Castello Sforzesco (Sforza Castle)

Castello Sforzesco (Sforza Castle)

Piazza Castello
MM1 Cairoli (Castello)

Categories: Monuments and Churches and Museums
Hashtag: #architecture and #frescoes

Photo tips

  • The Castle main tower (Filarete tower)
  • The water games at the fountain in front of the tower
  • The internal courtyard and gardens

More info

The Sforza Castle is the symbol of the period when Milan belonged to the Visconti and Sforza families.

Its main hallmarks are the Filarete Tower and its ashlar cylindrical towers.

The castle was also home to Leonardo Da Vinci, who decorated the wonderful Sala delle Assi (recently re-opened after restoration) with a dense network of branches and foliage which leaves all visitors breathless. Not only that. The castle also hosts the Pietà Rondanini sculpture by Michelangelo.

The Sforza Castle definitely is an open air museum which students from the Brera Academy daily reach to draw it on their albums, especially in spring when flowers (poppies, yellow wild daisies and bluebottles) are natural decorations. What’s more, we suggest you shouldn’t miss the Cortile della Rocchetta and the Corte Ducale where a pool full of water, in front of the famous “Elephant fresco” invites you to take some #reflections pics.

Open Tue-Sun from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm; last entrance at 7 pm. Closed on Mon.

 

Link

Official website (Italian): Castello Sforzesco 

Wikipedia: Castello Sforzesco

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