Visconti Castle in Italy


Visconti Castle
Local name Castello Visconteo
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Visconti Castle , in Pavia, Italy .


Comments / picturesThe Castello Visconteo or Visconti Castle is a castle in Pavia, Lombardy, northern Italy.

It was built in 1360 by Galeazzo II Visconti, soon after the taking of the city, a free city-state until then. The credited architect is Bartolino da Novara. The castle used to be the main residence of the Visconti family, while the political capital of the state was Milan. North of the castle a wide park was enclosed, also including the Certosa of Pavia, founded 1396 according to a vow of Gian Galeazzo Visconti, meant to be a sort of private chapel of the Visconti dynasty.

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Koehl, Dan (2024). Visconti Castle , Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=3220. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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