Land of tradition
Oral tradition has it that the origin of the name of Salame Brianza dates back to the name “Brig”, an ancient Celtic word which means hill, pass or high ground and which is the etymological root of the geographical area known as Brianza.
It is still used today, with the same meaning, mostly in the form bricch, in many Gallo-Italian dialects, including that of Brianza.
Brianza (Brianza or Briansa in the local dialect) is a geographical area of Lombardy, to the north of Milan and to the south of Lake Como.
The term Brianza indicates an area of Lombardy not corresponding to a territorial body. In fact, its towns are located in four different provinces: Milan, Monza, Como and Lecco.
Brianza is also known as the land of the lakes; in fact, this area between Lecco, Como and the district north of Milan has the highest number of lakes in the whole of Lombardy, known as the Briantei lakes.
The typical production area of Salame Brianza corresponds to this mainly hilly area, characterised by particular climatic conditions that are substantially differentiated from the neighbouring areas, due to the particular positioning of the territories, also influenced by the presence of lakes.
Its natural boundaries can be considered: the pre-Alpine valleys to the north, from Valle San Martino to the western valleys of the Larian triangle where the Lambro and Seveso originate, the Adda River to the east and the Villoresi Canal to the south.
BRIANZA, A UNIQUE LANDSCAPE
Brianza is a land with a rich natural heritage all to be discovered!
Around the route of the Adda River and the Lambro River are vast natural areas that represent the fully-fledged green lungs of Brianza.
Brianza is a land rich with parks and greenery to be discovered including the Montevecchia Regional Park, Monza Park and the Valle del Lambro Regional Park.
Chi gh’ha fen, gh’ha tutti i ben
“FIELDS OF HAY BRING FIELDS OF GOLD”
BRIANZA, A HISTORY RICH IN TRADITION
Brianza is a land rich in history, tradition and unprecedented and unforgettable cultural routes.
Brianza is a territory rich in culture: ville di delizia, noble palaces, ancient churches and monasteries with a thousand-year old tradition.