• 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

Sforza castle in vigevano

The Castle of Vigevano (PV) is considered one of the biggest fortified structures in Europe, occupying 70 thousand square metres.
  • Art & Culture
Sforza Castle in Vigevano
135 mt

Leonardiana

On the trail of Leonardo da Vinci, the museum itinerary inside the Castello di Vigevano
  • Art & Culture
Leonardiana, Museums Pavia
174 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

Gambolo'

  • Art & Culture
Gambolo'
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

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

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

Mortara

  • Art & Culture
Mortara
11.85 km

Cassinetta di Lugagnano Noble Mansions

  • Art & Culture
Cassinetta di Lugagnano noble mansions
12.78 km

Villa Gaia Gandini

Villa Gaia is one of the oldest buildings on the Navigli and was one of the first villas in Lombardy.
  • Art & Culture
Villa Gaia Galdini
13.52 km

Palazzo Archinto

Known as “Il Castello” for the two towers that characterise the only remaining wing.
  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Archinto
13.53 km

Garlasco

  • Art & Culture
Garlasco
14.35 km

Where to sleep

B.E.A. SRL

Vigevano
B.E.A. SRL
20 mt

B&B DAL DUCA

Vigevano
B&B DAL DUCA
121 mt

SOTTO I MERLI

Vigevano
SOTTO I MERLI
122 mt

PICCOLA TORRE MAISONETTE

Vigevano
PICCOLA TORRE MAISONETTE
174 mt

PICCOLA TORRE MAISON

Vigevano
PICCOLA TORRE MAISON
179 mt

DIMORA 700

Vigevano
DIMORA 700
181 mt

HOTEL DUCALE

Vigevano
HOTEL  DUCALE
399 mt

RESIDENZA SAN BERNARDO

Vigevano
RESIDENZA SAN BERNARDO
401 mt

LOCANDA SAN BERNARDO

Vigevano
LOCANDA SAN BERNARDO
409 mt

I MULINI B&B

Vigevano
I MULINI B&B
442 mt

TREVISAN

Vigevano
TREVISAN
512 mt

B&B DI GUGLIERI MARA

Vigevano
B&B DI GUGLIERI MARA
616 mt

VIGEVANO LOVES MILANO

Vigevano
VIGEVANO LOVES MILANO
754 mt

LA TORRE DEL BRAMANTE

Vigevano
LA TORRE DEL BRAMANTE
898 mt

RISTORANTE PIZZERIA BELLA NAPOLI DI AMATO FILOMENA & C.

Vigevano
RISTORANTE PIZZERIA BELLA NAPOLI DI AMATO FILOMENA & C.
990 mt

HOLIDAY HOUSE VIGEVANO

Vigevano
HOLIDAY HOUSE VIGEVANO
1.07 km

NUOVO HOTEL

Vigevano
NUOVO HOTEL
1.42 km

LA PELLIZZERA

Vigevano
LA PELLIZZERA
1.6 km

DA CARLITA: RIPOSO E RISTORO

Vigevano
DA CARLITA: RIPOSO E RISTORO
1.67 km

CAMERE DA REMIGIO

Vigevano
CAMERE DA REMIGIO
2.21 km