Melegnano (formerly Marignano) is a town and comune in Italy, in the province of Milan, region of Lombardy. The town lies 16 kilometres (10 mi) southeast of the city of Milan. It received the honorary title of city with a presidential decree on 26 August 1959. The town is served by the Melegnano railway station. History Melegnano was a stronghold of Milan in the Italian Wars, and known particularly for the Battle of Marignano, a victory over the Swiss in 1515. It is also known for the battles between the French and Austrians in the Second Italian War of Independence (1859). Main sights Church of St. John the Baptist, housing an oil painting by Borgognone. Medici Castle, with frescoed halls depicting military deeds of the Medici and views of German cities and of Lake Como.