Visconti

Historical figure Visconti

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From the initial congregation of cities subject to the dominion of a single lord, Giovanni and Luchino but above all Gian Galeazzo and Bernabò, through an intense activity of consolidation of their supremacy implemented with the downsizing of local autonomies and the attraction in their orbit of the many small rural lordships created a sort of state structure.
With Giovanni Visconti, in the mid-fourteenth century there was the first major expansion of the family's possessions with the victory over the Lords of Verona (the Scaligeri) and with the submission of even Genoa and Bologna.
Some see, however, in the Visconti - especially after the death of Archbishop Giovanni Visconti in 1354 - the typical example of the tyrant with special regard to Bernabò, his nephew Gian Galeazzo and the son of these Giovanni Maria. It should not be overlooked, however, that the first two contributed to a considerable extension of the Duchy of Milan and Gian Galeazzo succeeded in obtaining the title of duke in 1395 by Emperor Wenceslas.

After the death of Gian Galeazzo in 1402 the Duchy - which had reached its maximum expansion - passed to his sons Giovanni Maria (who died in 1412) and Filippo Maria (who died in 1447), but the dominion, which Gian Galeazzo had put together with all sorts of violence, shattered, and barely the oldest provinces that composed it could be preserved.
The Ducal line of Milan became extinct in the men's line with the death of Filippo Maria in 1447 and the Duchy passed (after the brief experience of the Ambrosian Republic) to Francesco Sforza, who had married Filippo's illegitimate daughter, Bianca Maria. In the legitimate feminine line, the Valois-Orleans, as descendants of Valentina Visconti, boasted serious rights over Milan, rights that were enforced by Louis XII of France in the early sixteenth century.

Visconti Visited places

Castello di Carimate

 Piazza Castello, 1 - 22060 Carimate - Como
Castle/Fortress/Tower, Wedding/Convention/Concert location

Among the hills of Brianza and the splendid scenery of Lake Como, the Castle of Carimate offers itself as an exclusive place where it spends stays with unique charm, in the same places where once... see

Offered services

Golf, Hotel, Location for Ceremonies and Conferences, Tennis, Wellness Center / SPA

Time period
Middle Ages

Where
Italy, Como

Castello di Malcesine

 Via Casella - 37018 Malcesine - Verona
Castle/Fortress/Tower

The castle, located on a rock overlooking the lake, is accessible via the "Siresina", the only gateway to the monument. Its construction is on three distinct levels or courtyards, accessible via... see

Time period
Middle Ages

Where
Italy, Verona

Castello di Pagazzano

 Via Castello - 24040 Pagazzano - Bergamo
Castle/Fortress/Tower

The Castle of Pagazzano, dating back to the fourteenth century, is located between the green fields of the Bergamo plain, in the territories that were under the dominion of the Visconti. Among the... see

Offered services

Museum / Monument

Time period
Middle Ages

Where
Italy, Bergamo

Castello di Rezzanello

 Località Rezzanello - 29010 Gazzola - Piacenza
Castle/Fortress/Tower

Dating back to the year 1000, Castello di Rezzanello is located 20 km from Piacenza in a majestic 7-hectare park. Elegant and spacious areas both inside and outside allow you to set up any type of... see

Offered services

Hotel, Location for Ceremonies and Conferences

Time period
Middle Ages

Where
Italy, Piacenza

Castello di San Gaudenzio

 Località San Gaudenzio - 27050 Cervesina - Pavia
Castle/Fortress/Tower

The Castle of San Gaudenzio, a complex dating back to the 1400s, is a hotel immersed in the tranquility of Lombardy. Its rooms are frescoed and embellished with period furniture and precious... see

Offered services

Hotel, Location for Ceremonies and Conferences, Restaurant

Time period
1400s

Where
Italy, Pavia

Castello di Varano de' Melegari

 Via Rocca, 1 - 43040 Varano de' Melegari - Parma
Castle/Fortress/Tower, Wedding/Convention/Concert location

The Castle of Varano de 'Melegari is a stronghold erected in 1208 on a sandstone rock dominating the valley of Ceno; one of the best examples of defensive architecture is the current aspect of... see

Offered services

Location for Ceremonies and Conferences

Time period
Middle Ages

Where
Italy, Parma

Rocca Viscontea di Castell'Arquato

 Piazza Municipio, 1 - 29014 Castell'Arquato - Piacenza
Castle/Fortress/Tower, Wedding/Convention/Concert location

Complex of the fourteenth century stronghold, home of the Museum of medieval life, is open to visitors and available as a location for meetings, ceremonies and weddings. see

Offered services

Location for Ceremonies and Conferences, Museum / Monument

Time period
Middle Ages

Where
Italy, Piacenza