Urgnano Castle

Urgnano, Italy

Urgnano castle was built in the 14th century to the site of older medieval fort. Throughout history, this Castle belonged to the Republic of Venice and many well-known families, such as Barbarossa, Visconti, Sforza, Malatesta and Colleoni. It was also sold to G. Gerolamo Albani, who became Cardinal Albani in Rome. This castle has been a property of the Municipality since 1953.

The castle has a square plan with a tower at each corner. It is surrounded by a moat, which had a defensive function, and it is made of cotto tiles, a characteristic related to the architectural style of the Visconti. The castle has two entrances. One is part of the massive north tower, which was used to monitor the drawbridge. The other entrance corresponds to the tower on the opposite side of the castle.

The inner area of the castle can be divided into two  parts. In the eastern part there is a yard, while in the western part there is a roof garden where you can see nine small caricatures, which in the XVIII century were an expression of the grotesque.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Laura Ceribelli (15 months ago)
Super!!
Alessandro Manieri (17 months ago)
Old is gold
Kevin Locatelli (2 years ago)
Awesome place to visit. Sadly there is no guide except for some special events
cristian arcuri (3 years ago)
You can get in free of charge. Well cared for and clean with adjoining park
Cillian Darlington (3 years ago)
Lovely castle in a cute little town
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