• Art & Culture
    • Active & Green
    • Parks

The Horse Chestnut of the Visconti Castle

Where
Castello Visconti di San Vito
Piazza Scipioni Publio Cornelio, 2, Somma Lombardo (VA)

 

Green monuments often go well with architectural and artistic monuments: this is the case with the trees that adorn the grounds of the Castello Visconti di San Vito in Somma Lombardo.

 

Of medieval origin, the fortified structure was transformed by the Visconti family into a stately home in the mid-15th century. Around its mighty walls and towers, many valuable trees have had the opportunity to grow luxuriantly, such as cedars, thujas, incense cedars and lime trees. 

Striking for its location and its perfect integration into the architectural context is the remarkable horse chestnut tree on the entrance forecourt to the castle. Together with a large lime tree, it adorns the monumental medieval façade of the building, creating a postcard view.

The tree, with a trunk circumference of about 3 metres (diameter 95 cm), then invites you to discover the other monumental trees hidden in the castle park (which are accessible to the public on opening days).
 

(Ph: Luca Pernechele)
 
Take me here: The Horse Chestnut of the Visconti Castle

Places

Castello Visconti di San Vito

  • Art & Culture
Castello Visconti di San Vito

Visconti di San Vito Castle

Castle and museum in Somma Lombardo.
  • Art & Culture
Visconti di San Vito Castle
1 mt

Visconti di San Vito Castle (Somma Lombardo) | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Art & Culture
Visconti di San Vito Castle (Somma Lombardo) | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
12 mt

Panperduto | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Villages
Panperduto | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
2.45 km

Volandia Park and the Aviation Museum (Somma Lombardo)

  • Lifestyle
Volandia Park and the Aviation Museum (Somma Lombardo)
6.02 km

Museo Gallaratese per gli Studi Patri

  • Art & Culture
Museo Gallaratese per gli Studi Patri
7.11 km

Church of San Pietro

Gallarate (VA)
  • Art & Culture
Church of San Pietro
7.24 km

The Abbey of San Donato

In Sesto Calende the beautiful and ancient Romanesque church is worth a visit
  • Religious Tourism
Visit the Abbey of San Donato in Sesto Calende
7.62 km

MA*GA Gallarate

Museo Arte Gallarate, no magic but much art and a rich collection of masterpieces of the twentieth century
  • Art & Culture
MA*GA Museum Gallarate
7.87 km

Lake Comabbio

Discover the Hidden Gem of Varese
  • Lakes
Passerella in legno sul lago di Comabbio, con alberi sullo sfondo in una giornata di sole.
8.56 km

Sass da Preja Buia

The erratic boulder at Sesto Calende
  • Art & Culture
Sass da Preja Buia
8.9 km

Castello di Monteruzzo

  • Art & Culture
Castello di Monteruzzo
10.45 km

Naviglio Grande

The Naviglio Grande is the first of the canals that make up the Milan canal system, the oldest and the most important.
  • Navigli
Naviglio Grande
11.52 km

Castelseprio Archaeological Park - Church of Santa Maria Foris Portas - Santa Maria Assunta

  • Parks
Castelseprio Archaeological Park - Church of Santa Maria Foris Portas - Santa Maria Assunta
12.53 km

Church of Santa Maria foris portas

  • Unesco Sites
Church of Santa Maria foris portas
12.63 km

Castelseprio Archaeological Park - Church of Santa Maria Foris Portas - Santa Maria Assunta

  • Unesco Sites
Castelseprio Archaeological Park - Church of Santa Maria Foris Portas - Santa Maria Assunta
12.71 km

Cairate Monastery

Dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta
  • Art & Culture
Cairate Monastery
12.9 km

Lake Monate

  • Lakes
Lake Monate
12.91 km

Visconteo Castle

In Fagnano Olona a particular medieval castle
  • Art & Culture
Visconteo Castle
13.12 km

Castello di Fagnano Olona

  • Art & Culture
Castello di Fagnano Olona
13.13 km

Events

Cycling: The Carnago Grand Prix

Carnago (VA)
31/08/2024
  • Cycle Tourism
Cycling: The Carnago Grand Prix
11.26 km

THE FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG ROWERS

Lago di Varese
Schiranna (VA)
05/07/2024 - 07/07/2024
  • Lakes
THE FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG ROWERS
14.41 km

Activities

English Style Riding Weekend

  • Active & Green
English Style Riding Weekend
3.26 km

Bike Tour around the Lakes of Comabbio and Varese

  • Cycle Tourism
Bike Tour around the Lakes of Comabbio and Varese
7.77 km

Italian cooking class

  • Food & Wine
Italian cooking class
8.35 km

Le Robinie Golf Club Resort, Varese - Golf travel

  • Active & Green
Le Robinie Golf Club Resort, Varese - Golf travel
13.14 km

Where to sleep

EPICURO GUEST HOUSE

Somma Lombardo
EPICURO GUEST HOUSE
96 mt

A DUE PASSI DAL CASTELLO

Somma Lombardo
A DUE PASSI DAL CASTELLO
98 mt

RELAIS AL BORGO

Somma Lombardo
RELAIS AL BORGO
126 mt

Casa Vacanze Via Mameli

SOMMA LOMBARDO
Casa Vacanze Via Mameli
170 mt

LORI MALO

Somma Lombardo
LORI MALO
186 mt

CASA ALICE

Somma Lombardo
CASA ALICE
199 mt

LA LOCANDA NEL PRATONE

Somma Lombardo
LA LOCANDA NEL PRATONE
249 mt

B&B ULTIMA THULE

Somma Lombardo
B&B ULTIMA THULE
249 mt

Casina Modesta 2

Somma Lombardo
Casina Modesta 2
333 mt

CASINA MODESTA 1

Somma Lombardo
CASINA MODESTA 1
343 mt

HOTEL TRE LEONI

Somma Lombardo
HOTEL TRE LEONI
452 mt

Via Isaia Bianco Loc. Tur.

SOMMA LOMBARDO
Via Isaia Bianco Loc. Tur.
466 mt

CASA VACANZE ANNABELLE

Somma Lombardo
CASA VACANZE ANNABELLE
493 mt

Loc. Tur. Palazzo Somma

SOMMA LOMBARDO
Loc. Tur. Palazzo Somma
499 mt

LA MAISON BLANCHE

Somma Lombardo
LA MAISON BLANCHE
503 mt

B&B Casa Gea

Somma Lombardo
B&B Casa Gea
589 mt

Casa Luca

Somma Lombardo
Casa Luca
606 mt

SISTERS' GUEST HOUSE Somma L.

SOMMA LOMBARDO
SISTERS' GUEST  HOUSE Somma L.
609 mt

CAV imp. Franzè Somma L.

SOMMA LOMBARDO
CAV imp. Franzè Somma L.
626 mt

B&B MARGANTE

Somma Lombardo
B&B MARGANTE
661 mt