Novara. Visconti-Sforza Castle



During the rule of the Visconti family, a castle was erected on the site of an earlier fortification. Major changes were made in the 15th century, during the rule of Galeazzo Sforza, who erected a large wall and turned it into a real strategic stronghold. Reused as a prison until its abandonment in the 1970s, it was only in 2016 that it was recovered from decades of disuse. Today it houses the Archaeological Museum, the Civic Collection as well as spaces for fairs, exhibitions and special events.


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