Sforza’s Castle

Sforza’s Castle

The mighty military fortress built in the fifteenth century by Francesco Sforza on the ruins of a previous castle, preserves numerous evidences of the history of Milan.

Just only walking througth its courtyards, you’ll learn many stories and events that have marked the history of the Milanese Duchy.

The troubled historical events, the various invasions have dispersed the original furniture of the castle, leaving room to a great number of museums that are now located in its rooms.

Among the various evidences and artistic treasures preserved in the Sforza’s Castle, the “Room of the Planks” painted by Leonardo da Vinci, who was at the service of Lodovico il Moro, and the incomplete and moving “Pietà Rondanini” by Michelangelo attract great attention.

2 hours and 30 min. if you want to visit also the inside of the castle.

About 1 hour just for the courtyards

The visit of the inside of the castle cannot be done on Mondays

To be agreed.

Suggested meeting place: at the main entrance at the fountain

10.00 euro per person for the entrance ticket to all the museums

There might be reductions for Seniors (over 65 years old), Junior (until 12 years old) and groups of at least 15 people

If it’s a large group, it’s advisable to rent a radioguide system.

In the rooms of the museums you can take photographs without flash.