"Castello Sforzesco." Castello Sforzesco Tip by JessieLang

Castello Sforzesco, Milan: 102 reviews and 241 photos

Construction started in the 14th Century, but it was reconstructed and expanded over the centuries. It used to have a moat and a star-shaped wall but little remains of it. Leonardo da Vinci worked for the Sforza family as an engineer, and he had some input into the design of the castle. He is said to have lived in the tower at the front.

The castle currently houses 6 museums. The best known is the Pinacoteca del Castello Sforzesco, with an art collection which includes Michelangelo's last sculpture, the Rondanini Pietà, The Castello complex also includes The Museum of Ancient Art, The Furniture Museum, The Museum of Musical Instruments and the Applied Arts Collection, The Egyptian and Prehistoric sections of the Archaeological Museum and the Achille Bertarelli Print Collection.

Hours: 7 a.m. ? 6 p.m. (7-7 in the summer)
Admission to the grounds is free; Museum admission is 3 Euro (7 Euro for a 3-day pass)
The Museums are closed Monday. (I?m not sure about the castle grounds.)

Address: Piazza Castello
Directions: Cairoli Metro Exit
Phone: 02 8846 3700
Website: http://www.milanocastello.it

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 23, 2011
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