Castle of Jerago
Il Castle of Jerago is the perfect location for the organization of all kinds of private event or corporate with the use of its internal and external environments. Inside there are four communicating rooms and a fifth room with a total capacity of 180 invited approximately for placeé lunches and dinners. This splendid manor is still a private residence, so in its suggestive environments you can breathe, in addition to the great load of history, a familiar and peaceful atmosphere.
You will be spoiled for choice in deciding in which environments to adapt the happy hours of the wedding reception, corporate event or your special day. Jerago Castle is a favorable environment for work, communication, conviviality. All our spaces are designed and adapted to facilitate your meetings and your work sessions.
For the organization of outdoor events are available garden and court which can be set up for numerous business meetings, pleasant cocktails and convivial moments, in the shade of imposing centuries-old trees.
These environments are equipped with a suggestive night lighting that makes the atmosphere even more characteristic when the sun goes down.
The structure can accommodate up to a maximum of 220 people of 300 guests in the exteriors (court and gardens).
A large kitchen with independent access from the courtyard will be made available to catering and allows you to work comfortably on site.
The Castle of Jerago is one location which contributes to the fulfillment of the client's wishes.
All rooms can be set up according to customer needs, with seating or buffet standing, with different types of babysitting, banqueting and floral decorations. An area dedicated to the cloakroom, accreditation and / or reception service is available upon request.
At Castello di Jerago, excellent reception standards are guaranteed and the guarantee of an exclusive service of the highest level.
The history of the Castle of Jerago
The construction of the Castle of Jerago dates back to the early thirteenth century and the events that took place within its walls are mostly linked to the Visconti family of Jerago. Like most medieval manors, it was built for defense reasons and was part of the northern defensive line of the Milan duchy.
The fiefdom was assigned in the 1248 by Ottone Visconti, archbishop of Milan to his brother Gaspare and his nephew Pietro.
In the 1402 the Castle was attacked by the enemies of the Visconti.
Several members of the Visconti di Jerago family held positions of some importance in the civil administration of the duchy. Antonia married Carmagnola, captain of fortune, whose story inspired the Manzoni tragedy. Elisabetta married Cicco Simonetta, famous ducal secretary of the time of the Sforza.
The Castle was the scene of clashes even at the time of the struggles in the territory of Gallarate between Spaniards and French.
The Visconti di Jerago family died out with the death of Antonio in 1751. At the end of the eighteenth century the fortress was transformed into a residence. The windows on the south side were opened and the two garden terraces were built as you can admire them today.
Before arriving at the Castle on the left you can see a Romanesque church: the church of San Giacomo. The interior contains traces of frescoes dating back to different eras. Under two niches carved into the thickness of the wall you can admire a dry fresco painting probably dating back to the ninth century.
The church is dedicated to St. James because it was part of the steps of the pilgrims who went to Santiago de Compostela. The walls were decorated with frescoes from the life of St. James.