Land of tradition
History of Brianza: Monte Brianza and the local beauties
According to scholars, the term Brianza and the boundaries that delimit this territory between several provinces of Lombardy originate from Monte Brianza, identified today as the municipality of Monticello Brianza, a town belonging to the Meratese area.
That theory appears to be confirmed by the etymological origin of the term Brianza deriving from the Celtic Brig, meaning hill, traceable still today in the Brianza dialectic form, used to indicate high ground: Bricch.
The names of the Lambro River, the Molgora River and the Adda River are probably of Celtic origin like the names of some mountains and the names of many Brianza towns.
There are also many historic references to the Romanesque era of which the Basilica di San Pietro al Monte represents the most prestigious element.
Chi gh’ha fen, gh’ha tutti i ben
“FIELDS OF HAY BRING FIELDS OF GOLD”
BRIANZA TRADITION AND THE BIRTH OF PRODUCTS OF EXCELLENCE
Brianza is a land with unique characteristics that have allowed for the development of numerous typical products.
RICH BRIANZA FARMING TRADITION
For centuries, amid Brianza’s farmhouses and farmsteads, generations of farmers and breeders have handed down the secrets of the farming traditionand the Brianza salami-making art.
BRIANZA FOOD EXCELLENCIES
The experience of Brianza farmers and salami-makers, combined with Brianza’s particular climatic characteristics, have given life to various products of excellence.