The Castello Sforzesco in Milan are linked to a feeling of love and hate because of the turbulent ups and downs that made him so famous. For centuries the Castle Sfrozescowas the protagonist of painful events and the Milanese became unbearable, the emblemof the repressive power practiced by the Lords of Milan or foreign conquerors. Finally, inthe twentieth century the castle changed the face and took on the appearance of acomforting place of culture, used to protect numerous Lombard art. The name refers to the commander of the castle and Italian duke of Milan, Francesco Sforza, who in 1450wanted to rebuild the entire structure. The origins of the castle, however, are even further away: it was built in the second half of the fourteenth century by order of Galeazzo IIVisconti, Duke of Milan. Currently, the Sforzesco Castle is rich in museums: the ground floor of the Ducal Court is the Museum of Ancient Art, the first floor collection of furnitureand art gallery, the first and second floors of the Rocchetta, there are collections of Artapplied and the Museum of Musical Instruments, in the basement of the Ducal Court, there are the Museum of Prehistory and the Egyptian Museum.
When: Mon – Sun 7:00 to 18:00 winter hours, 7:00 to 19:00 Summer schedule
The entrance to the castle is free
How: MM1 Cadorna stop Cairoli, and MM2 Cadorna, Lanza stops. Bus: 43, 50, 57, 58, 61, 70, 94. Tram: 1, 3, 4, 12, 14, 20, 27.
Castle Museums: Tue - Sun 9:00 to 17:30
Never: Monday, December 25, on 1 January and 1 May
How much: Adults € 3, reduced € 1, 50