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Sforzesco Castle

Piazza Castello, 20121 Milano MI, Italy

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About Sforzesco Castle

Sforzesco Castle was originally a fortress of the Visconti family, later became home to the mighty Sforza dynasty that ruled Milan Renaissance. Now it is a beautiful monument sheltering several specialized museums and traces of the city’s past. An oasis of art and culture. Its collections include those of the Museum of Antique Art, of the Museum of Musical Instruments, and of the Picture Gallery.



Attractions near Sforzesco Castle

Museum of Ancient Art0.03km from Sforzesco Castle

The Museum of Ancient Art of Milan, located inside the Castello Sforzesco, is home to one of the most important collections of late antique, medieval and Renaissance sculptures and art objects in northern Italy. In fact, rich in over 2000 pieces exhibited in rooms adorned with frescoes from the Sforza and Spanish periods, including the Ducal Chapel, the museum houses works and masterpieces linked in particular to the history of the city and Lombardy, as well as works of art acquired over time fr

Sempione Park0.24km from Sforzesco Castle

The Parco Sempione is a green area of the city of Milan. Built at the end of the nineteenth century on the area already occupied by the parade ground, it occupies an area of386 000  m², fully fenced with video surveillance.  The name derives from Corso Sempione, the monumental road axis built in the Napoleonic age on the route of the historic Via del Seprio, with the new Sempione gate heir to the ancient Giovia gate.

Acquario Civico di Milano0.41km from Sforzesco Castle

The Civic Aquarium of Milan is one of the largest and oldest of its kind in Italy which was established in 1906.  it hosts 36 pools filled with more than 100 species of fish, living in recreated environments ranging from Lombardy to Italy, to the Amazon.  It also includes also a public library, with one of the most prestigious collections of marine biology publications in Italy.

Triennale di Milano0.49km from Sforzesco Castle

The Milan Triennale, housed in the Palazzo dell'Arte, is an international cultural institution that produces exhibitions, conferences, and events on art, design, architecture, fashion, cinema, communication, and society. It organizes exhibitions of great visibility and attention such as those dedicated to contemporary art, to architects and designers of national and international fame, to the great stylists who have changed taste and customs, to social issues.

Church of St. Maurice in Major Monastery0.55km from Sforzesco Castle

San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore is an old church that dates back to 1503. The church is often called "Sistine Chapel of Milan" due to its stunningly beautiful interior paintings. Literally, everywhere you look is covered with artwork. Built in the 16C, the exterior of this Benedictine monastic church is very plain. The main attraction of the monastery are frescoes, including a beautiful cycle of the 15th Century as well as wall paintings by Bernardino Luini.

Arena Civica0.55km from Sforzesco Castle

The Gianni Brera civic arena, even just Arena, is a multipurpose sports facility in Milan. Inaugurated in 1807 as an amphitheater, in 1870 it became the Arena Civica after passing to the Milanese municipality. In 2002 the Arena was dedicated to the memory of Gianni Brera, journalist, and writer, who died ten years earlier. Today it mainly hosts football and rugby union games, concerts, and cultural events. The stadium can hold 18,000–30,000 spectators.

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About 10 million people, forming one-sixth of Italy's population, live in Lombardy and about a fifth of Italy's GDP is produced in the region, making it the most populous and richest region in the country and one of the richest regions in Europe.