Mirabello Castle

Pavia, Italy

The Mirabello Castle is located in Mirabello di Pavia in the area of the Parco Visconteo. The building today is only a wing of the original castle, which was the seat of the Captain of the Park, the authority administering the Parco Visconteo on behalf of the Visconti family.

Since the 12th century the area had been occupied by a Cistercians monastery. In 1325 the Fiamberti family of Pavia acquired goods and lands in the area and between 1325 and 1341 they built the original castle. In the sixties of the fourteenth century, Galeazzo II Visconti acquired the castle from the Fiamberti. The castle was completed by the Visconti family and incorporated in the Parco Visconteo.

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Via Mirabello 165, Pavia, Italy
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Founded: 1325
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Luca Tirnusciolo (11 months ago)
It is a castle dating back to the 14th - 15th century located in the locality of the same name in the municipality of Pavia, incorporated into other buildings. Restored by the Visconti and inserted in the large Visconti Park (which connected the Pavia castle to the Certosa di Pavia) as the residence of the "Captain of the Park", it underwent transformations in the Sforza period [2]. During the French occupation of the Duchy of Milan (1515-1521) the structure underwent a complete renovation, adding elements of French taste, such as the rectangular windows, profiled in stone or the large stone fireplaces of transalpine inspiration. The interiors were also re-frescoed (most of the frescoes are still hidden under several layers of plaster) [3]. The castle was at the center of the battle of Pavia on February 24, 1525. In 1857 it was heavily damaged, leaving only a wing that survived demolition intact. Built in brick, it was originally probably quadrangular in shape: of the original architecture there are two two-storey buildings and an interesting balcony supported by shaped mesole, which recall the similar balconies of the Castello Sforzesco, in the courtyard of the Rocchetta, and of the castle tower of Vigevano. Today it results in a state of semi-abandonment.
Luca Tirnusciolo (11 months ago)
It is a castle dating back to the 14th - 15th century located in the locality of the same name in the municipality of Pavia, incorporated into other buildings. Restored by the Visconti and inserted in the large Visconti Park (which connected the Pavia castle to the Certosa di Pavia) as the residence of the "Captain of the Park", it underwent transformations in the Sforza period [2]. During the French occupation of the Duchy of Milan (1515-1521) the structure underwent a complete renovation, adding elements of French taste, such as the rectangular windows, profiled in stone or the large stone fireplaces of transalpine inspiration. The interiors were also re-frescoed (most of the frescoes are still hidden under several layers of plaster) [3]. The castle was at the center of the battle of Pavia on February 24, 1525. In 1857 it was heavily damaged, leaving only a wing that survived demolition intact. Built in brick, it was originally probably quadrangular in shape: of the original architecture there are two two-storey buildings and an interesting balcony supported by shaped mesole, which recall the similar balconies of the Castello Sforzesco, in the courtyard of the Rocchetta, and of the castle tower of Vigevano. Today it results in a state of semi-abandonment.
Paololitico (2 years ago)
The place would be beautiful and very interesting (Battle of Pavia) if it weren't for the site is badly kept. It seems to be in an abandoned parking lot ... If the municipality took care to keep this area at least cared for and maintained it would already be so much .. Wake up Italy, these are your treasures ..
Paololitico (2 years ago)
The place would be beautiful and very interesting (Battle of Pavia) if it weren't for the site is badly kept. It seems to be in an abandoned parking lot ... If the municipality took care to keep this area at least cared for and maintained it would already be so much .. Wake up Italy, these are your treasures ..
Dina Shaibekova (2 years ago)
Meraviglioso posto!
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