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Visconti di San Vito Castle

The castle was built in the thirteenth century and lived in by the Visconti family from 1251. Part of the west facade was altered during the 17th century, as were the interiors, which were renovated in the Baroque style with exquisitely frescoed and lavishly furnished rooms featuring 17th century frescoes attributed to the school of Procaccini.

A number of collections are on display in different rooms in the castle: there is a large, rather strange collection of shaving plates in the “Seasons Room”, a beautiful collection of 360 stuffed birds; a large collection of 16th century Spanish weapons and armour; and an interesting collection of finds depicting early civilisation in Golasecca.




ADDRESS: piazza Scipione, 2 - Somma Lombardo


- all Saturday, Sunday and holiday from April to October: 10am - 6pm. Sunday only by reservation.


- Full ticket: € 7 

- Reduced ticket (FAI, Touring Club Italiano and kids from 6 to 12 yo) : € 5 

- Family ticket (2 adults and children): € 15 

- Free ticket: children under 6 yo

 Dog of small and medium size allowed in leash in every area in compliance with the hygiene and public safety rules*

*Information by the Castle. For any other question please check the guidelines from the Castle


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    Provincia di Varese