Rho

Italy

Rho is a town and comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Milan in the Italian region of Lombardy, located about 14 kilometres (9 miles) northwest of Milan.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms of the municipality is the wheel with five spokes, crest of the Capitanei de Raude family, vassals of Sassonia and Bavaria dukes.[9] The five spokes are recalling five emperors: Henry the FowlerOtto IOtto IIOtto III and Henry II. In heraldry the wheel is a symbol of luck or victory, recalling to the latin saying: the powerful wheel crushed every opponent.

In the ancient Basilica of Aquileia there is a chapel named to Torriani family, where, between two coffins, is standing the tombslab of Allegranza da Rho (14th century), wife of Corrado della Torre and mother of the patriarch Cassono della Torre. On the tombstone is engraved the crest of Rho, pictured as a shield with a wheel in the middle.

Culture

The new megacomplex of FieraMilano (Milan Fair), opened in 2005 and is located in Rho near the border with Pero.

Rail transport

Rho is served by two railway stations: Rho, in the city centre, and Rho Fiera Milano, located by the FieraMilano complex.

Rho

Contact

Rho
email
quic@comune.rho.mi.it
address
Piazza Visconti, 23 20017 Rho (MI) - Italy
phone
(+39) 02.933321