Suardi (dynasty)

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The Suardi were a Ghibelline-allied family in medieval Bergamo. Their Guelph opponents were the Colleoni.

Guiscardo Suardi was a 13th-century bishop. In the 14th-century, the family was allied with the Visconti of Milan; Giovanni Suardi even married one of the daughters of Lord Bernabò.

Suardi Castle still stands in Bianzano on a hilltop above the Cavallina and Seriana valleys. Suardi Tower is located in Trescore Balneario. The Suardi Chapel at Trescore Balneario is decorated with 16th-century frescoes by Lorenzo Lotto.

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