Castles in Pavia

Visconti Castle

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Castle Visconteo is a castle built in the town of Pavia, Lombardy, northern Italy. It was built by Galeazzo II Visconti in 1360, 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. The Battle of Pavia (1525), climax of the Italian Wars, took place inside the castle park.

See also

  • Galeazzo I Visconti
  • Filippo Maria Visconti
  • Manuel II Palaiologos
  • Gonzaga (MN)
  • Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia

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See also

  • List of castles in Italy
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