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Castle of Macconago

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Milan - Others: Castle of Macconago Mostly represented styles: Gothic

Very few know that in Milan there are two castles. In addition to the famous Sforzesco Castle in the city center (but originally outside the city), there is also a second castle, much smaller than the first one and located in the suburbs, but even (slightly) older.
The Castle of Macconago was in fact built between 1330 and 1340.

Typical Visconti Castle with a square plan with watch towers and crenellated walkways, it has undergone several transformations and extensions in later periods. It develops in height on three floors, of which the one originally on the ground floor is now basement. The building is characterized on the smaller side to the west by quadrangular towers completed by swallow-tailed battlements. The façades on the longer sides have arched openings of various sizes and they too end with swallow-tailed battlements. Inside, in the entrance hall with a wooden coffered roof, traces of Renaissance frescoes are preserved. Worthy of note the stables on the ground floor, with cross vaults and barrel vaults. A beautiful fifteenth-century portal and a large fireplace stand out.

Owned by the Pusterla family (whose coats of arms are still present above the two main entrances, front and rear), the family soon fell into disgrace with the Visconti, dragging with it the fortunes of the castle, which inevitably fell into ruin.
Completely restored and privately owned, it is now sometimes used for ceremoniesm and other events of this kind.

The Castle of Macconago is located inside the homonymous village, located on the southern outskirts of the Lombard capital. Even today it is in the countryside, surrounded by cultivated fields. The buildings that compose it are still largely old by some centuries, evidence of a Milan that was.
Unfortunately, many of them are in a state of degradation. In particular, the eighteenth-century church, which could represent a second point of attraction in addition to the castle, is in a state of complete abandonment.

The Castle of Macconago is in Macconago street 38, 20141 Milano MI.

If you are interested in a guided tour of this monument send an email!

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