Sesto San Giovanni Hotels
The first part of the city name derives from the Latin expression ‘ad sextum lapidem’ (at the sixth milestone) which indicates the distance in miles from Milan along an ancient Roman road.
The second part was added in the year 1100 to indicate that the area was under the jurisdiction of the Basilica of St. John in Monza.
The city's origins are unknown: some academics think that it was founded by the Romans; while others believe it was the Lombards, who had entered Italy in 568 and 569 ce.
Over time it became one of the largest industrial centres of northern Italy.
It was also a popular area for the summer residences of the wealthy bourgeoisie and noble families, particularly the Milanese, who built the beautiful villas in Sesto, which are now open to the public for visits.