Piazza Ducale, Vigevano, Italy
Piazza Ducale Vigevano Reviews
Piazza Ducale Jul 14, 2011
The Piazza Ducale in Vigevano is one of the most famous and interesting piazzas in Italy.
The piazza was commissioned by Ludovico il Moro, ruler of Milan, as the impressive entrance hall to the Visconti Castle.
The construction started in 1492, the work took two years and the new square was finish in October 1494 welcomed the visit of Charles VIII.
Design is made by Bramante while Leonardo da Vinci that was present to the work took inspiration for some drawings contained in its codes.
Piazza Ducale is an early model of Renaissance square performed on the model of Roman "forum" and it is one of the finest examples of fifteenth-century architecture.
It looks like an elongated rectangle of 134 meters long and 48 wide built on three sides (the fourth is occupied by the Cathedral Church).
I recommend to visit this place which is only 30 minutes by train from Milano.
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