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Introduction, Castello Borromeo
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Details, Castello Borromeo
In crossing the river - they tell the chroniclers of the time - lost more than two hundred armed men. At that time the Adda formed in the vast swamps known as the Lake Gerundo. Four years later he returned to the Barbarossa Corneliano and camped here for a short period. The country Corneille had already made at that time a thousand years of life, being founded by the Romans, as also some archaeological evidence. was home to a "church" with the rectory. In the fourteenth century the churches of the country had become three. In 1385 Barnabò Visconti, Lord of Milan, Ospedale Maggiore gave a large estate and woodland in Corneliano. In the same year the Bishop of Lodi claimed its right to draw gold from the banks of the Adda by the confluence of the Po Corneliano Bertario By that time, is the oldest part of the Castle: the square tower on the corner of the square, with its massive walls almost two feet wide, made from material taken from the oldest buildings. In the '400 and '500 are added the other parts: the building that houses the saloon, the ravelin, with its small stone corbels, the wall rocks and the embankment, which protected the castle from the Adda. And finally the tiny prisons, with only three passes celle.La ownership of the Castle, in recent centuries, Ospedale Maggiore Bigli of the family, then to Gallarati Scotti and finally the Borromeo.