Sforzesco Castle - details and images

After the Duomo, Castello Sforzesco in Milan is the main tourist attraction because of the 12 mini-museums and other objects dating from the Paleolithic until the 1950s. The castle was the residence of the noble Visconti family in 1368 and later restored to original splendor by the family of aristocratic restoration in Sforza 1450s. The entire yard has gathered here a few decades later when Ludovico "il Moro 'was regarded as one of the most refined people in Europe. Castle began to deteriorate in 1499 and Ludovico ended up being closed in 1500.

While the city of Milan is struggling under French occupation from the early 19th century star-shaped bastions of the castle were destroyed. In late 1800 they were talking just about the complete demolition of the entire castle but fortunately for the city, architect Luca Beltrami fought to keep it standing. He came here with a proposal to host the various collections of art of Milan. Between 1893 and 1904, Beltrami has overseen the restoration of the castle and its efforts were those who saved the building from perdition.

Tourists enter through the piazza d'Armi Castello Sforzesco, gates Rocchetta brings them - the oldest part of the castle and tent (castle courtyard), where thick lines are displayed in all kinds of sculptures. Della Corte Palazzo Ducale is located on the right in the Renaissance style. There is also the entrance to many museums and the castle - Civic Muse.

During the Second World War, the castle suffered severe damage after the bombing, and had to be restored again to be brought in the state today. Castello Sforzesco Furniture Museum today hosts the Museum of Ancient Art Museum, free tools Classical Art Collection Applied Sections of the Museum of Egyptian Archaeology and Prehistoric and Achille Bertarelli Printed Collection.

The most important museum of the castle is but Pinacoteca del Castello Sforzesco, which exposes the Codex Trivulzianus manuscript of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo's Pieta Rondanini Trivulzio Madonna by Andrea Mantegna.

Address: Piazza Castello 3
Hours: open daily
7.00 am - 6.00 pm (winter) | 7.00 am - 7.00 pm (summer)

Metro: MM1 Cadorna, Cairoli - MM2 Cadorna, Lanza
Buses: 43, 50, 57, 58, 61, 70, 94
Trams: 1, 3, 4, 12, 14, 20, 27

Prices: Entry is free except the castle museum.
Museums throughout the season ticket: € 3.00
Museums throughout the season ticket: € 15.00

Schedule museums:
Tuesday - Sunday
9 am - 5.30 pm (last entry 5pm) - closed Monday and holidays (December 25, January 1, May 1, the first day of pasta.

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