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Crespi D'Adda

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The Workers' village: A unique example of industrial architecture that has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Crespi d’Adda is a late nineteenth-century “ideal workers’ village” built by the Crespi family of industrialists.

The village is a complete town, constructed by the owner of the factory for his employees and their families. The workers were provided with homes, gardens, vegetable gardens and all necessary local services, while the owner satisfied all needs of his employees, both inside and outside the factory, predating any official state benefit.

The village consisted of a factory (a cotton mill), the eclectic castle of the owner, workers’ houses, a cemetery, a wash house and a church. A day in Crespi d’Adda is not only a cultural visit, but above all an opportunity to be transported into the last century and identify with the life and customs of long ago.


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The Workers' village: A unique example of industrial architecture that has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Crespi d’Adda is a late nineteenth-century “ideal workers’ village” built by the Crespi family of industrialists.

The village is a complete town, constructed by the owner of the factory for his employees and their families. The workers were provided with homes, gardens, vegetable gardens and all necessary local services, while the owner satisfied all needs of his employees, both inside and outside the factory, predating any official state benefit.

The village consisted of a factory (a cotton mill), the eclectic castle of the owner, workers’ houses, a cemetery, a wash house and a church. A day in Crespi d’Adda is not only a cultural visit, but above all an opportunity to be transported into the last century and identify with the life and customs of long ago.