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Castello Sforzesco

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Centro Storico
As featured in 3 Days in Milan and 4 other guides
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Address: Piazza Castello 3, 20121 Milan, Italy
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09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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Lovely park for a Sunday afternoon stroll

Parco Sempione, situated behind the Castello Sforzesco, is huge, with a lake, ornate bridges, grass lawns, winding paths, all leading towards the Arco della Pace, a large arch.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Anne D
Wimborne, United Kingdom
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Wimborne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Parco Sempione, situated behind the Castello Sforzesco, is huge, with a lake, ornate bridges, grass lawns, winding paths, all leading towards the Arco della Pace, a large arch.

Thank Anne D
Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Its worth coming here to see the scenic views, and also perhaps visit the museum. There is also a nice fountain outside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this amazing castle at night and it was full of lights which created a very nice atmosphere. There is a big fountain in front of the castle. It is free for visitors but the museum part is charged. By the way all the historical places in Milan are very clean and looks like they were built a couple... More 

Thank İrem S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Continuing the journey from the duomo here , i found it not as much grandiose or bold as the Duomo, but rather more refined lets say. Much more calm as well as a more positive feel in the air :)

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Gem tucked away from the center. The castle forms a nice, quiet, and expansive enclosure. Wandering around the stunning grounds is a great way to spend an afternoon!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Truly a big castle, good photo spot and very interesting for people who are into medieval and military history. Nice coffee spot at the centre. Sadly didn't have time to visit the museums, which have a quite broad range of exhibits.

Thank Henry A
Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic site for walking around - ideal for families with young children ( there is plenty of space for them to run around ) the castle is great and the inside patios are fantastic for photo shoots - the castle is surrounded with green and a park - easy accessible with the metro - there is a little coffee shop... More 

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Defiance, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sforza Castle is enormous (and beautiful). For me, the most important thing to see is Michelangelo's last Pieta, the Rondanini Pieta, a contrast to his first, which is in St. Peter's basilica, in Rome, which is highly polished, while the Rondanini is rough, and seems unfinished, but that does not detract from its appeal. Touring the castle is interesting, but... More 

Thank Larry C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were visiting Milan for 2 days only, but still it was very nice to have a chance to walk by the castle and the surrounding park. Younger and older loved it! And there was time for plenty of photos...

Thank Albertino A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The castle is stunning and houses four separate museums. We chose the "all museums" ticket and thoroughly enjoyed every museum - the Archeological Museum, the Musical Instrument Museum, the Egyptian Museum and the da Vinci Museum.

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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.
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