Castello Colleoni di Solza • • Visit Bergamo

Castello Colleoni di Solza

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According to tradition, when Bartolomeo Colleoni left Solza Castle, his birthplace, he was between 14 and 15 years old: little more than a boy, even for those times. No-one could have predicted then that he was destined to become one of the most famous condottieri of the fifteenth century.

Today the same castle appears rather insignificant with its modest fourteenthcentury plan, but it is still worth visiting the small village of Solza, near the river Adda, and use it as starting point for making a historical tour of the castles dotted over the Bergamo plain. Two great powers, the Duchy of Milan and the Republic of Venice, were long-term rivals in this border country.


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According to tradition, when Bartolomeo Colleoni left Solza Castle, his birthplace, he was between 14 and 15 years old: little more than a boy, even for those times. No-one could have predicted then that he was destined to become one of the most famous condottieri of the fifteenth century.

Today the same castle appears rather insignificant with its modest fourteenthcentury plan, but it is still worth visiting the small village of Solza, near the river Adda, and use it as starting point for making a historical tour of the castles dotted over the Bergamo plain. Two great powers, the Duchy of Milan and the Republic of Venice, were long-term rivals in this border country.