Solza Castle

Solza, Italy

Solza Castle probably dates back to the 10th or 11th century. Here was born the famous condottiere Bartolomeo Colleoni. According to tradition, when Bartolomeo Colleoni left Solza Castle, he was between 14 and 15 years old: little more than a boy, even for those times. No-one could have predicted then that he was destined to become one of the most famous condottieri of the fifteenth century.

Today the same castle appears rather insignificant with its modest fourteenth century plan, but it is still worth visiting the small village of Solza, near the river Adda, and use it as starting point for making a historical tour of the castles dotted over the Bergamo plain. Two great powers, the Duchy of Milan and the Republic of Venice, were long-term rivals in this border country.



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Piazza Colleoni 6, Solza, Italy
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Founded: c. 1000 AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Tatiana Kraevskaja (28 days ago)
A wonderful place. We visited various exhibitions several times. Various interesting events are constantly held there.
Giorgio Faenza (54 days ago)
Guided tour with full explanation of the historical reconstruction. The dressing and fighting with armor are interesting.
Roby Cave (3 months ago)
Bartolomeo Colleoni was born here in 1395. The castle demonstrates an architecture of several overlaps and good integrity. It exudes and smells of peasant culture of which it was a defensive structure in the Middle Ages until the last clashes between the Guelphs and Ghibellines.
Roberto Vavassori (7 months ago)
Little remains of the ancient castle on an architectural level, but the structure is well restored and it is possible to visit it thanks to a group of costumed guides who will take you back in time through a careful reconstruction of clothes, objects and weapons of the period. gold of this palace. Congratulations to those who keep this historic building alive and to those who allow it to be visited by all. Thanks.
Mu Ma (9 months ago)
Well preserved and well restored medieval castle! Too bad they have decided to put inside a library and all the municipal offices! It would have been a great exhibit venue!
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