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Sforzesca

The Colombarone was the archtype model of a working farm in the Lombard area. The complex has the typical layout of a castle with four buildings along the sides and four tower at the corners called in fact "colombaroni" around a central courtyard which is almost square in shape.

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Built from 1486 onwards it later became the example for agricultural organization in the Po Valley Area. It is situated in Vigevano's Sforzesca Village near the Ticino Park, a place where Leonardo da Vinci also stayed, helping with improvements to the area with hydraulic designs to enable better irrigations of the fields.

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published on 2019/02/28 17:12:00 GMT+0 last modified 2019-05-13T16:55:33+00:00