Castello di Malpaga

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Castello di Malpaga
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In the heart of Serio Park, where the time seems stopped in the XV century, there is the Malpaga Castle.It has ancient medieval origins: it was built in 1300 but it became famous only in the 1456 thanks to his owner Bartolomeo Colleoni, the General Captain of the Venice Republic. He bought it for 100 gold ducats and transformed it in his beatiful home.The Castle is considered one of the most interesting medieval construction in Bergamo thanks to the historical and architectonic relevance and his beatiful cycle of frescos.Thanks to the fame of his owner, the Malpaga Castle mantain a strong connection with Bergamo and Venice.In Bergamo Alta, close by the Duomo, you can see the Colleoni Chapel that accommodates the body of the Captain. In Venice, in SS Giovanni and Paolo Square, there is one of the most beautiful equestrian statue in the world, created by Andrea Verrocchio in honour of Bartolomeo Colleoni.GUIDED TOUR (IN ITALIAN)Every Sunday and Holiday (except December, January and February)at 3pm - 4pm - 5pm
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Pac047
Crema, Italy17 contributions
Oct 2017
Worth a visit combined with lunch. Did a guided tour which was interesting but glad we paid a reduced fee as the full price of €9 would have been over the top.
Written October 5, 2017
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RaluM73
Como, Italy62 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
With a group of friends we visit this castle on the occasion of Castelli Bergsmaschi open day. There were guided tours each hour starting from 10am. The castle is fantastic, having all the frescos from XV-XVII century still visible, full of details and stories of Bartolomeo Colleoni's life most important events. The guide was great and very prepared. With her style of narration,she took us into the life of this castle,fascinating us with details and interesting stories.
Written October 4, 2016
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Moira Tips
Mogan, Spain48 contributions
Jun 2015 • Friends
In Malpaga every year they put on the historical commemoration: figures who are dressed in ancient clothes, flag-wavers, stalls...everything and everybody strictly in the Mediaeval style. As an alternative to the historical commemoration, you can always take part in the Medieval dinner organized inside the Castle in one of the many rooms being used, booking in advance.
Before leaving for your visit to the Castles I advise you to consult the official website page dedicated to opening hours, dates of opening and current events. More info: http://www.latanadelserpente.it/2015/06/lombardia-italy-places-to-see-near-Milano.html
Written July 18, 2015
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Zeudy R
58 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Visited the castel on Friday night tour.
2 online tickets for 33,64€ 😱.
The tour started 15 minutes late.
The tour was only outdoor due to anti-covid regulation(nobody tells you online) but we were told is possible to visit indoor during day visit with audioguide (weird) 🧐.
The guide was nice and polite, she knew about some legends mostly told by the few old people living in that area, plus her researches.
Regarding the historical part, what was told, you can easily find it on google.
For sure the effort is appreciated but needs lots of improvement.
Defo the price is too high for what it is.
Written August 8, 2020
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gpcd
Greenbelt, MD287 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
The castle and the surrounding structures are (and have always been) privately owned: a not-so-common arrangement for historically significant properties.
The castle itself is rather small as the original owner (Bartolomeo Colleoni, general and landowner) seemed to prefer to house his servants and soldiers outside the walls.
The moat and the surrounding structures are accessible without having to pay admission, but the main structure, the one containing the frescos and some (replica) furniture requires a 7 euro fee and it is accessible only as a guided tour. We visited during the local medieval re-enactment celebration, and the area was crowded with visitors. Our guide was pleasant, but less knowledgeable than we would have liked, only spoke italian, and seemed to be on a mission to process this group through the castle rooms as fast as possible, so as to accommodate another group.
Many of the frescoes have been damaged by 400 years of neglect; illumination is strictly by sunlight.
With all the art that is available within 100 km from this locale, I would not recommend a visit before exhausting all other more complete/maintained/significant offerings.
Written September 24, 2014
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