Borromeo Castle of Peschiera is the oldest possession of the Borromeo family in Lombardy. The family came originally from San Miniato in Tuscany. The Borromeo family became wealthy due their commercial and financial activities abroad. In 1435, Banco Filippo Borromeo & Compagni set up a branch in London.

In 1432, Vitaliano Borromeo was granted to fortify Peschiera farmhouse. In the decades of the sixteenth century, the castle was entirely restored by Renato. It was Renato who gave the building its present residential character. The castle Borromeo is one of the few still surrounded by a moat full of water as it had been excavated more than five centuries ago.

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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Laura Legnani (3 years ago)
Se lasciate la macchina a Loc. San Bovio e prendete la strada sterrata sulla vostra sinistra, la percorrete per circa 2 km di camminata piacevole tra cascine e campi coltivati... sbucherete esattamente al Castello di Peschiera. Un consiglio: non fatela con il gran caldo perchè è tutta al sole.
Claudio Gallini (3 years ago)
Un maestoso fortilizio circondato da un fossato allagato! L’unica pecca è che non è visitabile, almeno al sabato pomeriggio! Un vero peccato!
Giancarlo Borromeo (3 years ago)
Edificio medioevale ancora cinto da un fossato. In un contesto paesaggistico di grande fascino
Alberti De Min (3 years ago)
Luogo da vedere solo esternamente in quanto non è accessible al pubblico una volta si poteva anche entrare in visita guidata, una volta vi erano eventi e feste, poi non so il motivo la proprietà ha posto il divieto di accedervi e ora lo si puo' ammirare solo esternamente, il luogo non è curato piu' di tanto ma d'altronde essendo abitazione privata deve piacere a chi vi abita e magari il degrado esterno è dato anche dal fatto che la struttura muraria antica deve mantenere il suo stato di "antico" e nulla esternamente puo' essere modificato.
zhanna guzhvenko (3 years ago)
Nice place for a quick ride in the suburbs
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