Vogogna. Visconti Castle



The Visconti Castle of Vogogna stands on a rise from which it dominates the village below: the defensive intentions that moved its commissioner, Giovanni Maria Visconti, who wished to build a bulwark for the entire valley and in particular for the village of Vogogna, which in 1328 became the capital of Ossola Inferiore, are evident. The oldest nucleus consists of the square tower, the only part not affected by the 1990 restoration, and the portion of the walls closest to the mountain. From the end of the 18th century, the castle became municipal property and was used as a place of imprisonment for both political prisoners and common criminals.



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