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  • 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

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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 Renaissance Treasures and The Last Supper, Milan, null
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Milan Renaissance Treasures and The Last Supper

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Discover and marvel at the most important sites of Renaissance in Milan. This 2-hour walking tour covers the must-see sites, including skip-the-line access ...  Read more

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

From USD $64.50
Private Tour: Sforza Castel Family Friendly Visit, Milan, Walking Tours
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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 (approx.)

From USD $83.85
Discovering Sforza Castel Family Friendly Tour, Milan, Private Sightseeing Tours
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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 (approx.)

From USD $73.10
Private Tour: the Museum of Musical Instruments Guided Tour with Visit to a Local Liuteria, Milan, ... 
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Private Tour: the Museum of Musical Instruments Guided Tour with Visit to a Local Liuteria

The Museum of Musical Instruments, hosted in the rooms of Castello Sforzesco in Milan, houses a rich collection of musical instruments from the 15th (b.c.) to ...  Read more

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

From USD $215.01
'The Last Supper' and Sforza Castle Tour, Milan, Private Sightseeing Tours
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'The Last Supper' and Sforza Castle Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

Experience Milan like a local and discover the Last Supper of Leonardo da Vinci and the Sforza Castle, the Duke’s residence. The itinerary starts with a visit ...  Read more

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

From USD $48.38
3-Hour Private Guided City Tour of Milan, Milan, Cultural Tours
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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 $240.73
4-Hours Milan Art and History Private Guide Tour, Milan, Private Sightseeing Tours
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4-Hours Milan Art and History Private Guide Tour

Discover the beauty of Milan with a private walking tour with your family or friends with a licensed Milan tourist guide majored in art history. 4-Hours of ...  Read more

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

From USD $204.26
Milan Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Vintage Tram with MilanoCard, Milan, Custom Private Tours
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Milan Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Vintage Tram with MilanoCard

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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 $16.13
Battlements and Guards' Chamber at the Sforzesco Castle, Milan, Sightseeing & City Passes
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Battlements and Guards' Chamber at the Sforzesco Castle

Enjoy the view of the center of Milan from a unique point of view: the top of the Sforza Castle! With this 1.5-hour battlements tour you can access parts of ...  Read more

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

From USD $21.50
Best of Milan by Night Walking Tour with Rooftop Aperitivo, Milan, Cultural Tours
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Best of Milan by Night Walking Tour with Rooftop Aperitivo

Discover the very best of Milan on this incredible sunset stroll covering its top monuments, as well as its amazing secrets and hidden corners. In just 2.5 ...  Read more

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

From USD $63.43

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