthem by Goffredo Mameli.

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