Crespi d'Adda



CountryItaly
UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationProvince of Bergamo, Lombardy
CoordinatesN45 35 35.988 E9 32 17.988
Inscription Date1995
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a traditional human settlement; land-use; or sea-use which is representative of a culture (or cultures); or human interaction with the environment especially when it has become vulnerable under the impact of irreversible change
Unesco Reference Number730
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/730
DescriptionCrespi d'Adda in Capriate San Gervasio in Lombardy is an outstanding example of the 19th- and early 20th-century 'company towns' built in Europe and North America by enlightened industrialists to meet the workers' needs. The site is still remarkably intact and is partly used for industrial purposes, although changing economic and social conditions now threaten its survival.
StatusWorld Heritage Site