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Built in the 10th century, Rocca Sforzesca is one of the best-preserved traditional examples of military architecture.
This castle is one of the best-preserved traditional examples of military architecture in Lombardy.
Built in the 10th century, it was an important military outpost for the defence and for the supervision of the region up until the Treaty of Lodi, when the Venetian Republic surrendered it to the Duchy of Milan. From here on, the castle was expanded and renovated on the orders of Francesco I Sforza, and over time it lost its military characteristics, turning into a noble residence – a process that reached its peak with its acquisition by the Stampa family.
Today the castle’s exterior still looks like a defensive outpost, surrounded by a moat with imposing towers on each corner, but the interior is decorated with the frescoes commissioned by the wealthy Stampa family. After undergoing various renovations the castle now hosts many events for the town’s active cultural scene.
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