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An art museum, the Pinacoteca del Castello Sforzesco houses a vast collection of Italian Renaissance and Lombard art. Some of the highlights include works by Mantegna, Bellini, and Antonello da Messina.
The museum boasts an extensive and amazing collection of sculptures from the medieval and the Italian Renaissance era, including works by Michelangelo and Donatello.
An ode to the musical heritage of Italy, particularly the Lombard region, you will find a collection of more than 700 musical instruments over here. This includes Stradivarius violins and harpsichords from the 16th century.
If you want to explore a bit of Egypt in Milan, then visiting the Egyptian Museum in the Sforza Museum Complex is a no-brainer. This museum, dedicated to ancient Egypt, houses over 1,500 artifacts, including sarcophagi, statues, and jewelry.
The museum showcases decorative arts and crafts from the 15th to the 20th century, including ceramics, glass, textiles, silverware, jewelry, ivories, pottery, and art glass.
Located on the first floor of the Sforza Castle museum complex, the museum is home to furniture and wooden sculptures from the 15th to the 19th century.
Another gem of a museum in the Sforza Castle museum, it houses a collection of over 6,000 prints, including works by Rembrandt, Goya, and Picasso. This must-visit museum is open to the public by appointment only.
One of the most famous museums in the complex, the Museum of the Rondanini Pietà houses Michelangelo’s last work the Rondanini Pietà, which depicts the body of Christ in the arms of the Virgin Mary.
A library that houses antique books, documents, and bindings from the 14th to 19th centuries. You will find some rare manuscripts and early printed books, here. In 1978, the Biblioteca undertook some major restoration works to preserve its collections.
Delve into the history of Milan, and learn about the city that is home to famous landmarks such as the Duomo, through artifacts ranging from prehistoric times to the Roman Empire.
The museum features one of Italy's most significant numismatic collections with over 30,000 items from ancient Greece to the present day.
The Sala delle Asse is a room that is famous for the mural paintings created by Leonardo da Vinci. The room was commissioned by Ludovico Sforza, in the late 15th century.
Considered one of the most important and extensive collections of drawings in Italy, with works spanning from the 14th to the 19th centuries.
A significant collection of Italian and European prints from the 16th to the 18th century. The collection was donated to the city of Milan in 1928 by Achille Bertarelli.
Covering an area of 95 acres, Parco Sempione is one of the largest green spaces in Milan. Located behind the castle, the park was designed in the late 1800s and features a mix of natural and formal elements.
Daily, 7 AM to 7:30 PM
Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM to 5:30 PM
Closed: Mondays, 25 December, 1 January, and 1 May
If you want to avoid the crowds and enjoy a more peaceful experience, it's best to visit early in the morning when the castle opens at 7 AM or later in the evening, closer to when it closes at 7:30 PM.
Address: Piazza Castello - 20121 Milano [Find on Maps]
By Subway: Take the red line and get off at the Cairoli or Cadorna FN stops. You can also take the green line and get off at either Lanza or Cadorna FN stops.
By Tram: Served by lines 1, 2, 4, 12, 14, and 27.
By Bus: Served by bus numbers 50, 57, 58, 61, and 94.
The Sforza Castle has multiple entrances:
Sforza Castle tickets can be easily purchased online.
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Sforza Castle is a historic fortress and museum complex located in Milan, Italy. It was built in the 15th century and now houses several museums and collections.
Sforza Castle is open from 7 AM to 7:30 PM, while the museums are open from 10 AM to 5:30 PM from Tuesday to Sunday.
Sforza Castle is closed on Mondays, 25 December, 1 January, and 1 May.
There is no dress code for visiting the Sforza Castle.
It’ll take you around 1 to 2 hours to explore Sforza Castle.
Yes, there are self-guided tours of the Sforza Castle available online.
Some popular museums inside Sforza Castle include the Museum of Ancient Art, the Museum of Musical Instruments, and the Museum of the Rondanini Pietà.
Photography is allowed inside the castle and museums, but using a flash or tripod may be prohibited in some areas.
Yes, you can carry snacks and water while visiting the Sforza Castle.