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.



Your name


Via Mirabello 165, Pavia, Italy
See all sites in Pavia


Founded: 1325
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

More Information



4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Anna (7 months ago)
Small castle built by the Visconti family in 1300, connected to the Castle of Pavia via a straight road, located inside the Visconteo park which reached as far as the Certosa, used for hunting. It is a two-storey brick building used as a dwelling, on the first floor there is a balcony supported by arches.
Paolo Zambon (12 months ago)
Historic site of the battle of Pavia (February 24, 1525) undergoing restoration Here the Spanish arquebusiers, in the shelter of the park's wood, are overriding the French heavy cavalry. "The French heavy cavalry was destroyed; the horsemen who remained on foot were annihilated by the infantry with dagger blows to the neck, in the junction between helmet and armor, or through the small slits of the helmet concealment. they employed their firearms striking at close range, in many cases firing the shot directly into the knights' armor after placing the harquebus through the mail. King Francis I's main commanders fell at this stage of the battle; Louis de la Trémoille was killed by a close shot of an arquebus, the same Guillaume Gouffier de Bonnivet and Galeazzo Sanseverino, while La Palice died of dagger wounds. " (Wikipedia) Francis I falls from his horse and is taken prisoner.
Roberto uberti (20 months ago)
Convenient parking for 50 cars outside nice.
Ermenegildo Calvi (2 years ago)
Very disappointed x the state of abandonment in which there are so many promises never kept ??
Lorena Tredici (2 years ago)
A wonderful corner of Pavia, too neglected and forgotten ..
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Broch of Gurness

The Broch of Gurness is an Iron Age broch village. Settlement here began sometime between 500 and 200 BC. At the centre of the settlement is a stone tower or broch, which once probably reached a height of around 10 metres. Its interior is divided into sections by upright slabs. The tower features two skins of drystone walls, with stone-floored galleries in between. These are accessed by steps. Stone ledges suggest that there was once an upper storey with a timber floor. The roof would have been thatched, surrounded by a wall walk linked by stairs to the ground floor. The broch features two hearths and a subterranean stone cistern with steps leading down into it. It is thought to have some religious significance, relating to an Iron Age cult of the underground.

The remains of the central tower are up to 3.6 metres high, and the stone walls are up to 4.1 metres thick.