Gambolò Castle

Gambolò, Italy

Gambolò Castle was built around the year 1000 to defend the local people. It was damaged badly in the wars of 12th and 13th centuries. The current appearance dates from the 15th and 16th centuries, when it was altered into a new residence.


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Founded: c. 1000 AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy


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DecorSpray & BR (7 months ago)
It's nice to go to the village and walk around this castle, it gives you a great atmosphere.
ubaldo busolin (9 months ago)
Great and noble building, of ancient splendor. It houses an excellent restaurant and public offices. Too bad it cannot be visited
Just Clay (9 months ago)
Very beautiful, it was certainly more fascinating at the time. Now it is used for village festivals and so on
Ugo Diamante (9 months ago)
A beautiful castle
Ugo Modanese (10 months ago)
In this medieval castle there is an excellent restaurant, my nephew had his wedding lunch here and I was able to test its quality. The castle is one of the largest in Lomellina but is little known and less valued. Inside you can find a small park, a refreshment area with a bowling green, the municipal police headquarters, the aforementioned restaurant, a music school and a large parking lot. Despite a certain neglect, one can still appreciate the access portal to the castle, the towers that delimit the square of the building with the defense walls and the noble residence that belonged to the Litta lords. If you are in the area it is worth a visit.
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