Cassinetta di Lugagnano is an elegant residential center along the Naviglio Grande. The waterway divides the town, with the two halves joined by a seventeenth-century bridge. The older section, on the right bank of the Naviglio, dates to the Roman era. The village developed further in the Medieval, around a castle surrounded by a moat protecting against enemy attacks. Cassinetta Lugagnano's most important attraction is its noble architectural heritage. Here, the visitor can admire beautiful villas built by the great families of Milan. These served as residences for the management of their agricultural lands and tenants. They were "second homes" and are still as splendid today as they were centuries ago.