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Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco)
Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco)

Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco)

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Piazza Castello, Milan, 20121

The Basics

The castle is among the most important cultural sights in Milan, together with the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie—where Leonardo Da Vinci’sLast Supper is located—and the Cathedral. Lines can be long to enter its museums, so book a skip-the-line tour of this vast complex to avoid a delay at the entrance or join a walking tour of the city that includes stops at some of its most famous monuments and a visit to the castle. Certain parts of the castle, including the crenellated ramparts and the covered "Ghirlanda" passage, are only accessible by private tour.

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Private Best of Milan Guided Tour with Duomo, La Scala Theatre and Sforza Castle
Private Best of Milan Guided Tour with Duomo, La Scala Theatre and Sforza Castle
$225.52 per adult
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Valeria was our guide on this tour...
Valeria was our guide on this tour and was absolutely AMAZING! She is so knowledgeable, friendly and professional. She highlighted our areas of interest on this tour to assure we received the maximum benefits based on our specific interests. I highly recommend this tour and if Valeria is your guide, consider yourself extremely blessed!
Kathleen B, Feb 2018

Recent reviews from experiences in Milan

Worth the tour
Denise_J, Dec 2020
Sforza Castle and Museum Guided Tour
Interesting and very informative. Learned so much about the history and significance of the castle and residents of the castle.
An absolute MUST DO if you're in Milan...even for one day!
X8791ZHannag, Oct 2019
Duomo and Sforza Castle guided experience
An absolute MUST DO if you’re in Milan! This was a true one of a kind experience! Our guide was very informative, polite and professional. She gave us incredibly detailed information about the Cathedral, the history, and the nature of the city as well as the different objects we were seeing. The Cathedral is incredible, and definitely takes your breath away quite a few times. The ability to be on top of it, and walk amongst all those tiny and not so tiny pillars, basically touch it’s beauty, and see the entire city of Milan and the Alps from atop, is one of a kind! The inside of the Cathedral, also, leaves your breathless with it’s beauty, endless bounty of history, and the overwhelming size of the actual building. This is a complete and absolute MUST DO if you’re in Milan even for a day! The Sforza Castle is quite cool too. We have seen and visited many castles in the world before, and this one definitely is on top of the list thus far! Such a big object! You don’t get to see the entire castle with the tour guide, but she did provide valuable information of what is worth seeing if you have some extra time. Unfortunately, we did not have a spare minute in our intense itinerary, but also felt quite fulfilled with what we have seen and witnessed during this tour. I would strongly encourage everyone visiting Milan to do this tour. You get to see great highlights of Milan in detail, and learn soooo much from the tour guide!
What a Treat
Jocelyn P, Sep 2019
Private Best of Milan Guided Tour with Duomo, La Scala Theatre and Sforza Castle
This was a private tour by guide for four persons. We were delighted to discover that our private guide on a trip to Lake Como, Eddy, would be our guide around Milan. Once again, he did not disappoint. The tour of the Duomo included the rooftop tour. He was very thorough in his lectures about the construction and continued maintenance of the structure. We walked as a group over to La Scala and then to Sforza Castle. It was a lovely morning. It was also Fashion Week in Milan. This only added to the excitement. A very good itinerary with an excellent guide. If you only have one day in Milan, this is a great way to spend it.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • If traveling with kids, consider taking a family-friendly tour of the castle and its museums. Kids especially enjoy the Museum of Musical Instruments and surrounding gardens.

  • Il Castello Sforzesco is open every day of the week, but the museums inside are closed on Mondays.

  • The castle is accessible to visitors with limited mobility.

  • Large bags and backpacks must be checked in the cloakroom at the entrance.

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How to Get to There

Castello Sforzesco is in Piazza Castello on the edge of central Milano, which can be reached from Piazza del Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II by following Via Dante. The three nearest underground metro stops are Cairoli, Lanza, and Cadorna FN.

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When to Get There

The museums offer free admission every Tuesday afternoon and the first Sunday of each month, so they’re very busy during those times. Avoid the hassle of the crowds by visiting on weekdays or Saturday.

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Artistic Highlights in the Castello Sforzesco Museums

The Museum of Ancient Art holds a number of statues by Michelangelo, including the famousPieta Rondanini. Upstairs, the Pinacoteca is home to a collection of paintings by masters including Titian and Bellini, while the adjacent Museum of Applied Arts and Museum of Musical Instruments are also worth a visit. In addition, there are excellent Egyptian and Prehistoric collections in this large museum complex.

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