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Comune di Desio
Name Desio
Region Lombardy
Province Milan (MI)
Elevation m 196
Area total km2 14
Population as of December 31, 2004
Population total 37262
Mapx 45.5
Mapy 9.21
Population density km2 2489
Timezone CET, UTC+1
Frazioni San Carlo, San Giorgio, San Giuseppe
Telephone 0362
Postal code 20033
Gentilic Desiani
Saint Madonna del Rosario
Day First Sunday in October
Mayor Gian Pietro Mariani (since April 4, 2005)
Website www.comune.desio.mi.it

Desio is a town and comune in the Province of Milan, Italy


In 1277 it was the location of the battle between the Visconti and della Torre families for the rule of Milan. It is also known as the birthplace of Pope Pius XI.

Main sights

  • Villa Tittoni (18th century)
  • Torre dei Palagi (19th century)