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Sforza Castle in Milan, Italy

A stunning monument, the Sforza Castle today shelters a number of specialized museums and remains the symbol the glorious past of the city of Milan. Many call the castle an oasis of culture and art.

Initially a Visconti fortress, Sforza Castle became the home for the city’s rulers, Sforzas later on. These rulers converted it into a majestic ducal palace that was beautifully decorated by the then renowned stalwarts like Leonardo da Vinci and Donato Bramante. However, the castle went under a thorough restoration under the helm of Luca Beltrami in the 19th century. The architect transformed it into the hub of the civic museums of Milan.

Apart from the fabulous ensemble of modern and ancient art, the complex boasts richly decorated furnishings and beautiful frescoes. Today, Sforza Castle has emerged as a preferred weekend destination in Milan for old and young.

How to get there:

By train

It is the cheapest way to reach Sforza Castle from Milan’s Central Station and takes 20 minutes of travel time.

By taxi

You can take a taxi to travel from Milan’s Central Station to reach the castle. It is the fastest way to reach your destination and takes only 4 minutes.

By bus

A direct bus leaves from Central Station m2 m3 and reaches Lanza m2. There is a bus every 2 hours daily and the travel time is about 12 minutes.

Ticket prices:

Reduced ticket price 3 Euro

Full ticket price: 5 Euro

Entry to the Castle is free every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of a month from 14 and on a month’s 1st Sunday

Guided tour on each Saturday costs 8 Euro

The validity of the ticket is just for one day and is inclusive of entry to all the museums in the castles

Buy tickets online here

Opening hours:

Tues – Sun: 9:00am-5:30pm

The Castle is closed on every Monday, May 1, January 1, and December 25

Official website:

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