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Visconti Castle

From the tower of the Castle the view of the river and of the surrounding territory is priceless, from the Pre-Alps to the plain

Where
Castello di Trezzo
Via Valverde 33, 20056 Trezzo sull'Adda MI
Contacts
+39 02 9092569
Official site

The Visconti Castle is one of the wonders of Trezzo sull'Adda and certainly the symbol of the city. It was built in 1300 at the behest of Bernabò Visconti, next to a fortress that, according to popular belief, was built by Queen Theodolinda.

This fort has been witness to a tumultuous history of bloody battles and conquests, with protagonists such as Barbarossa and the Torriani and Visconti families.

It is in this mysterious place that Bernabò died at the hands of his nephew Gian Galeazzo. The remains of the imposing castle that can still be seen today include the 42 metre-high square tower, the well built in 1400 by the lord Vercellino and evocative underground spaces.

Of the ponte sull'Adda bridge (used for thirty years before being destroyed by Carmagnola in 1416) only the buttress and impost remain.

A visit to the Visconti Castle winds through the park, among the ruins of the castle, the most charming covered spaces and continues in the tower, offering views of the ancient village of Trezzo, the double bend of the river Adda, the Taccani hydroelectric power station and, on clear sunny days, the hills of Bergamo, a portion of the Milan area and more.

In the Longobard Museum you can admire images of the archaeological finds and artefacts from the Longobard period and the tomb referred to as the "giant": a faithful reconstruction of one of the most important archaeological discoveries made in Italy in the 20th century.

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Places

From Lecco to the Martesana Canal

  • Cycle Tourism
Borgo di Pescarenico on the Adda river
493 mt

Leonardo Adda Ecomuseum

Open-air museum along the Paderno Canal in which to rediscover the historical, artistic and naturalistic events of the territory
  • Art & Culture
Adda Leonardo Ecomuseum
1.05 km

Park North Adda

  • Parks
Park North Adda
1.29 km

Naviglio Martesana

Also called 'Naviglio Piccolo', it is the canal that connects Milan with the river Adda
  • Navigli
Naviglio Martesana
1.58 km

Crespi d'Adda Workers Village

  • Unesco Sites
Crespi d'Adda Workers Village
2.03 km

Villa Melzi d'Eril

Villa Melzi is a residential villa belonging to the Melzi family that looks out onto the River Adda
  • Art & Culture
Villa Melzi D'Eril
3.96 km

Villa Paradiso Golf Club

Villa Paradiso Golf Club is situated in the splendid Adda Natural Park, just 20 minutes from Milan and Bergamo.
  • Golf
Villa Paradiso Golf Club, Cornate d’Adda (MB)
4.1 km

Tre Corni alla Rocchetta: Leonardo’s Landscape

  • Leonardo 500
Tre Corni alla Rocchetta
9.53 km

Bridge of Paderno d'Adda

Also known as the Rothlisberger Bridge it is a rail-road traffic and connects Paderno and Calusco through the Adda River
  • Art & Culture
Bridge of Paderno d'Adda
9.55 km

Naviglio di Paderno

It was a product of the genius of Leonardo da Vinci who in the early 16th century was a guest of Count Melzi in Vaprio d'Adda.
  • Navigli
Naviglio_di_Paderno
10.77 km

Donizetti Theater

It covers an area of 3200 square meters for a total of 1154 places. For the harmony of sound it is considered among the best in Italy
  • Art & Culture
Donizetti Theater
12 km

Church of san paolo in imbersago

  • Religious Tourism
Church of San Paolo in Imbersago
12.03 km

Madonna del bosco sanctuary

The Imbersago Sanctuary is a valuable monument of Lombard Baroque and stands in a panoramic position on the Adda Valley
  • Religious Tourism
Madonna del Bosco Sanctuary
12.03 km

Lorenzo Rota Botanical Gardens

A small naturist laboratory where the passion and the art of the workers bring together exotic plants with the indigenous ones
  • Active & Green
Lorenzo Rota Botanical Gardens
13.19 km

Golf Brianza Country Club

Golf Brianza Country Club is located in the south of Lake Como in a charming and wavy natural amphitheater.
  • Golf
Golf Brianza Country Club
13.25 km

Monastero di San Giacomo Maggiore

  • Religious Tourism
Monastero di San Giacomo Maggiore, Churches of Bergamo
13.29 km

Pagazzano Castle

  • Art & Culture
Pagazzano Castle, Castles in Lombardy
14.54 km

San Vigilio Castle

Of the original castle four towers, the battlements, the walkways and the embrasures are still visible today.
  • Art & Culture
San Vigilio Castle
14.72 km

Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica

  • Religious Tourism
Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore
14.87 km

Montevecchia and Curone Valley Park

  • Active & Green
motevecchia collina
14.91 km

Events

The medieval night of Vimercate

Piazza Castellana
Vimercate (MB)
21/09/2019 - 22/09/2019
  • Lifestyle
Ponte San Rocco Vimercate
11.83 km

Looking forward to the festival of the potato in oreno

Piazza San Michele
Frazione di Oreno, Vimercate
06/09/2019 - 09/09/2019
  • Food & Wine
Sagra patata
13.06 km

DONNE IRREGOLARI – IRREGULAR WOMEN

Astino (BG)
01/06/2019 - 30/09/2019
  • Art & Culture
DONNE IRREGOLARI – IRREGULAR WOMEN
13.52 km

Theatre at the castle

Castello
Piazza Castello,1, Pagazzano (BG)
20/06/2019 - 20/10/2019
  • Active & Green
Theatre at the castle
14.54 km

Donizetti Opera Festival

Piazza Cavour 15, Bergamo (BG)
12/11/2019 - 01/12/2019
  • Art & Culture
Donizetti Opera Festival
14.81 km

UNDERGROUND BERGAMO

Cannoniere di San Michele e San Giovanni e la Fontana del Lantro
Viale delle Mura, 1, Bergamo
06/04/2019 - 14/10/2019
  • Art & Culture
UNDERGROUND BERGAMO
14.82 km

PIONEER DAY – ART AND LANDSCAPE

Largo Colle Aperto, Bergamo
08/09/2019 - 22/09/2019
  • Villages
PIONEER DAY – ART AND LANDSCAPE
14.96 km

Activities

Leolandia entrance tickets

  • Active & Green
Leolandia entrance tickets
1.24 km

“La Cascade” wellness center and spa

  • Wellness
“La Cascade” wellness center and spa
8.04 km

The Gorgonzola and the Marquise: cheese for poor people at a nobles banquet (VIP)

  • Food & Wine
The Gorgonzola and the Marquise: cheese for poor people at a nobles banquet (VIP)
12.6 km

Classic car rental in Italy

  • Active & Green
Classic car rental in Italy
13.23 km

Eat like a local not like a tourist

  • Lifestyle
Eat like a local not like a tourist
13.4 km

Bergamo, a hidden treasure

  • Art & Culture
Bergamo, a hidden treasure
14.79 km

Where to sleep

B&B LO SCOIATTOLO

Capriate San Gervasio
B&B LO SCOIATTOLO
178 mt

BEST WESTERN VILLA APPIANI

Trezzo sull'Adda
BEST WESTERN VILLA APPIANI
256 mt

NEVEN BERTOVIC

Capriate San Gervasio
NEVEN BERTOVIC
380 mt

LA VECCHIA SCUDERIA

Trezzo sull'Adda
LA VECCHIA SCUDERIA
415 mt

LA MARTESANA B&B

Trezzo sull'Adda
LA MARTESANA B&B
574 mt

LEARDINI CAPRIATE

Capriate San Gervasio
LEARDINI CAPRIATE
645 mt

LA CASA DI TATA

Trezzo sull'Adda
LA CASA DI TATA
653 mt

DA PAOLA

Capriate San Gervasio
DA PAOLA
665 mt

BEL BEL

Capriate San Gervasio
BEL BEL
753 mt

B&B ADDA

Capriate San Gervasio
B&B ADDA
817 mt

IL VIAGGIATOR CURIOSO - COZY HOUSE

Trezzo sull'Adda
IL VIAGGIATOR CURIOSO - COZY HOUSE
921 mt

VILLA E GARDEN

Capriate San Gervasio
VILLA E GARDEN
955 mt

LA SCALETTA CAFE

Capriate San Gervasio
LA SCALETTA CAFE
959 mt

B2IN

Capriate San Gervasio
B2IN
999 mt

B&B BEB FAMILY FIRST

Capriate San Gervasio
B&B BEB FAMILY FIRST
1.04 km

B&B SULL'ADDA

Capriate San Gervasio
B&B SULL'ADDA
1.08 km

B&B LA TARTARUGA

Trezzo sull'Adda
B&B LA TARTARUGA
1.2 km

GIAMBELLINO

Trezzo sull'Adda
GIAMBELLINO
1.24 km

B2IN SUITE & LOFT

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B2IN SUITE & LOFT
1.3 km

B&B CASA LULU'

Brembate
B&B CASA LULU'
1.92 km