• Art & Culture

Sforza Castle

Social life in Milan has always revolved around the Sforza Castle, a symbol of the city’s renowned industriousness and its love of beauty

Timbre Museo Here you can stamp
your passport
Where
Piazza Castello, Milano
Contacts
+39 02 88463700
Official site
Infopoint
InfoMilano Galleria
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, 11
+39 02 88455555

The Filarete Tower is the natural link between the important Milanese landmarks – Piazza del Duomo and the Arco della Pace – which represent two of the city’s most important historical periods: social life in Milan has always revolved around the Sforza Castle, a symbol of both the city’s renowned industriousness and its love of beauty.

Preceded by a vast pedestrian area and heralded by a magnificent fountain whose waters freeze during the coldest winters, everything about the imposing castle was meant to convey the power and wealth of the Dukes of Milan.

As well as its towers, battlements, vast halls and courtyards, the castle is also home to 18 different museums, among them the Museum of the Pietà Rondanini Michelangelo, the Sala delle Asse Leonardo da Vinci and the Egyptian Museum, giving visitors a range of attractions within an attraction.

Behind the castle lies Parco Sempione, the biggest park in the heart of the city, which leads directly to the Arco della Pace and the Arena Civica, two magnificent relics of the Napoleonic era.

Open: all year
Opening times: variable
Admission: castle, free; Museums, charge


Opening hours

Castle
Winter: Monday - Sunday: 7.00am - 7.30pm
Summer: Monday - Sunday: 7.00am - 7.00pm

Castle Museums
Tuesday - Sunday: 9.00am - 5.30pm
Public holidays: December 25th, January 1st and Easter Monday

Take me here: Sforza Castle

Places

Needle, Thread and Knot

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Needle, Thread and Knot in Piazzale Cadorna
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Sempione Park

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Sempione Park
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Church of San Maurizio

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  • Religious Tourism
Church of San Maurizio
440 mt

Triennale

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Triennale
450 mt

Piccolo Teatro

"An Arts Theatre for Everyone" since 1947.
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Piccolo Teatro
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Vigna di Leonardo

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Vigna di Leonardo, museums in Milan
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Roman Theatre of Milan

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Roman Theatre of Milan
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The Last Supper

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Santa Maria delle Grazie

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Santa Maria delle Grazie, inspiring churches in Lombardy
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Basilica di San Simpliciano

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Basilica di San Simpliciano, Churches of Milan
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Sant'Ambrogio Basilica

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Arco della Pace

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Arco della Pace, the Arch of Peace
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Brera Picture Gallery

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Brera Picture Gallery
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Brera Botanical Gardens

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Museo Mangini Bonomi

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Teatro alla Scala
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La Scala Theatre Museum

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La Scala Theatre Museum
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Vittorio Emanuele Gallery

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Conca dell'Incoronata

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Virtual Museum of Leonardo’s Milan

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Extraordinary opening of Sala delle Asse

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The Last Supper after Leonardo

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Leonardo da Vinci Parade

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Leonardo and his School in the Ambrosiana’s collections

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Romanticism

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