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  • Address: Piazza Castello
  • Hours: Open Daily 7am - 7pm in Summer (until 6pm in Winter). Museums open 9am - 5:30pm Tues - Sun, closed on holidays.
  • Admission: Free. Admission to museums: € 3

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Castello Sforzesco

The Castello Sforzesco (or Sforza Castle) is a huge, classically crenellated pile of red-brick masonry on the western edge of central Milan.

The castle was built by the earlier Visconti dynasty, but became home to the ruling Sforza family in 1450. Stark and domineering, the castle is propped up with massive round battlements, and a stepped tower overlooks the central courtyard and gardens. Leonardo da Vinci helped design the defensive walls.

Today the castle houses a handful of excellent museums and galleries. See sculptures by Michelangelo in the Museum of Ancient Art off the courtyard, and a rich collection of paintings by the likes of Titian and Bellini in the Pinacoteca ("art gallery") on the 1st floor.

Wooden sculptures and furnishings fill the Museum of Applied Arts, again on the 1st floor, next door to the Museum of Musical Instruments. You’ll also find Egyptian and prehistoric collections in this huge castle complex.

Practical Info

The Castello Sforzesco is at the northern end of Via Dante, which runs off the western end of central Piazza del Duomo. Handy underground metro stops include Lanza, Cairoli and Cadorna Triennale.

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Milan Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with da Vinci's 'The Last Supper'

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Discover Milan and see da Vinci’s masterpiece, 'The Last Supper,' on this 3.5-hour tour. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Santa Maria delle Grazie to ...  Read more

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Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Milan Super Saver: City Highlights Tour with da Vinci's 'The Last Supper' plus Lake Como Day Trip

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Skip the Line: Leonardo da Vinci Walking Tour of Milan Including 'The Last Supper' Ticket

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Milan Segway Tour

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Milan Bike Tour

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Private Tour: Milan Walking Tour

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