It’s time for a warm start in the middle of nowhere. What could be better than a country trip on a weekend? We continue our review of the travels in the vicinity of Milan. This time we have Soncino in the province of Cremona waiting for us. Soncino is one of the most beautiful Borg in Italy, deserves a visit for its impressive fortress Sforzesco di Soncino, which is well preserved to this day.
Castle castello Sforzesco di Soncino
Castello Sforzesco di Soncino is a typical example of a Lombard castle. It was built back in the 10th century and played a significant role in the defense of the territory of modern Cremona province in the 16th century.
The castle was used by the Milanese in their war against the Venetians, and in the middle of the 15th century it became the property of the Duchy of Milan. In 1536, Castello Sforzesco di Soncino came into the possession of the Istanbul family, which turned it into an aristocratic residence. Outstanding masters of painting were invited to decorate the castle. It was not until 1876 that the castle was transferred to the commune.
Among the towers, a cylindrical tower decorated with a terracotta statue of the Mother of God with the Child (15th century) deserves its attention.
Castle Soncino can be visited in its entirety, climbing the tops of the domes, visiting the underground passages and museums.
Operating time Castle and cost of visit
What else to visit in Soncino
Soncino is a small Borgo village with charming houses and buildings, old mills and picturesque streets.
In the heart of the Borgo, next to the fortress, on Via Tinelli, is the Church of la Pieve di Santa Maria Assunta, founded in 412. Look inside to see the starry sky painted.
Elegant enoteca with excellent cuisine Enoteca i 5 Frati
And at the end of your sightseeing tour, I suggest you visit the stunning i 5 Frati enoteca for an aperitif or dinner. Elegant atmosphere and excellent cuisine. Ethnotheque with a wide choice of wines, reasonable prices and excellent service, attention to every detail.
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Address: Via De’ Baris 11, 26029 Soncino, Italia
Tel: +39 339 832 4652