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Grandate is a small village of about 3000 people, close to Como and about 50 km north Milan; moreover, Switzerlan borders are at about 10 km.
It's probable that the first settlements date back to the iron age, and many tombs were found at the end of the 19th century.
It's said that in 1164 the german Bishop Rainaldo from Dassel stopped in the area now called "Sanposs" (a dialectal degeneration from "sanctorum pausa") with the Magi relics. He was going to Colonia from Sant'Eustorgio Church in Milan, according to the wish of the Emperor Federico I, called "Il Barbarossa".

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