Magenta is a town and comune in the Province of Milan in Lombardy, northern Italy. It is notable as the site of the Battle of Magenta. The colour magenta is named after the battle, most likely referring to the uniforms used by Zouave French troops. Magenta is the birthplace of St. Gianna Beretta Molla. Magenta has many different bars and shops which offer goods from jewelleries to groceries, especially on its main street called "Via Roma".
Church of San Martino, built to commemorate the dead of the 1859 battle.
Monastery of Santa Maria Assunta, probably dating from the 14th century. The church, of Romanesque origin but with Baroque interiors, houses two works by il Bergognone (1501, once attributed to Bernardino Luini's workshop).
Church of San Rocco (early 16th century).
Casa Crivelli Boisio Beretta, an example of 15th century noble house.
Monument to general Patrice de MacMahon.
La Fagiana natural park, a former hunting resort of King Victor Emmanuel II.