The construction of the Jerago Castle dates back to the early thirteenth century and the events that were consumed within its walls are mostly related to the family of Visconti of Jerago. Like most of the medieval manor the Jerago Castle was built for defense and it was part of the defensive north line of the Duchy of Milan.
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 family of Visconti of Jerago fulfill important roles in the civil administration of the Duchy. Antonia married the captain Carmagnola, whose story inspired the tragedy of Alessandro Manzoni. Elizabetta married Cicco Simonetta, famous ducal secretary of the Sforza family at that time.
The Castle was the scene of clashes at the time of the struggles in the Gallarate area between Spain and France. [show more...]