Castello Sforzesco
Castello Sforzesco
4.5
Historic Sites • Castles
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09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:30
Thursday
09:00 - 17:30
Friday
09:00 - 17:30
Saturday
09:00 - 17:30
Sunday
09:00 - 17:30
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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 • 4 min walk
  • Cadorna • 4 min walk
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SoniaGimenes
Maringa, PR116 contributions
Oct 2022
This Castello offers an atmosphere completely different from other Castle we have been !
It is very big with useful information and many historical facts ! We loved it.
Written 30 January 2023
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kempdj
Peterborough, UK349 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
I was lost for over three hours in this place. Only €5 entry and there were over 40 rooms with a huge variety of exhibits in stunning surroundings. The musical instrument rooms alone put the V&A to shame. Outside the buildings and surroundings are spectacular and a walk through the park to the Peace Arch built for Napoleon is another must do experience. You could never tire of this place and it will be on my to do list when I come again.
Written 23 January 2023
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Inga Rahkonen
Helsinki, Finland203 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Another great attraction in Milan. We looked it in about 2 hours. A very comprehensive museum. Admission is free for under 18s.
Written 2 January 2023
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Martino B
Chelmsford, UK4,931 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Another must visit here in Milan the gardens are stunning and the castle is Magnifico .
When we went the Alpine soldiers were parading .
Written 30 December 2022
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J&S_Singapore
Singapore, Singapore4,258 contributions
Nov 2022
Was looking for "Sforza Castle " but found the reviews under this instead!
We visited the Castle as our last leg of Italy tour, before moving on to Switzerland. Morning about 9:30am but the coach has to do a detour as there was a Marathon Event, so we end up walking more than 20 mins cut-across the Sempione park before entering from the rear gate.
The Castello Sforzesco is a medieval fortification built in the 15th century by Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan whose stature can be found within the premise. Visible from afar by the iconic red-brick Castello Sforzesco has since shed its former roles of defensive fortress, ducal residence and military barracks…. It is now transformed to hosting several dedicated Municipal Museums, home to one Regrettably we did not have the time to visit them as have only 2 hours for the session, just have a tour round the area.
The castle grounds are large and fascinating, where there’s the external massive walls, moat, towers. The main gate leads to a large courtyard within the massive wall where there we can see several features, includes the Tower of Bona of Savoy and the Rocchetta, a sort of internal defensive ridotto with a gate of its own.
Reaching the other end of the castle the semi-circular Piazza Castello was constructed around the city side and surrounded by a radial street layout . It is more crowded here and people congregated near the fountain. We were blessed with good fine weather on a Sunday morning, and left after2-hours .
Written 25 December 2022
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Sebas M
Buenos Aires, Argentina94 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
Very interesting fortification located not to far from the city centre. Definitely worth a visit, even if you just stroll around it or the courtyard. You can get a very nice view from the nearby park of the Arco della Pace - it goes both ways, from the Arco you can get a nice view of the Castello - particularly the tower. It can be a bit crowded, but given it size, you shouldn't have a problem
Written 26 November 2022
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Jonas A
Stockholm, Sweden929 contributions
Nov 2022
This compound covers a large area including a dry moat. Whether or not you choose to enter some of the exhibition or museum areas it is an impressive structure. The nearby Sempione park makes for a nice stroll.
Written 19 November 2022
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agisilaos
Thessaloniki, Greece28 contributions
Nov 2022
The castello sforzesco is so impressive, with so many things to see and do, it also has this nice yard and it is one of the little places that youn actually see how the medieval fortification doors works
Written 17 November 2022
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EllisShuman
Jerusalem, Israel64 contributions
Nov 2022
We weren't too impressed by the castle overall. The Leonardo da Vinci room was closed for renovations and the museum exhibits didn't really interest us.

Still, seeing the stunning Rondanini Pietà sculpture by Michelangelo made the visit worthwhile!
Written 15 November 2022
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Holly C
11 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
I was pleasantly surprised by a magnificent view of the castle at first when I arrived but after that I wasn’t sure what to make out of it. I mean it wasn’t clear on signs what kind of things they offer inside the buildings. After I figured they had several museums I bought a ticket to get in and after that I found out some of the museums or exhibitions were closed.

Also I was wondering if the brackets scam business has been around for a long time bothering visitors why the castle management doesn’t do anything about it…
Written 8 November 2022
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