• Art & Culture

The Sforza Fortress in Soncino

The best-maintained castle in Lombardy

Where
Castello di Soncino
Via Guglielmo Marconi, Soncino (CR)
Contacts
+39 0374 83188
Official site

In 1473 the Duke Galeazzo Maria Sforza asked the architect from Cremona Bartolomeo Gadio to build the fortress of Soncino. The building is completely made in bricks and it was built in three years. In the four corners of the building there are four towers and one of the underground rooms was used as a dungeon. With an inner stair you can reach the Captain Tower made up of two different spaces covered by two lunette vaults and connected by an inner stair. In case of necessity this part could become an independent fort to defend the fortress from the enemies.

Take me here: The Sforza Fortress in Soncino

Places

Civic Archaeological Museum Aquaria

  • Art & Culture
Civic Archaeological Museum Aquaria
2 mt

Soncino

Rye and canals surround the red brick walls: this is Soncino, a walled village and an oasis of Renaissance beauty in the countryside.
  • Villages
Soncino (CR)
2 mt

The Silk Museum

  • Art & Culture
The Silk Museum
67 mt

San Giacomo Church

  • Art & Culture
San Giacomo Church
238 mt

Santa Maria Assunta Church

  • Art & Culture
Santa Maria Assunta Church
328 mt

The Printing Museum

  • Art & Culture
The Printing Museum
379 mt

Santa Maria delle Grazie Church

  • Art & Culture
Santa Maria delle Grazie Church
505 mt

Santa Maria della Neve Church

  • Art & Culture
Santa Maria della Neve Church
2.35 km

Santa Maria in Bressanoro Church

  • Art & Culture
Santa Maria in Bressanoro Church
12.75 km

Santa Maria della Croce Sanctuary

  • Religious Tourism
Santa Maria della Croce Sanctuary
13.83 km

San Giuseppe Church

  • Art & Culture
San Giuseppe Church
14.06 km

Isso Tower

  • Art & Culture
Isso Tower
14.14 km

Trinity Church

  • Art & Culture
Trinity Church
14.22 km

Ss. Giacomo and Filippo Church

  • Art & Culture
Ss. Giacomo and Filippo Church
14.25 km

Archaeological Museum

  • Art & Culture
Archaeological Museum
14.26 km

The Crib Church

  • Art & Culture
The Crib Church
14.32 km

Saint Rocco Church

  • Art & Culture
Saint Rocco Church
14.49 km

Terni de Gregory Palace

  • Art & Culture
 Terni de Gregory Palace
14.68 km

The Museum of Crema and Crema’s area

  • Art & Culture
Museo civico di Crema e Cremasco
14.68 km

Organ-Making Museum

At Crema's Museum two rooms dedicated to the art of making organs. Discovering Crema's tradition.
  • Art & Culture
Organ-Making Museum
14.68 km

Where to sleep

MOLINO ANTICO

Soncino
MOLINO ANTICO
536 mt

PEDALI E PETALI BED AND BIKE B&B

Soncino
PEDALI E PETALI BED AND BIKE B&B
536 mt

UP B&B

Offanengo
UP B&B
10.06 km

B&B FAMILY HOME

Soresina
B&B FAMILY HOME
12.22 km

HOTEL SORESINA

Soresina
HOTEL SORESINA
12.75 km

RESIDENCE ANNA

Madignano
RESIDENCE ANNA
12.9 km

HOTEL ARPINI

Casale Cremasco-Vidolasco
HOTEL ARPINI
12.99 km

ANTICA HOSTELLERIA DI SAN BERNARDINO

Crema
ANTICA HOSTELLERIA DI SAN BERNARDINO
13.05 km

ESCONDIDO

Soresina
ESCONDIDO
13.43 km

HOTEL VECCHIO CASELLO

Castelleone
HOTEL VECCHIO CASELLO
13.86 km

PONTE DI RIALTO

Crema
PONTE DI RIALTO
14.24 km

AGRITURISMO CORTE DEI SEMPLICI

Bordolano
AGRITURISMO CORTE DEI SEMPLICI
14.43 km

MARCOMIN OMBRETTA

Crema
MARCOMIN OMBRETTA
14.5 km

PARK HOTEL RESIDENCE

Crema
PARK HOTEL RESIDENCE
14.53 km

SENZA PENSIERI VIA VIVIANI

Crema
SENZA PENSIERI VIA VIVIANI
14.74 km

ILTORRAZZO

Crema
ILTORRAZZO
14.85 km

RELAIS VIMERCATI

Crema
RELAIS VIMERCATI
14.96 km