Cantù, Basilica di San Paolo
Known both for its wood industry as well as its artistic treasures, Cantù is in the heart of the Brianza area, at the top of a hill that dominates the surrounding area. Around it there are numerous hamlets, each one with its own characteristics and interesting monuments. In the centre of Cantù there are different religious buildings of considerable importance, such as the church of San Paolo with its extremely high bell tower commonly referred to as “il fuso della Brianza” (the spindle of Brianza). The building has ancient origins, probably going as far back as the XIth century, but it was excessively restructured in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries when it substituted the Galliano Basilica as the Cantù parish church.
Address: Sagrato San Paolo