The Visconteo Castle

Piazza Castello 2, 6600 Locarno, +41 91 756 31 70

The Castello Visconteo, now an archaeological museum, is located on the edge of the old town and was built in the 12th century, probably as the residence of a Captain Orelli, who remained true to the Emperor.

In 1260, it fell into the hands of the Ghibellines. In 1342 the Visconti of Milan, for whom it is now named, attacked the castle from both the land and the lake side and took it. It firs...

ARCHITECTURE Archaeology, Ancient civil architecture
Piazza Castello 2, 6600 Locarno
Tel.: +41 91 756 31 70
Fax: +41 91 756 32 68
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