Castello Sforzesco - Castello Sforzesco information and pictures
(Sforza Castle) has a long history and is actually the second palace on the site. The first castle was built by the Visconti family but was demolished in the mid 15th century after their reign ended. The new Renaissance palace was built by Francesco Sforza.
Today the castle is a home of Pinacoteca del Castello Sforzesco
. It has a fine collection of musical instruments, furniture, prints and paintings and Michelangelo’s unfinished sculpture Rondanini Pietà
(Sempione Park) was once part of the Visconti estate, a hunting reserve complementing Castello Sforzesco. Today the land is a public park designed as an English Garden in 1890 by Emilio Alemagna. The park has a lake, a water fountain and lots of monuments, one of which is a statue of Napoleon III designed by Francesco Barzaghi.
Where is Castello Sforzesco: Piazza Castello
How to get to Castello Sforzesco: By Metro to Cairoli, Cadorna or Lanza stations
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9AM to 5:30PM
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