Le Scuderie del Castello Visconteo, Pavia

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The Castello Visconteo or Visconti Castle is a castle in Pavia, Lombardy, northern Italy.It was built in 1360 by Galeazzo II Visconti, soon after the taking of the city, a free city-state until then. The credited architect is Bartolino da Novara. The castle used to be the main residence of the Visconti family, while the political capital of the state was Milan. North of the castle a wide park was enclosed, also including the Certosa of Pavia, founded 1396 according to a vow of Gian Galeazzo Visconti, meant to be a sort of private chapel of the Visconti dynasty. The Battle of Pavia (1525), climax of the Italian Wars, took place inside the castle park. It presently houses the Civic Museums of Pavia (Museo Civici di Pavia) including the Pinacoteca Malaspina, Museo Archeologico and Sala Longobarda, Sezioni Medioevale e Rinascimentale Quadreria dell’800 (Collezione Morone), Museo del Risorgimento, Museo Robecchi Bricchetti, and the Cripta di Sant’Eusebio.CollectionsThe Pinacoteca Malaspina and the collections of paintings until 1800 include the following works:
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  • Very lovely for a stroll, though the museum displays can be hit or miss. One display with large paintings was amazing, but a later showing of small (10 by 15 cm) portraits was hurt by the upper rows being almost impossible to see through the reflections of the overhead lights on the glass covering the portraits.
  • Some great pieces of art and sculpture. Unfortunately there were a lot of closed sections and it wasn't very informative with directions or the castle itself. Would recommend checking it out though!

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