• 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

Events

Virtual Museum of Leonardo’s Milan

Museo di Arte Antica, Sala delle Armi
Castello Sforzesco, Milano
02/05/2019 - 12/01/2020
  • Leonardo 500
Milano Leonardo
173 mt

Extraordinary opening of Sala delle Asse

Museo di Arte Antica, Sala delle Asse
Castello Sforzesco, Milano
02/05/2019 - 12/01/2020
  • Leonardo 500
Sala della Asse
173 mt

Leonardo da Vinci Parade

Museo nazionale della scienza e della tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci
Via San Vittore, 21, Milano
19/07/2018 - 13/10/2019
  • Leonardo 500
Leonardo da Vinci Parade
909 mt

Leonardo and his School in the Ambrosiana’s collections

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Piazza Pio XI 2, Milano
01/12/2018 - 31/01/2020
  • Leonardo 500
Mappa della Città di Milano - Leonardo da Vinci
914 mt

Lario Express

Milano
05/05/2019 - 06/10/2019
  • Art & Culture
Lario Express
1.12 km

Leonardo’s ‘Last Supper’ for Francis I: a masterpiece of silk and silver

Palazzo Reale
Piazza del Duomo 12, Milano
07/10/2019 - 12/01/2020
  • Leonardo 500
La cena di Leonardo per Francesco I
1.29 km

La Lombardia di Leonardo dall'alto

Palazzo Lombardia
Piazza Città di Lombardia, 1, Milano
12/05/2019 - 22/12/2019
  • Leonardo 500
Logo Leonardo
2.4 km

SEBINO EXPRESS – TRENO BLU

Sedi varie
Stazione Centrale, Milano
14/04/2019 - 29/09/2019
  • Lifestyle
SEBINO EXPRESS – TRENO BLU
2.74 km

Leonardo’s Horse

Ippodromo di San Siro SNAI, Milano
01/05/2019 - 30/11/2019
  • Leonardo 500
Cavallo di Leonardo
4.08 km

Beer in Villa 23/08

Villa Arconati
Via Fametta
23/08/2019
  • Art & Culture
Beer in Villa 23/08
11.74 km

Public Opening 25/08

Villa Arconati
Via Fametta
25/08/2019
  • Art & Culture
Public Opening 25/08
11.74 km

Beer in Villa 30/08

Villa Arconati
Via Fametta
30/08/2019
  • Art & Culture
Beer in Villa 30/08
11.74 km

Public Opening 1/09

Villa Arconati
Via Fametta
01/09/2019
  • Art & Culture
Public Opening 1/09
11.74 km

Beer in Villa 6/09

Villa Arconati
Via Fametta
06/09/2019
  • Art & Culture
Beer in Villa 6/09
11.74 km

Public Opening 8/09

Villa Arconati
Via Fametta
08/09/2019
  • Art & Culture
Public Opening 8/09
11.74 km

Nobili e Servi - A Lombard story 23/06

Villa Arconati
Via Fametta
29/09/2019
  • Art & Culture
Nobili e Servi - A Lombard story 23/06
11.74 km

Expo Brianza

Area Fiere
Strada Nazionale dei Giovi 35, Bovisio Masciago (MB)
28/09/2019 - 06/10/2019
  • Lifestyle
Eventi sfilata moda
14.58 km

26° Th Rina Sala Gallo Piano Competition

Teatro Manzoni
via Manzoni, Monza
27/09/2020 - 04/10/2020
  • Art & Culture
Concorso pianistico
14.6 km

Activities

Leonardo, the Painter

  • Art & Culture
Leonardo, the Painter

Best of Lake Como Experience from Milan, Cruise and Landscapes

  • Art & Culture
Best of Lake Como Experience from Milan, Cruise and Landscapes
140 mt

Full-day walking tour with Da Vinci’s Last Supper, Duomo and Michelangelo’s Pietà Rondanini

  • Art & Culture
Full-day walking tour with Da Vinci’s Last Supper, Duomo and Michelangelo’s Pietà Rondanini
160 mt

