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Sforza castle in vigevano
The Castle of Vigevano (PV) is considered one of the biggest fortified structures in Europe, occupying 70 thousand square metres.
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.
Open: all year
Opening times: variable
Admission: free; Tower and Leonardiana, charge