The Castello Visconteo

By Agnes


Locarno 2007, Lara is looking for an old treasure, hidden under the old walls of the Castello Visconteo.

In the 13th century, when the Visconti family (Milan) spread its influence as far as Lake Maggiore, they commissioned an architect to build a castle in Locarno. When it was built, the castle walls were well fortified with guard towers and the residents enjoyed their own private harbour. The castle also served as a barracks for elite soldiers, bestowing upon them enviable prestige and power. The Visconti family lived in this castle until 1513 when they were succeeded by bailiffs of the confederation who imposed their laws for the next 300 years. During this time, the castle was destroyed and rebuilt several times, but despite this, it was always considered the centre of city life. In 1803, when Ticino entered the Swiss confederation and the bailiffs left, the ruins of the castle became the property of Canton Ticino.

Released:  02/04/2008
Published at TRE:  18/04/2008
Duration:   45 mn - 1 h
Difficulty:  Easy
Secrets:   5
File Size: 27.72 MB
Patched Exe?    Yes
Playable on MAC?    No

Screenshots by Amber Light

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