Fontana di Piazza Castello

Fontana di Piazza Castello, Milan: Address, Fontana di Piazza Castello Reviews: 4/5

Fontana di Piazza Castello
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The area
Neighbourhood: Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
How to get there
  • Lanza • 3 min walk
  • Cairoli • 6 min walk
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AMohsen
Port Said, Egypt400 contributions
Nice spot for pictures and rest
Feb 2020
This is a nice fountain at the entrance of the castle (Castello) where it is very convenient spot for pictures and rest after long walk.
Written 3 December 2020
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy25,292 contributions
Wedding cake
Apr 2020 • Solo
Beautiful fountain just in front the Castle, the first construction was made for the visit of Mussolini in 1936 , and immediately called wedding cake for its shape.
It was dismantled for metropolitan construction and forgotten for several years in warehouses until 1999 when it was finally repositioned in its place
Written 5 April 2020
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Cymro
Coimbra, Portugal3,227 contributions
Nice Fountain Outside The Castle
Nov 2019
The fountain is located on the approach to the main entrance of Milan Castle, Castello Sforzesco. To be honest, I barely noticed it in passing as my eyes were set on the castle behind. It is however an attractive fountain and a photo opportunity.
Written 29 January 2020
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,213 contributions
Beautiful
Sep 2019 • Family
Beautiful fountain in front of the Castle and a great photo oportunity.
Beware of many street sellers.
Written 14 December 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK149,535 contributions
Large round fountain
Oct 2019
The Fontana di Piazza Castello is a fountain in front of the south east entrance to Castello Sforzesco. The fountain has a large circular basin with a round, flat shape topped sculpture in the centre, shooting a fan-shaped jet that makes it look like a wedding cake.

A very popular fountain for photos for tourists and locals alike.
Written 2 November 2019
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A_Amri
Manama, Bahrain118 contributions
A quick break
Oct 2019 • Family
Just nice for a quick break. Sit by the garden and people watch for a few minutes. The fountain itself is nothing out of the ordinary.
Written 28 October 2019
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differentname
Woodbridge, CT2,597 contributions
It's just boring......
Sep 2019
I have never rated a fountain as terrible. You could walk by this fountain and never even notice it. There is nothing here to draw your attention, because your focus will be on the rebuilt castle behind.

People stand here and take pictures, but if you watch them, you will be surprised that they never really look at the fountain.
Written 27 October 2019
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,382 contributions
Great common footbath.
Jun 2019
The fountain, if not outstanding, but beautiful. Of course, it is a matter of taste; some do, others do not like it. Milanese people call "tort de' spus”,- wedding cake, because of its shape. It is interesting to look at the dark walls of the castle through the spray and jets of water rising upwards. The fountain makes the otherwise gloomy look much more friendly. The fact that I am a fool of the waters influences my opinion presumably. As I walked around the fountain, looking for the best setting for a photo, I noticed different scenes. It was a sweltering day, and many tourists soaked their feet in the water. Unfortunately, sometimes I had the bad luck to see those feats before the owners immersed them into the fountain. With some malacia, I registered that some people wash their hands in the same water as others soak their dirty, sweaty hooves. The culmination was when they also washed their apples in the same place. Watching it was a bit disgusting entertainment.
Written 31 August 2019
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AP-UK
Nottingham, UK427 contributions
Remarkable building and park
Aug 2019 • Friends
Sforza Castle was recommended to us by a resident of Milan on the bus into the city from the airport. We had one evening in Milan and asked him what was worth visiting.

This is an amazing and extensive castle housing multiple museums and exhibitions so you could really spend all day here. In front of the entrance is a large civic fountain which sets the atmosphere for a building designed to be noticed. Walk through the entrance arch, past the interior open spaces, museum and exhibition entrances and out to the park behind.

On the evening of our visit there was live music in the park and dancing in the marquee just next to the castle. In August they also have a wide range of musical performances in the castle courtyards.

If you ignore the street sellers constantly asking you to buy a selfie stick or cheap phone charger, this is a ‘must’ during any visit to Milan.

Written 19 August 2019
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Erfan karimi
Iran305 contributions
Our visit 2019
Jul 2019 • Couples
My wife and I visited that place in July 2019. It was a romantic place. It was very suitable for taking the photo. I recommend that place for all passengers to take photo.
Written 12 July 2019
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