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Cantù (Italy)
Country Italy
region Lombardy
province Como  (CO)
Local name Cantu
Coordinates 45 ° 44 '  N , 9 ° 8'  E Coordinates: 45 ° 44 '10 "  N , 9 ° 8' 0"  E
height 370  m slm
surface 23 km²
Residents 40,031 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density 1,740 inhabitants / km²
Post Code 22063
prefix 031
ISTAT number 013041
Popular name Canturini
Patron saint Apollonia of Alexandria
Website Cantù
Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi
Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi

Cantù [kanˈtu] is a town with 40,031 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2019) in the northern Italian province of Como , Lombardy region . It is located about 12 kilometers south of the provincial capital Como in the hilly landscape of the Brianza . All of Brianza is known for its furniture industry.


Basilica of San Vincenzo in the Galliano district
  • The monumental complex of the Galliano district with the Church of San Vincenzo and the associated Baptistery of San Giovanni
The church was built in 1007 on a previous building from the 5th century. In the three-aisled interior, the remains of frescoes from the 10th century can be seen, which suggest that the entire interior was originally frescoed.
  • The old town with partially car-free shopping streets
  • Parish Church of San Teodoro (late 11th century)
  • Provost church of San Paolo (11th century)
  • Cappella della Madonnina (11th century)
  • Church of Santi Michele e Biagio (1932)
  • San Carlo Borromeo Church (1967)
  • Sant'Ambrogio Church and Convent (1570)
  • Church of Santa Maria (17th century) and Benedictine convent (1093)
  • Mosaic by Lucio Fontana 1955–1957
  • Archinzi city ​​gate (1324)
  • Sanctuary of the Madonna dei Miracoli ( 1554 )
  • Villa Brugnola with the Chapel of the Immacolata Concezione (17th century)
  • Villa Calvi (town hall) (19th century)
  • Municipal Theater of San Teodoro



Tiziana Sala ( Lega Nord ) was mayor from May 28, 2002 to 2012. Since 2012 it has been Claudio Bizzozero. In the local elections in 2017, Edgardo Arosio was elected mayor with 52.18% of the valid votes.

Twin cities


The most important branch of the economy in the entire Brianza are family businesses in the furniture industry. The consortium of furniture designers in the central Piazza Garibaldi is also the information center for furniture customers. A close-knit network of small and medium-sized companies from all sectors has developed around the town.


Cantù is located off the old state road 35 (Strada Statale dei Giovi) from Milan to Como , whose traffic has taken the A9 motorway . Cantù can be reached from the Fino Mornasco exit of the A9. The Cantù train station is part of the Como – Lecco of the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane . South of the city is the Cantù-Cermenate station on the Chiasso – Milano line , where suburban trains from the Trenord- operated Milan S-Bahn stop. Cantù can also be reached by buses from Como and other places in the region.


Cantù is known for its basketball team Pallacanestro Cantù . The club was founded in 1936 and enjoyed success across Europe during the 1970s and 1980s thanks to talents such as Pierluigi Marzorati , Charlie Recalcati and Antonello Riva . The enthusiasm for this sport among the population led to the street basketball championship streetball , which takes place every June thanks to the support of the local radio station Radio Cantù .

On June 2, 2002, the 20th stage of the Giro d'Italia cycle race started in Cantù and ended in Milan . On May 31, 2003, the 20th stage of the Giro d'Italia ended with the victory of Giovanni Lombardi in Cantù.

sons and daughters of the town

Literature on Galliano

  • Lydia L. Dewiel: Lombardy and Northern Italian Lakes. Art and landscape between Adda and Po . Cologne 1987, p. 147, fig. 21, p. 115.
  • Marcel Durliat : Romanesque Art . Freiburg-Basel-Vienna 1983, ills. 888–892.
  • Hermann Fillitz: The Middle Ages I . (= Propylaen-Kunstgeschichte vol. 5. Frankfurt am Main - Berlin [1969] 1990), fig. 59.

Web links

Commons : Cantù  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistiche demografiche ISTAT. Monthly population statistics of the Istituto Nazionale di Statistica , as of December 31 of 2019.
  2. ^ Simona Martinoli: Giovanni Battista Molteni. In: Sikart (status: 2007) , accessed January 22, 2016.