Leaving the city, after the Lambro river, nearby “Tre Ponti” there’s the ample and rectilinear Viale Forlanini that flanks a 543.000 m² (5.844.803 ft2) green area, which was inaugurated in 1970 and designed by architects Mark Andino and Beretta, as some kind of monument for the Lombard countryside and to value the rural nature of the area.
Parco Forlanini has a simple structure with extended rural areas alternating with fields, paved roads and the small lake Salentina that, with its abundant vegetation, is the perfect habitat for many fish and bird species. Inside the park there’s an interesting group of farmsteads such as Sant’Ambrogio farmstead that has still got the apsidal structure which is typical of the 14th century churches. In 2002 it was inaugurated the Bosco di Faggi (beech wood) that commemorates the 18 victims of the plane accident occurred at Linate on October 2001. In the centre of the wood there’s the sculpture “Dolore infinito”, made by Swedish artist Christer Bording.