Sforza Castle is a place which should be counted as one of the best tourist places in Milan. The Castle was built in the 18th century. The place is worth visiting to visualize something unique. It is a complex, which includes numerous museums that you can enjoy during your trip. Today, this great structure holds collections of art and often serves as the venue for weddings. Various museums populate this historic castle of which Museum of Ancient Art, museum of prehistory and protohistory and Egyptian Museum are the most prominent. Works such as the last masterpiece of Michelangelo, the unfinished Pietà Rondanini and the frescoes by Leonardo da Vinci and Bramante embellish the museums that grace this castle. There is also another imposing structure of Torre del Filarete, which has been named after the Florentine architect and sculptor Antonio Averlino and leaves an impression on the mind of the onlooker. The place is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Milan, thus you can ask anyone to reach this place, which is a few minutes away, in a short and calm walking distance from the metro station. Included in these trip plans: Milan Itinerary 4 Days and Milan Itinerary 5 Days.
Sforza Castle Travel Tips
- Carry a proof of your identity.
- There is a wonderful park nearby.
- Visitors are allowed to take a guide with them.
- Good place for photography.
- Take care of your belongings.
Entrance Ticket Details For Sforza Castle
Free entry hours:
- There is no admission Fees every Tuesday from 2pm, Wednesday-Sunday: one hour before closing; the first Sunday of the month until Sunday 4th December 2016.
Admission Tickets for museum:
- Full: € 5.00
- Reduced: € 3.00
- MuseoCard: € 35.00
- Tourist Card: € 12.00
Sforza Castle Hours
Castle museum timings:
- Tuesday-Sunday: 9am -5.30pm
- Last entrance at 5pm.
- Closed on Mondays.
How to Reach Sforza Castle
- Cadorna Station
- Gold: Spaghetti
- Sumire: Sushi Rolls
- Gelato Giusto: Ice cream
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91.27% of people who visit Milan include Sforza Castle in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
27.44% of people start their Sforza Castle visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Sforza Castle
57.56% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sforza Castle
Sforza Castle Reviews & Ratings
The area is really nice and the fountain and castle are nice but we could not find where to enter. Turns out it was closed as things are randomly closed all over Italy at various days. There are museums and you can apparently enter the castle for free but I can't confirm it, there was very little clear signage or details around. There is a big park behind also so either way worth a walk through.
When i went during a hot summer day, they had solar panel powered phone charging stations! They also had refreshing water fountain where you can drink its water. They also had some green areas but unfortunately you can't sit on them :o The place was quite heavily secured
There is no entrance fee to go inside the courtyard which is a very pleasant walk. But you have to pay a fee to access the inside of the castle itself. The upside is that there are tons of things to see inside if you’re into paintings (with a sculpture by Michelangelo). They also had an exhibit of old musical instruments that I found interesting. Overall, this place is definitely a must-see if you’re in Milan.
So incredible to observe the structure of this castle. You can see how everything was built strategically to have 360 views from the watch towers over what used to be a moat. I absolutely loved it
Good coffee, great value. The staff understands English however does not speak it. The place looks like a nice and quiet place for the locals. We found it by accident and it was a very pleasant surprise.