The 14th century Castello Visconteo was always designed to be a comfortable home, rather than a defensive outpost, and that still shows today.
The castle is located in Pavia, northern Italy and was originally surrounded by a huge hunting ground. Since it was purchased by the local municipality, it's been the home of several different art collections, including departments devoted to Renaissance and Romanesque art.
The castle is also home to an archaeological museum that focuses on Greek and Roman sculpture and other valuable objects. It's all surrounded by gardens and the remains of a moat where a drawbridge once stood.