Sforza Castle

It is one of the most important and visited monuments of Milan. Sforza Castle was built by Francesco Sforza between 1450 and 1466 on the ruins of an old Visconti fortress.

Moro the castle, originally a fortress, knew its golden age. Its rooms were decorated by illustrious artists, like Leonardo da Vinci and Bramante. Under Napoleon, it risked to be destroyed. During the Second World War it was damaged but later restored. A visit to the castle includes Piazza delle Armi, (Parade Ground) Filarete’s Tower, Duke’s Court, Sempione Park. It hosts many paintings by Filippo Lippi, Antonello da Messina, Mantegna, Canaletto, Tiepolo, Coreggio; an Egyptian museum, and a museum of furniture, music instruments and ancient art. The castle is open every day, from 07:00 to 18:00 (19:00 in summer).

You can get it by the main public transportation means and underground (line MM1, Cadorna and Cairoli stops, MM2 line, Cadorna and Lanza stops).

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