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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
1.75 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

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
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Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica

  • Religious Tourism
Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore
14.87 km

Venetian Walls Bergamo

Venetian Walls of Bergamo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site from 2017, extend for over 6 kilometers, with a varying height
  • Unesco Sites
Venetian Walls Bergamo
14.95 km

Piazza Vecchia Bergamo

Renaissance masterpiece in the heart of Upper Bergamo, Piazza Vecchia is "the perfect square" that has enchanted (also) Le Corbusier
  • Art & Culture
Piazza Vecchia Bergamo
14.98 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

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

BEL BEL

Capriate San Gervasio
BEL BEL
753 mt

B&B ADDA

Capriate San Gervasio
B&B ADDA
817 mt

LA SCALETTA CAFE

Capriate San Gervasio
LA SCALETTA CAFE
959 mt

B2IN

Capriate San Gervasio
B2IN
999 mt

B&B SULL'ADDA

Capriate San Gervasio
B&B SULL'ADDA
1.08 km

GIAMBELLINO

Trezzo sull'Adda
GIAMBELLINO
1.24 km

B&B CASA LULU'

Brembate
B&B CASA LULU'
1.92 km

B&B L'ISOLA DI CASA

Brembate
B&B L'ISOLA DI CASA
2.04 km

LA PACCHIANA

Capriate San Gervasio
LA PACCHIANA
2.09 km

HOTEL MOTEL LONGOBARDO

Trezzo sull'Adda
HOTEL MOTEL LONGOBARDO
2.28 km

B&B LOLLY

Brembate
B&B LOLLY
2.63 km

GUGLIELMOTEL

Brembate
GUGLIELMOTEL
2.74 km

AL CIVICO 4

Grezzago
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2.92 km

B&B A META' STRADA

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B&B A META' STRADA
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B&B PONTEVECCHIO

Brembate
B&B PONTEVECCHIO
2.99 km

B&B IL BORGO

Filago
B&B IL BORGO
3.01 km