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Castello Sforzesco, Milan

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Well-preserved and packed with history and art, Castello Sforzesco was built in the 15th century on the remains of an ancient fortification. Later renovated and enlarged, the castle became one of the largest fortresses in Europe. Once the private home of the Sforza-Visconti ruling family of Milan, this became the Austrian governor's official residence when Lombardy was taken into the powerful Habsburg empire. Largely reconstructed in the late 19th century by architect Luca Beltrami, it now houses museums of applied arts, antique furniture and wooden sculpture, musical instruments, and Egyptian art. The castle also includes hundreds of works of Italian art, including masterpieces by Canaletto, Tiepolo, Titian, Correggio, and Tintoretto, among others. Admission to the castle is free; you can book tickets for the castle museums by phone or buy them on site. PutCastello Sforzesco into our Milan travel route site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • A great place to chill as well being packed with museums of all kinds. We fluked a concert rehearsal for the evening show inside the grounds and sat listening to the full orchestra and soloist for 40....  more »
  • Amazing architecture, the castle is great for visiting with children, even if you are not visiting the museums. You can also buy drinks and snacks while visiting and you can enjoy a picnic on the...  more »

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