- Art & Culture
Castello Visconti di San Vito
Our panorama concludes with a visit to Castello di San Vito, which was built during the thirteenth century as a defensive fortress and initially inhabited by Pietro Visconti.
Over the years, the structure underwent significant transformations, beginning in 1448 after the proclamation of the Ambrosian Republic and the settlement of Francesco and Guido Visconti, and continuing until the end of the 1500s.
Already a great Visconti residence, in 1600 the castle's interiors were fundamentally renovated in line with the baroque tastes of the time: during your visit, you can admire rooms embellished with opulent furnishings as well as 17th-century frescoes attributed to the School of Procaccini.
Managed by the Fondazione Visconti di San Vito charity, established by the will of the last descendant of the noble family and working to promote culture, the castle currently houses a series of collections.
Among these, visitors can admire a collection of 16th-century arms and armour of Spanish origin, an ornithological collection featuring 360 stuffed specimens, and a prestigious collection of urns from the Golasecca civilisation (8th-1st century BC).