Legnano ( dt: Ligni ) is a city in northern Italy, north-west of Milan at the Olona, ​​with 58 335 inhabitants ( 31 December 2012). The city has a designed by Bramante church with altarpiece by Bernardo Luini. A major employer is the mechanical engineering industry.

In the Battle of Legnano on May 29, 1176, the army Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa defeated the Milanese troops. Giuseppe Verdi processed the issue in his opera " La Battaglia di Legnano ", which was premiered in 1849.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Antonella Clerici ( born 1963 ), a television journalist and television presenter
  • Gioacchino Colombo (1903-1988), designer of automotive engines
  • Gianfranco Ferré (1944-2007), fashion designer and entrepreneur