The route of the 104th edition of the oldest race is essentially flat except, when passing through the Canavese area, where the course rises and falls, taking in some ramps, however with no lengthy sectors or steep slopes. The route starts in Rho and crosses the upper Po Valley on flat roads surrounded by rice paddies, touching Magenta, Novara and Vercelli, and reaches the Canavese through Caluso and Foglizzo. Across the Canavese, the route rises and falls all the way to La Mandria Park, north ot Turin, and eventually levels out, or just climbs slightly, at the edge of the Val di Susa, all the way to the finish. The main obstacles along the route include the ones typically found in urban areas, such as roundabouts, traffic islands and speed bumps. The last 10 kilometers run almost flat until the finish in Orbassano.
The last 5km run on flat and broad urban roads, featuring consecutive roundabouts. There is one final bend 400m before the finish. The home straight is 400m long, and wide (8.5m width).
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From the ancient Romans to the Milan Innovation District.
Located at the doorstep of Milan, Rho boasts a rich past and moves toward a future based on science and technology innovation. The first settlements date back to the second century B.C. The area is first mentioned as vico raudo in a document written in 846 A.D. In 1004 Henry II the emperor gave Rho the title of Borgo (town). After years of looting and dominations, substantial recovery took place during the episcopate of Carlo Borromeo: in 1584 the miraculous shedding of tears of a painting portraying Our Lady of Sorrows led to the construction of a shrine, around which various settlements gradually developed. In the following centuries, the estate of Villa Scheibler, which was already well-known, was dedicated to the breeding of hunting dogs and thoroughbred horses. In 1665 Villa Burba Cornaggia Medici was completed with a vast rural complex around it.
In the 20th century the agricultural economy gave way to the industrial economy, although old mills can still be found today. In 1858 the railway station was inaugurated, followed by the opening of the Milan-Rho-Gallarate tramline in 1880. Since 1878 Salumificio Citterio has contributed to Rho’s reputation in the world. In 1929 the Circolo Monumento ai Caduti Hospital was built, while the Palazzo Comunale was erected in front of Palazzo Banfi Visconti two years later.
Rho’s cooking is inspired by the tradition of Milan and Lombardia: risotto with ossobuco, cassoeula, classic cutlet, castagnaccio and delicious desserts as oss de mord. Salame Milano is one of the favorite cold cuts of Citterio. Years ago a local sweet, called “Rhosetta”, was created. Traditional cooking is the favourite in Rho, but the themed dessert created at the end of 2022 for the birth of the new Civic Theater has already met the taste of Rho’s citizens.
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Rho has always been a reference point for the surrounding area.
The external exhibition center of Fiera Milano (2005) and the Universal Expo 2015 found a home here: today Mind is being prepared on that area, containing a large hospital, the Human Technopole research center, the scientific faculties of Milan University, company headquarters and innovation centers.
The old factories, such as the Muggiani cotton mill, have found a new life.
In 2022 the Teatro Civico Roberto de Silva was built on the site of an old perfume factory.
Villa Burba, home of the Town Library, hosts prestigious exhibitions.
Every district has equipped parks and in front of the Milan underground station “Rho Fiera”, Piazza Costellazione was born, designed by the Brera Academy of Fine Arts. It is a mosaic of 250,000 blue ceramic tiles signed by Expo visitors and even by the Dalai Lama, a guest of the city in 2016.
The city of Orbassano is located near Turin and has Roman origins.Orbassano has grown over the years and has become a point of reference in the area thanks to the many cultural and sporting offers, the parks and its historic centre.
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ORBASSANO IS… CITY OF SPORT
Orbassano, in 2016 received the title of European Municipality for Sport.An important recognition for the City. Thanks to this title, many sports associations and places in which to play sports were born in the city: water parks, swimming pools, sports fields, gyms, tracks for athletics and areas equipped for individual sports.
ORBASSANO IS … CITY OF CULTURE
Culture in our city is very important. The Administration offers many activities in the area, including: the Book Festival, meetings with authors and animated readings for the little ones, cinema under the stars and to music in city parks, theater and concert, the Carnival, summer initiatives and appointments with free cinema and numerous fairs and festivals.Furthermore, the City inaugurated the new Civic Library of Orbassano Carlo Maria Martini in 2019: inside there are 40,000 volumes available for loan, many magazines and newspapers available for consultation, many film and music CDs and DVDs, a large study area with workstations and an area dedicated to children.
ORBASSANO IS… CITY OF PARKS
In recent years, the Municipal Administration has focused heavily on enhancing green areas, designing and building numerous large parks throughout the territory. In Orbassano there are about 40 parks and gardens for a total of about 380,000mq, within which there are structures equipped for the little ones, dog areas, areas equipped with benches and tables.In the city there are also the following large parks:
- VANZETTI BOTANICAL PARK – in strada Volvera: a green area of 7,300 m2 with numerous species of trees and flowers
- NEBIOLO PARK – via Circonvallazione Interna: an area of about 12,500 square meters with training equipment and a running path
- ORSA MINORE PARK – via Volturno: a large area of about 14,800 square meters built for the Turin 2006 Olympics and which recalls the structure of the Ursa Minor constellation.
- ARPINI PARK – piazza Sweden: an area of 6,200m2 with lots of children’s games and a dog area
- GALILEO GALILEI PARK – via Malosnà: an area of over 11,600 mq with representations of the Solar System, planets and the sun.
- GARDEN OF MEMORY – via De Gasperi: an area of over 5,300 square meters which features an “inclusive” children’s play area, i.e. with equipment that can be used by all
- ILENIA GIUSTI PARK – a large green area that is part of the Sangone River Park.
ORBASSANO IS… CITY OF SHOPPING AND GOOD FOOD
The city of Orbassano offers many shops thanks to the structure of its historic centre.Great quality of products and shopping.Orbassano has also been recognized as DUC – Urban District of Commerce like a territory in which commerce becomes innovation, integration and enhancement of all resources to increase attraction towards our city.Every year, on the third Sunday of October, the FESTIVALE OF RED CELERY is held in the city centre: many exhibitors and producers of excellence, coming from all Piedmont to offer product, excellences, goodness, with many possibilities to taste the precious Red Celery of Orbassano, a typical product of Orbassano which in 2010 became part of the Slow Food presidium and from 2021 it became part of the Basket of typical products of the province of Turin and of the DE.CO of Stupinigi.
ORBASSANO IS… A CITY TO DISCOVER, KNOW AND LIVE.
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