4 star rating: Recommended 210 Reviews

Add your review

  • Address: Piazza Castello, Milan 20121, Italy
  • 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

Milan ATTRACTIONS See all

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.

Tours & Tickets

See all

Castello Sforzesco, Milan Duomo and Bone Chapel Walking Tour, Milan, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Castello Sforzesco, Milan Duomo and Bone Chapel Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 42 Reviews

Discover Milan’s many layers during this 3-hour, small-group walking tour, with access to Milan Duomo rooftop and San Bernardino alle Ossa's little-known ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.44
Discovering Sforza Castel Family Friendly Tour, Milan, Cultural Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Discovering Sforza Castel Family Friendly Tour

Discover with your family the magnificent Sforza Castle. Adult and children will explore the architecture of the castle and its history through fun didactic ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $51.44
Private Tour: Sforza Castel Family Friendly Visit, Milan, Cultural Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Tour: Sforza Castel Family Friendly Visit

Discover with your family the magnificent Sforza Castle. Adult and children will explore the architecture of the castle and its history through fun didactic ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $85.73
'The Last Supper' and Sforza Castle Tour, Milan, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 4

'The Last Supper' and Sforza Castle Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 86 Reviews

Experience Milan like a local and discover the Last Supper of Leonardo da Vinci and the Sforza Castle, the Duke’s residence.

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 78 minutes (approx.)

From USD $50.30
Milan City Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Milan, Cultural Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Milan City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 8031 Reviews

Discover the best that Milan has to offer with a 1 day or 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour. See all the main sights from aboard an open-top double-decker bus. ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: Ticket valid for 1 calendar day or 48 hours from the time of first use, depending on option selected

From USD $25.15
Classic Milan Photo Tour, Milan, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Classic Milan Photo Tour

A walking photographic tour guided by a professional local photographer: shoot with Milan Photo Tour the most famous and classic beauties of our beautiful ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $205.76
3-Hours Walking Tour of Milan with Tickets for Duomo Cathedral and Rooftops, Milan, Photography ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

3-Hours Walking Tour of Milan with Tickets for Duomo Cathedral and Rooftops

Visit the Cathedral of Milan and its rooftops and enjoy a tour of Milan’s highlights, experiencing the best of the city with a licensed English-speaking ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $51.44
3-Hour Private Guided City Tour of Milan, Milan, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

3-Hour Private Guided City Tour of Milan

Milan is worldwide known for business and fashion, but actually it’s very rich in history, art and culture; unfortunately this side of the city is hidden ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $183.46
Milan Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Vintage Tram with MilanoCard, Milan, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Milan Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Vintage Tram with MilanoCard

1.5 star rating: I do not recommend this 430 Reviews

See the sites of Milan in style aboard an eye-catching vintage tram and enjoy discounted entry to top city attractions and 24-hour free access to the public ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $17.15
Milan Evening Walking Tour of Brera, Milan, Sightseeing & City Passes
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Milan Evening Walking Tour of Brera

Get an introduction to Milan’s culture and nightlife on an evening walking tour with a local guide. Explore the fashionable Brera district, the Porta Garibaldi ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $30.86

See all

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message