Cusago Castle

Cusago, Italy

The Visconti Castle in Cusago was built in the 14th century by Bernabò Visconti and used as a hunting lodge by the Visconti family, lords and dukes of Milan. The castle underwent significant changes in the Renaissance period. Today it is in a state of abandonment.

The castle of Cusago had been attended since 1369 by the court of Bernabò Visconti and after his removal from power in 1385 by his nephew Gian Galeazzo. Between 1425 and 1440 the Duke Filippo Maria Visconti devoted great attention to the castle and to the surrounding park. His mistress Agnese del Maino lived occasionally there. In 1438 a little canal (the naviglietto) was excavated to connect the castle to the nearby Naviglio Grande.

During the Ambrosian Republic (1447-1450) part of the buildings were demolished. The function of the castle as a country villa for hunting and parties was restored by Ludovico il Moro. In 1496 he hosted the emperor Maximilian I.

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Piazza Soncino 2, Cusago, Italy
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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Black Bug (12 months ago)
Often you can find the antiques market, small but very varied, it is always advisable to stop for a stage
Nicola Callegaro (13 months ago)
the castle would also be of exceptional historical value, it is a pity that it is let go down the drain, and it cannot even be visited.
Ferdinando Sansone (13 months ago)
Poor as a bar spot near the dirty arcades
Wanda Rita (13 months ago)
A sponsor should be found to fix it. Even if they are doing work. Unfortunately all our beauties are not evaluated
Fabrizio Rinaldi (13 months ago)
It will be great when the refurb is finished
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