• 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
InfoPoint - Ufficio Turismo del Comune di Milano
Piazza Duomo, 14, Milano
+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.

 


Opening hours

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

Take me here: Sforza Castle

Places

Needle, Thread and Knot

  • Art & Culture
Needle, Thread and Knot in Piazzale Cadorna
116 mt

Sempione Park

  • Active & Green
Sempione Park
352 mt

Church of San Maurizio

In the heart of Milan, is defined the Sistine Chapel of Lombardy. Completely frescoed leaves you breathless
  • Religious Tourism
Church of San Maurizio
440 mt

Triennale

  • Art & Culture
Triennale
450 mt

Piccolo Teatro

"An Arts Theatre for Everyone" since 1947.
  • Art & Culture
Piccolo Teatro
533 mt

Leonardo’s Vineyard

Leonardo's Vineyard is located in Milan, in front of the Santa Maria delle Grazie church; it was given to Leonardo by Ludovico il Moro
  • Art & Culture
Vigna di Leonardo, Musei Milano
571 mt

Roman Theatre of Milan

Discover the Roman Theatre of Milan
  • Art & Culture
Roman Theatre of Milan
622 mt

The Last Supper

The Last Supper is the masterpiece of Leonardo da Vinci. A Unesco Heritage site along the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan
  • Unesco Sites
The Last Supper
649 mt

Santa Maria delle Grazie

An impressive piece of architecture in the heart of Milan, inextricably linked to the fresco by Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper
  • Religious Tourism
Santa Maria delle Grazie, inspiring churches in Lombardy
671 mt

Basilica di San Simpliciano

  • Religious Tourism
Basilica di San Simpliciano, Churches of Milan
692 mt

Sant'Ambrogio Basilica

One of the symbols of the city of Milan, is dedicated to its patron saint, whose feast is celebrated every year on December 7th
  • Religious Tourism
Sant'Ambrogio Basilica, a monumental landmark
806 mt

Arco della Pace

Numerous architectural symbols of Milan. The imposing arch that stands out in the middle of Corso Sempione is one of these
  • Art & Culture
Arco della Pace, the Arch of Peace
807 mt

Brera Picture Gallery

  • Art & Culture
Brera Picture Gallery
844 mt

Brera Botanical Gardens

A romantic green oasis in the center of Milan. The flower beds are home to some of the richest collections of species in our flora
  • Active & Green
Brera Botanical Gardens
891 mt

Ambrosian Picture Gallery

It houses the largest collection of Leonardo's sheets, the Codex Atlanticus, exhibited thanks to temporary thematic exhibitions
  • Art & Culture
Ambrosian Picture Gallery
915 mt

Museo Mangini Bonomi

Housed in an elegant Milanese building, the museum exhibits an extensive collection organized in 40 sections
  • Art & Culture
Museo Mangini Bonomi, Musei Milano
917 mt

Teatro alla Scala

One of the most famous international opera temples, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan enchants the world with opera, concerts and ballets.
  • Art & Culture
Teatro alla Scala
943 mt

La Scala Theatre Museum

  • Art & Culture
La Scala Theatre Museum
970 mt

Vittorio Emanuele Gallery

  • Lifestyle
Vittorio Emanuele Gallery, inspiring monuments
1.05 km

Conca dell'Incoronata

It's located at the end of Via San Marco within the city’s Spanish walls after the “Tombun de San Marc”.
  • Art & Culture
Conca dell'Incoronata
1.13 km

Activities

Private Tour of Sforza Castle, Triennale and Branca Tower

  • Art & Culture
Private Tour of Sforza Castle, Triennale and Branca Tower
26 mt

Private tour of Brera art gallery and Sforza castle

  • Art & Culture
Private tour of Brera art gallery and Sforza castle
211 mt

Leonardo da Vinci in Milan

  • Art & Culture
Leonardo da Vinci in Milan
325 mt

The heart of Milan

  • Art & Culture
The heart of Milan
352 mt

Milan hop-on hop-off bus tour: 24, 48, 72-hour tickets

  • Art & Culture
Milan hop-on hop-off bus tour: 24, 48, 72-hour tickets
417 mt

Gran tour of Milan with Last Supper, Duomo and La Scala guided visit

  • Art & Culture
Gran tour of Milan with Last Supper, Duomo and La Scala guided visit
428 mt

The Milan Pass

  • Lifestyle
The Milan Pass
429 mt

Lake Como and Bellagio day trip

  • Art & Culture
Lake Como and Bellagio day trip
431 mt

Milan half-day city tour

  • Art & Culture
Milan half-day city tour
431 mt

Brera and Moscova walking tour with a local

  • Art & Culture
Brera and Moscova walking tour with a local
485 mt

Torre Branca tickets

  • Art & Culture
Torre Branca tickets
543 mt

Exclusive skip-the-line guided visit of Leonardo da Vinci's vineyard

  • Leonardo 500
Exclusive skip-the-line guided visit of Leonardo da Vinci's vineyard
646 mt

Tickets and audio guide for Leonardo's Vineyard and Atellani House

  • Art & Culture
Tickets and audio guide for Leonardo's Vineyard and Atellani House
669 mt

Personal Shopper Experience in Milan

  • Lifestyle
Personal Shopper Experience in Milan
753 mt

Private Tour of Teatro alla Scala and Church of San Fedele

  • Art & Culture
Private Tour of Teatro alla Scala and Church of San Fedele
786 mt

Private last minute guided tour of Milan with skip-the-line entrance to La Scala

  • Art & Culture
Private last minute guided tour of Milan with skip-the-line entrance to La Scala
787 mt

Historical and modern Milan bike tour

  • Cycle Tourism
Historical and modern Milan bike tour
840 mt

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana entrance tickets

  • Art & Culture
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana entrance tickets
903 mt

Guided tour of Milan's Fascist architecture

  • Art & Culture
Guided tour of Milan's Fascist architecture
921 mt

La Scala Theatre guided tour

  • Art & Culture
La Scala Theatre guided tour
950 mt

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