Should there be someone who still isn’t completely fallen for Castello Visconteo of my previous post, although there surely can’t be anyone, here comes some more proof of its beauty and extraordinary character. Let’s set off to explore the site with an eager but gentle canine companion native to the place. (I am trying to keep him/her from rushing to my feet in the above photo.)
The castle stands on the western bank of the river Ticino. It is surrounded by a walled embankment. Only after a stroll along that will you understand the impressive size of the construction with a tower on each corner as most of it remains hidden behind the stately façade.
The first structure at the location is believed to have been a watchtower for guarding traffic on and across the Ticino. Today, the river can hardly be seen because of thick vegetation on the sloping strip of land between the embankment and the waterfront.
In addition to a little bit of wilderness, there is also plenty of sloping lawn for the domestic animals to graze, the pets to run around – and the groundskeeper to take care of.
The surroundings of Castello Visconteo are not only absolutely picturesque to behold but a most soothing haven in their relaxing tranquillity. To me, they totally complete this dream place to stay.