Crespi d'Adda

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Crespi d'Adda
4.5
09:00 - 12:30
Monday
09:00 - 12:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 12:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 12:30
Thursday
09:00 - 12:30
Friday
09:00 - 12:30
Saturday
09:00 - 19:00
Sunday
09:00 - 19:00
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B d A
Athens, Greece740 contributions
Structurally, materially and symbolically world class and unique
Jul 2021
a social and economic history field trip. A complete town of the conscientous capitalist. Complete with residntial, collective, burial, religious edifices. Not well taken care or ready to be displayed but 'with a little help from my firends' everything is in order. A short drive from Bergamo and despite the lugubriousness it offers much in terms of concatenation.
Written 12 August 2021
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy25,327 contributions
The perfect city of workers
Nov 2019 • Solo
This beautiful city built at the end of 1800 is perfectly preserved.
Cristoforo Benigno Crespi built it, together with the factory , to give a job and a roof to hundreds of workers. He made also school for theirs children.
Here you can admire the factory with his chimney, the houses , the church, the school and the laundry.
This site is a UNESCO heritage site
Written 17 November 2019
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Tualie
Varese, Italy1,148 contributions
When some wealthy cared the well-being of their workers...
Jul 2018 • Family
On those days (1800’s) the working class most lived in cramped and unhealthy conditions so some industrials thought to alleviate those conditions by providing them a better residential environment, close to the workplace and to improve their working productivity.

This is an example of those industrial villages based of those located in north Europe. Inside this “town” is complete of, apart of the workers’ houses (cottages for workers and for clerical/supervisors) with private gardens (so they could provide themselves with veggies), pool, public toilets/showers, church with resident priest, medical clinic with resident doctor, the social house, a hotel, grocery store, wash-houses, school, theater, sports field, fire station, cemetery/mausoleum and obviously the huge factory and the “castle” (owner’s house).

Most places are well signed with explanation boards; some buildings and spaces are better preserved than others is because is all private owned separately; lots of mismatch of restructuring styles; the wash-house is pretty much torn-down due to disinterest as many other structures, really pity pity...

I understand that there is a sort of museum or exhibits of the good old days at the reception building. Better visit this place with a organized visit with guide (only weekends!) we couldn’t because we were there on a weekday.
Written 9 June 2019
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Keileistrup
Koege, Denmark6 contributions
fantastic place
Apr 2019 • Couples
to get a impression of the industrial revolution, of how important it was to think workers together with production.
arcitecture and environment are great
would have been nice to get inside one of the workers houses
pls go there
Written 24 April 2019
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schoeblarsen
Bergamo, Italy3 contributions
socialist attitude in capitalist method - please learn for the future
May 2018 • Friends
Nowadays view into this capitalist enterprise to build a textile factory with the approach of well-being and support of the workers and their families must awaken investors of the 21st century. Long term engagement by owners for mutual happiness as proven in Crespi d'Adda does not exist in today's share holders' values and solipsistic way of life. We must learn and fight for the real values and the solidarity, as some of our ancestors have practiced. Policies of Parmalat or Nestle or Glencore and many others have to be abolished from our world, if we want some of our children to survive and possibly build up their lifes.
Written 13 May 2018
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ViaBen
Greater London, UK755 contributions
The Model Village - well preserved, interesting and pleasant
Apr 2018 • Friends
Crespi is a great example of the model villages that were built by industrialists to house factory workers - this was built between the 1870s and 1920s by the Crespi family near their extensive textile mills by the river Adda.
From the oldest tenements, to the village square with the church and the school, to the mills, to the Crespi's mansion, to the cottages and villas, to the cemetery a long walk around the village is prefect to take in architecture, industrial archeology and social history.
Most buildings are great examples of Eclectic style with the possible exception of the ugly-ish Crespi's family mausoleum in the cemetery.
Written 8 April 2018
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LucyG43
Miami, FL52 contributions
Very interesting
Jul 2017
Worth a stop if you are nearby. They will give you a guidebook in the office which helps to understand it better. It's unique and interesting. We only spent about 2 hours max.
Written 3 September 2017
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Sam P
Brechin, UK8 contributions
Different
Jun 2017 • Family
Interesting and different place to visit. Perfectly preserved industrial workers village which gives an insight into the history of the textile mill and the family influence across Italy.
Written 22 June 2017
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Zeynep K
Ankara, Turkey16 contributions
Small group tourin Lombardia
May 2017 • Friends
Excellent place to see. Symbol of a paternalistic approach to labor force. Well preserved and kept. Eerie cemetery.
Written 10 May 2017
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Fabio
138 contributions
Wonderful place!!!
Apr 2017 • Friends
The place is simply spectacular and is one of the emblems of the enlightened entrepreneurs from Lombardy. It is a great example of Liberty architecture where one textile factory and worker's facilities are designed together in a social-economic experiment.

I booked a guided tour at the Crespi Cultura office. The tour lasted 2 hours and was absolutely excellent. The tour started and ended with a video presentation where I was explained the social/economic contest of the village. The guide was very good, clear in the explanations and happy to take questions.
Written 20 April 2017
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