• Art & Culture

The Sforza Fortress in Soncino

The best-maintained castle in Lombardy

Where
Castello di Soncino
Via Guglielmo Marconi, Soncino (CR)
Contacts
+39 0374 83188
Official site

In 1473 the Duke Galeazzo Maria Sforza asked the architect from Cremona Bartolomeo Gadio to build the fortress of Soncino. The building is completely made in bricks and it was built in three years. In the four corners of the building there are four towers and one of the underground rooms was used as a dungeon. With an inner stair you can reach the Captain Tower made up of two different spaces covered by two lunette vaults and connected by an inner stair. In case of necessity this part could become an independent fort to defend the fortress from the enemies.

Take me here: The Sforza Fortress in Soncino

Places

Civic Archaeological Museum Aquaria

  • Art & Culture
Civic Archaeological Museum Aquaria
2 mt

Soncino

Rye and canals surround the red brick walls: this is Soncino, a walled village and an oasis of Renaissance beauty in the countryside.
  • Villages
Soncino (CR)
2 mt

Soncino Castle

  • Villages
Soncino Castle
40 mt

The Silk Museum

  • Art & Culture
The Silk Museum
67 mt

San Giacomo Church

  • Art & Culture
San Giacomo Church
238 mt

Rocca Sforzesca

Built in the 10th century, Rocca Sforzesca is one of the best-preserved traditional examples of military architecture.
  • Art & Culture
Rocca Sforzesca
287 mt

Santa Maria Assunta Church

  • Art & Culture
Santa Maria Assunta Church
328 mt

The Printing Museum

  • Art & Culture
The Printing Museum
379 mt

Print Museum

Set up inside the so-called 'Casa degli Stampatori' in Soncino, the museum displays presses, composites and typographic boxes
  • Art & Culture
Print Museum
490 mt

Santa Maria delle Grazie Church

  • Art & Culture
Santa Maria delle Grazie Church
505 mt

Santa Maria della Neve Church

  • Art & Culture
Santa Maria della Neve Church
2.35 km

Park North Oglio

  • Parks
Park North Oglio
4.14 km

Padernello Castle

A legend say that Padernello Castel, situated in Borgo San Giacomo (BS), is home for the ghost of a young woman dressed in white wanders.
  • Art & Culture
Padernello Castle
10.37 km

Santa Maria in Bressanoro Church

  • Art & Culture
Santa Maria in Bressanoro Church
12.75 km

Santa Maria della Croce Sanctuary

  • Religious Tourism
Santa Maria della Croce Sanctuary
13.83 km

San Giuseppe Church

  • Art & Culture
San Giuseppe Church
14.06 km

Isso Tower

  • Art & Culture
Isso Tower
14.14 km

Trinity Church

  • Art & Culture
Trinity Church
14.22 km

The Crib Church

  • Art & Culture
The Crib Church
14.32 km

Saint Rocco Church

  • Art & Culture
Saint Rocco Church
14.49 km

Where to sleep

MOLINO ANTICO

Soncino
MOLINO ANTICO
536 mt

PEDALI E PETALI BED AND BIKE B&B

Soncino
PEDALI E PETALI BED AND BIKE B&B
536 mt

SONCINO MON AMOUR

Soncino
SONCINO MON AMOUR
575 mt

BES HOTEL CREMONA SONCINO

Soncino
BES HOTEL CREMONA SONCINO
1.92 km

MADONNINA DELL'OGLIO

Orzinuovi
MADONNINA DELL'OGLIO
2.18 km

GAMBERO

Orzinuovi
GAMBERO
4.62 km

OSTELLO MOLINO DI BASSO AD2 SRLS

Torre Pallavicina
OSTELLO MOLINO DI BASSO AD2 SRLS
5.54 km

OSTELLO MOLINO DI BASSO

Torre Pallavicina
OSTELLO MOLINO DI BASSO
5.54 km

CASCINA SAN GERMIGNANO

Fontanella
CASCINA SAN GERMIGNANO
6.66 km

ORZIHOTEL (MOTEL)

Orzivecchi
ORZIHOTEL (MOTEL)
8.49 km

ORZIHOTEL (MOTEL) DIPENDENZA

Orzivecchi
ORZIHOTEL (MOTEL) DIPENDENZA
8.49 km

CA' DEL FACCO

Salvirola
CA' DEL FACCO
9.35 km

VILLA CERVI

Fiesco
VILLA CERVI
9.85 km

LE CAVETE

Rudiano
LE CAVETE
9.93 km

UP B&B

Offanengo
UP B&B
10.06 km

GASPACIAO

Borgo San Giacomo
GASPACIAO
10.32 km

CASCINA BOSCHETTA

Camisano
CASCINA BOSCHETTA
10.62 km

ANTICA FORNACE

Soresina
ANTICA FORNACE
11.2 km

IL PICCOLO BROLO

Crema
IL PICCOLO BROLO
11.79 km

MULIN VISCONTI

Castelleone
MULIN VISCONTI
11.84 km