• Art & Culture

Piazza Ducale in Vigevano

You will be enchanted by one of the most beautiful Renaissance squares

Where
Piazza Ducale, 27029 Vigevano PV

Piazza Ducale in Vigevano is one of the finest examples of a Renaissance piazza, even if it's not completely faithful to the original design.

The square (134 metres long and 48 wide) was built between 1492 and 1494 at the behest of Ludovico Sforza, known as "il Moro". Houses in this commercial district were torn down during its construction to prevent the square from being constricted or compromised in any way. Its structure is not exclusively from the 15th century: several changes were made in the late 17th century by Juan Caramuel Lobkowitz.

Lobkowitz commissioned the construction of the grand staircase of the Bramante Tower, replacing the ramp flanked by two staircases, and erected the new facade of the cathedral in Baroque style. The statue of St. John of Nepomuk was placed in Piazza Ducale in 1731. Three sides of the square are also decorated with frescoes dating back to the early years of the 20th century, yet executed following the ancient 15th-century fresco found under the plaster, integrating it with the Renaissance-style decorations.

Piazza Ducale still continues to be the heart of the city of Vigevano, a space where people come to relax or enjoy shopping under the arcades.

 

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Places

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
60 mt

Vigevano

  • Villages
Vigevano
106 mt

International footwear museum

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

Castle of Vigevano

The Castle of Vigevano is considered one of the biggest fortified structures in Europe, occupying 70 thousand square metres.
  • Art & Culture
Castello di  Vigevano
135 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
3.37 km

The Sforzesca

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

Gambolo'

  • Villages
Castello di Gambolò
6.55 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
8.51 km

Morimondo

  • Villages
Morimondo (MI)
8.69 km

Convento (ex) dell’Annunciata

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

Naviglio di Bereguardo

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

Abbazia di Sant'Albino

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

Pontoon bridge

This bridge is one of the last remaining pontoon bridges in Italy.
  • Navigli
Ponte delle barche
11.53 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)
11.65 km

Santa Croce abbey - Mortara

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

Mortara

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

Basilica of San Lorenzo - Mortara

  • Art & Culture
Basilica
11.88 km

Sanctuary of Madonna del Campo - Mortara

  • Religious Tourism
Madonna del Campo
12.45 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.
  • Villages
Cassinetta di Lugagnano
12.68 km

Cassinetta di Lugagnano Noble Mansions

  • Art & Culture
Cassinetta di Lugagnano noble mansions
12.78 km

Where to sleep

EMMA HOME

Vigevano
EMMA HOME
58 mt

APPARTAMENTO BARBAROSSA DI N. 30 CHARME APARTMENTS

VIGEVANO
APPARTAMENTO BARBAROSSA DI N. 30 CHARME APARTMENTS
67 mt

APPARTAMENTO BRAMANTE DI N. 30 CHARME APARTMENTS

VIGEVANO
APPARTAMENTO BRAMANTE DI N. 30 CHARME APARTMENTS
67 mt

APPARTAMENTO LEONARDO DI N. 30 CHARME APARTMENTS

Vigevano
APPARTAMENTO LEONARDO DI N. 30 CHARME APARTMENTS
67 mt

APPARTAMENTO IL MORO DI N. 30 CHARME APARTMENTS

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

LA FINESTRA SUL CORTILE

Vigevano
LA FINESTRA SUL CORTILE
87 mt

SOTTO I MERLI

Vigevano
SOTTO I MERLI
122 mt

ROMANTIC MARGHERITA

Vigevano
ROMANTIC MARGHERITA
143 mt

CASA DOLCE CASA DI AZZARETTI LUCIA

Vigevano
CASA DOLCE CASA DI AZZARETTI LUCIA
161 mt

DIMORA DEL TEATRO

VIGEVANO
DIMORA DEL TEATRO
182 mt

CASA NEL CUORE DI VIGEVANO

VIGEVANO
CASA NEL CUORE DI VIGEVANO
196 mt

CASA BATIK

Vigevano
CASA BATIK
201 mt

CASA NICOEL

VIGEVANO
CASA NICOEL
242 mt

CHEAP & CHIC

Vigevano
CHEAP & CHIC
262 mt

DANTE 12

Vigevano
DANTE 12
272 mt

CASA DEGLI ARTISTI

Vigevano
CASA DEGLI ARTISTI
285 mt

Monolocale con vista sulla torre

VIGEVANO
Monolocale con vista sulla torre
285 mt

CASA SAPORITI

Vigevano
CASA SAPORITI
293 mt

CASINA DEL NAVIGLIO

Vigevano
CASINA DEL NAVIGLIO
306 mt

INTERNO 15

VIGEVANO
INTERNO 15
379 mt