The castle of Scaldasole, which probably already existed in the Lombard era, was reconstructed between the 12th and 13th centuries. It reached its current state under the Folperti family at the beginning of the 15th century and is one of the most important castles in the province of Pavia. It comprises a castle to the north and a small sheltered village to the south (three structures joined to the castle with twin towers and a central tower), and it was embellished under the Malaspina family with the addition of a Bramantesco-style portico with arcading.

Alla scoperta del territorio
Lomellina, castle of Scaldasole
Arte, storia e cultura
Tempo libero e itinerari
Alla scoperta del territorio
I comuni paesi

Exploring the Area
Pavia | Pavese

Ponte Coperto Bridge
Church of San Michele Maggiore
Church of San Teodoro
The Regisole Statue
Cathedral of Pavia
Piazza della Vittoria
The Broletto
The Medieval Towers
Crypt of Sant’Eusebio
Church of Santa Maria del Carmine
Church of San Pietro in Ciel d’Oro
The Visconteo Castle
The Mezzabarba Building
San Francesco Church
The University
Ghislieri College
Borromeo College
Cairoli College
The Fraschini Theatre

The Certosa of Pavia

Exploring the Area
Voghera | Oltrepò

The Duomo
The Visconteo Castle
Church of Santi Ilario e Giorgio

Castle of Oramala
Castle of Nazzano
Castle of Cigognola
Castle of Montalto Pavese
Castle of Montesegale
Castle of Zavattarello


Exploring the Area
Vigevano | Lomellina

Piazza Ducale
The Castle
The Cathedral

Castle of Scaldasole
Castle of Lomello
Castle of Cozzo
Castle of Sartirana
Castle of Frascarolo

It was host to several important guests, including Isabella of Aragon, the emperor Maximilian I of Habsburg and Charles V. Gardens were created at the end of the 16th century along with a chapel and a stunning stable block. It is now a private residence to the Strada family. The richly furnished and frescoed rooms are still there to be admired.
Castello di Scaldasole
Piazza Ducale di Vigevano