[Manors / Halls]Castello di Jerago

Region/Country: Italy
City: Jerago con Orago
Postcode: 21040
Address: Via Castello 9
Phone number: +39 331 7046305
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Website: www.jerago.com
Max guests: 150
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Castello di Jerago

The construction of the Jerago Castle dates back to the early XIII century and the events that took place within its walls are mostly related to the Visconti of Jerago family. Like most of the medieval manors, it was built for defence reasons and constituted  part of the defensive line north of the Milan Duchy. The feud was assigned in 1248 by Ottone Visconti, archbishop of Milan, to his brother Gaspare and his nephew Pietro.

In 1402 the Castle was attacked by enemies of the Visconti.

Several members of the Visconti di Jerago family held important roles in the civil administration of the Duchy. Antonia married captain Carmagnola, whose adventures inspired the tragedy written by Alessandro Manzoni. Elisabetta married Cicco Simonetta, famous ducal secretary at the time of the Sforza family. The Castle was also the scene of battles at the time of the struggles in the Gallarate area between Spain and France. The Visconti of Jerago family extinguished with the death of Antonio in 1751.

At the end of the XVIII century, the fortress was transformed into a residence: the south side windows were opened and two garden terraces were built as you can admire them today. Before reaching the Castle, on the left hand side, you can see a little Romanesque church: San Giacomo Church. Inside, there are several traces of frescoes dating different periods. Inside two wall niches you can admire a dry painted fresco, probably dating back to the IX century. The church is consecrated to San Giacomo (Saint James) because it was one of the stages of the pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostella. The walls are indeed decorated with frescoes representing Saint James’s life.

The Castello di Jerago is the right place thanks to the presence of the "Great Hall", a fully equipped room for up to 80/100 persons, that lends itself to different levels of equipment as needed. The other four rooms on the ground floor of the dwelling, are communicating with each other and can accommodate up to a maximum of 140/150 people. All the rooms have the elegance and charm of the medieval residence, available for organizing any kind of private or corporate event with the use of its indoor and outdoor areas and a large kitchen.  
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