Milan tour with Duomo, Last Supper and Sforza Castle

  • Art & Culture
Milan tour with Duomo, Last Supper and Sforza Castle
168 mt

Sforza Castle Virtual Reality Experience

  • Art & Culture
Sforza Castle Virtual Reality Experience
174 mt

Sforza Castle and Museum Guided Tour

  • Art & Culture
Sforza Castle and Museum Guided Tour
188 mt

Sforza Castle Express Guided Tour

  • Art & Culture
Sforza Castle Express Guided Tour
188 mt

Sforza Castle and museums skip-the-line tickets

  • Art & Culture
Sforza Castle and museums skip-the-line tickets
251 mt

Sforza Castle guided tour

  • Art & Culture
Sforza Castle guided tour
254 mt

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

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

A day in the life of Leonardo: the Last Supper, the Sforza Castle and Bramante´s Sacristy

  • Leonardo 500
A day in the life of Leonardo: the Last Supper, the Sforza Castle and Bramante´s Sacristy
311 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: 1-day and 48-hour tickets

  • Art & Culture
Milan hop-on hop-off bus tour: 1-day and 48-hour tickets
417 mt

Last Supper and San Maurizio Church guided tour

  • Art & Culture
Last Supper and San Maurizio Church guided tour
425 mt

Royal Villa of Monza half day tour from Milan

  • Art & Culture
Royal Villa of Monza half day tour from Milan
428 mt

Italian food and lifestyle in Milan

  • Art & Culture
Italian food and lifestyle in Milan
429 mt

Private Milan's favorite food tour: Gelato, wine, pizza and more

  • Art & Culture
Private Milan's favorite food tour: Gelato, wine, pizza and more
490 mt

Torre Branca tickets

  • Art & Culture
Torre Branca tickets
543 mt

Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper guided tour

  • Art & Culture
Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper guided tour
635 mt

Where to sleep

APPARTAMENTO PIAZZA CASTELLO 11

Milano
APPARTAMENTO PIAZZA CASTELLO 11
88 mt

MESROBYAN SELLA APT 1

Milano
MESROBYAN SELLA APT 1
96 mt

MESROBYAN SELLA APT 4

Milano
MESROBYAN SELLA APT 4
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MESROBYAN SELLA APT 5

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MESROBYAN SELLA APT 5
96 mt

MESROBYAN SELLA APT 2

Milano
MESROBYAN SELLA APT 2
96 mt

MESROBYAN SELLA APT 3

Milano
MESROBYAN SELLA APT 3
96 mt

PRENCIPE UMBERTO

Milano
PRENCIPE UMBERTO
96 mt

MESROBYAN - SELLA

Milano
MESROBYAN - SELLA
96 mt

CADORNA 10 - TGV STUDIO FLAT

Milano
CADORNA 10 - TGV STUDIO FLAT
96 mt

CADORNA 10 - ORIENT EXPRESS STUDIO FLAT

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CADORNA 10 - ORIENT EXPRESS STUDIO FLAT
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CADORNA 10 - FRECCIA ROSSA APARTMENT

Milano
CADORNA 10 - FRECCIA ROSSA APARTMENT
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SOTTOTETTO CADORNA

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SOTTOTETTO CADORNA
104 mt

HINTOWN APARTMENTS MILANO FORO BONAPARTE 51 B

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HINTOWN APARTMENTS MILANO FORO BONAPARTE 51 B
158 mt

HINTOWN APARTMENTS MILANO FORO BONAPARTE 51 A

Milano
HINTOWN APARTMENTS MILANO FORO BONAPARTE 51 A
158 mt

BONAPARTE SUITES

Milano
BONAPARTE SUITES
158 mt

A.M.F. DI ALINE CALVI PARISETTI

Milano
A.M.F. DI ALINE CALVI PARISETTI
158 mt

CARDUCCI 2

Milano
CARDUCCI 2
210 mt

CHARMING APARTMENT THE CASTLE

Milano
CHARMING APARTMENT THE CASTLE
210 mt

CHARMING APARTMENT THE CASTLE

Milano
CHARMING APARTMENT THE CASTLE
210 mt

DAVANTI AL CASTELLO

Milano
DAVANTI AL CASTELLO
227 mt