• Art & Culture

Castle of Vigevano

The Castle of Vigevano is considered one of the biggest fortified structures in Europe, occupying 70 thousand square metres.

Where
Piazza Ducale, Vigevano (PV)
Contacts
+39 0381 691636
Official site

The Castle of Vigevano is considered one of the biggest fortified structures in Europe, occupying 70 thousand square metres.

All the buildings within the walls are connected, making this an authentic city within the city. The castle, with the iconic Bramante Tower, overlooks the splendid Piazza Ducale and the entrance.

The original structure of the castle dates back to the Lombards, but underwent many renovations and expansions up until the 17th century. The castle’s unique structure is made of square sections decreasing in size as they ascend the hill and was the inspiration for the Filarete Tower at the Sforza Castle.

The best way to explore the castle and to enjoy its magical atmosphere is to get lost in its maze of rooms and halls.

It is now home to the Lomellina National Archaeological Museum where visitors can admire archaeological finds from the many excavation sites in the region, alongside some pieces found by chance, and discover a very detailed history of the costumes and traditions of this area.

 


Opening hours

Open: all year
Opening times: variable
Admission: free; Tower and Leonardiana, charge

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Places

International footwear museum

An art and a tradition in the town that has been the shoes world capital
  • Art & Culture
International Footwear Museum
5 mt

Piazza Ducale in Vigevano

You will be enchanted by one of the most beautiful Renaissance squares
  • Art & Culture
Piazza Ducale in Vigevano
135 mt

Duomo di Vigevano

It delimits the eastern side of the Piazza Ducale, with its grandiose Baroque façade
  • Religious Tourism
Duomo di Vigevano, Churches of Pavia
185 mt

Vigevano

  • Villages
Vigevano
239 mt

Golf Vigevano

Golf Vigevano is a prestigious benchmark in the Italian golf circuit. The 18-hole course is set in the green surroundings of Ticino Park.
  • Golf
Golf Vigevano
3.46 km

The Sforzesca

A genuine prototype for subsequent rural Lombard architecture
  • Art & Culture
La Sforzesca
3.94 km

Gambolo'

  • Villages
Castello di Gambolò
6.49 km

Abbey of Morimondo

The Abbey of Morimondo, along with its monastery, is a place of worship and Cistercian spirituality, but also a tourist attraction
  • Religious Tourism
Abbey of Morimondo
8.65 km

Morimondo

  • Villages
Morimondo (MI)
8.82 km

Convento (ex) dell’Annunciata

Very simple on the outside, inside this church conserves a magnificent cycle of frescoes.
  • Art & Culture
Convento dell'Annunciata
10.81 km

Naviglio di Bereguardo

It begins at the Naviglio Grande, at Castelletto di Abbiategrasso, and reaches the River Ticino at the Bereguardo bridge.
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Naviglio_di_Bereguardo
11.08 km

Abbazia di Sant'Albino

Abbey of Saint Albino (VIII century) on the Via Francigena
  • Religious Tourism
Abbazia di Sant'Albino
11.23 km

Pontoon bridge

This bridge is one of the last remaining pontoon bridges in Italy.
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Ponte delle barche
11.62 km

Santa Croce abbey - Mortara

The Santa Croce abbey was instead the church of Ordine Mortariense
  • Religious Tourism
Santa Croce
11.71 km

Mortara

Mortara si è guadagnata nei decenni il titolo di patria del Salame d'Oca più buono del mondo
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Mortara
11.72 km

Basilica of San Lorenzo - Mortara

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Basilica
11.75 km

Golf Club Ambrosiano

Near Milan, the Ambrosiano is one of the most challenging Italian golf courses, which is nonetheless suitable for players of every level.
  • Golf
Golf Club Ambrosiano, Bubbiano (MI)
11.78 km

Sanctuary of Madonna del Campo - Mortara

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Madonna del Campo
12.31 km

Cassinetta di Lugagnano

Cassinetta di Lugagnano is the village of noble Milanese villas, to be discovered by bike or by boat along the Naviglio Grande.
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Cassinetta di Lugagnano
12.78 km

Cassinetta di Lugagnano Noble Mansions

  • Art & Culture
Cassinetta di Lugagnano noble mansions
12.88 km

Where to sleep

APPARTAMENTO LEONARDO DI N. 30 CHARME APARTMENTS

Vigevano
APPARTAMENTO LEONARDO DI N. 30 CHARME APARTMENTS
114 mt

APPARTAMENTO IL MORO DI N. 30 CHARME APARTMENTS

Vigevano
APPARTAMENTO IL MORO DI N. 30 CHARME APARTMENTS
114 mt

B.E.A. SRL

Vigevano
B.E.A. SRL
119 mt

CASA LUIGINA

Vigevano
CASA LUIGINA
144 mt

SOTTO I MERLI

Vigevano
SOTTO I MERLI
169 mt

DANTE 12

Vigevano
DANTE 12
244 mt

MAISON 16

Vigevano
MAISON 16
255 mt

PICCOLA TORRE MAISONETTE

Vigevano
PICCOLA TORRE MAISONETTE
267 mt

PICCOLA TORRE MAISON

Vigevano
PICCOLA TORRE MAISON
290 mt

I MULINI B&B

Vigevano
I MULINI B&B
315 mt

HOTEL DUCALE

Vigevano
HOTEL  DUCALE
325 mt

RESIDENZA SAN BERNARDO

Vigevano
RESIDENZA SAN BERNARDO
330 mt

LOCANDA SAN BERNARDO

Vigevano
LOCANDA SAN BERNARDO
354 mt

B&B DI GUGLIERI MARA

Vigevano
B&B DI GUGLIERI MARA
502 mt

TREVISAN

Vigevano
TREVISAN
618 mt

LA VIA PER MILANO DI MISTRETTA ROSA

Vigevano
LA VIA PER MILANO DI MISTRETTA ROSA
762 mt

LA TORRE DEL BRAMANTE

Vigevano
LA TORRE DEL BRAMANTE
764 mt

VIGEVANO LOVES MILANO

Vigevano
VIGEVANO LOVES MILANO
850 mt

APPARTAMENTO SANTA RITA

Vigevano
APPARTAMENTO SANTA RITA
914 mt

RISTORANTE PIZZERIA BELLA NAPOLI DI AMATO FILOMENA & C.

Vigevano
RISTORANTE PIZZERIA BELLA NAPOLI DI AMATO FILOMENA & C.
1.12 km