Sforza Castle

Local nameCastello Sforzesco
LocationMilan, Italy

The 15th century Renaissance castle, surrounded by the massive walls and located in the center of Milan, was built by the Duke of Milan (Francesco Sforza) as his residence.

Today, it houses many interesting museums (e.g. The Museum of Ancient Art, the Egyptian Museum, the Applied Arts Collection, the Museum of Musical Instruments or the Pinacoteca) and even owns several pieces by Da Vinci or Michelangelo.

There is also a large English style park, popular among both the locals and the tourists. It is a great place for jogging, walking or simply resting surrounded by the greenery after a long day of sightseeing.

You can get to the Castle easily by foot from the city center and relax in the park (where you can find some shade on sunny days) or educate yourself in the museums.

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Opening hours

Castle: daily 7 am - 7:30 pm

Castle Museums:
Tue - Sun: 9 am - 5:30 pm
(Last admission at 5 pm.)

Closed on Dec 25, Jan 1, May 1, Easter Monday.

Guided tours available, please, check the official website for further information.


Castle: free

Castle Museums:
Adults: €5
Reduced: €3

Free admission every first and third Tuesday of the month from 14; every first Sunday of the month

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sforza_Castle

Official Website https://www.milanocastello.it/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CastelloSforzescoMilano

Email ilaria.depalma@comune.milano.it

Phone +39 02 8846 3700

Address Piazza Castello, 1 20121 Milano, Italy

Coordinates 45°28'13.334" N 9°10'45.805" E

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