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Castello Sforzesco

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Centro Storico
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Address: Piazza Castello 3, 20121 Milan, Italy
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Castello Sforzesco

Castello Sforzesco is a great place to check out in Milan. It is a castle and has a park behind it as well.

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Castello Sforzesco is a great place to check out in Milan. It is a castle and has a park behind it as well.

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I think this is a must see attraction when visiting Milan. Entry fee is very reasonable and you get to see a number of museums throughout the complex. One of the best attractions is the last and unfinished Pieta that Michelangelo was working on when he died. The castle also shows the wealth of the Sforzas.

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The castle is amazing, but it was hot day so we spent most of our time in the shady park. It was perfect for people watching.

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It was wonderful! We got there as it opened so we were able to stay ahead of the school and tour groups.

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A beautiful castle which has full of history of Milano! The castle is free for the public but there are exhibitions or museum you might have to pay - but nothing expensive. Just be aware there are people in front of the castle entrance will give you some colour thread for "free", then came back demanding for money. Police car... More 

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The Sforza Castle is a wonderful surprise. The building and grounds are themselves lovely and little surprises, like a small seahorse statue in a water fountain in closed garden, a long reflecting pool in a larger courtyard with an elephant fresco, are among them. It houses an assortment of collections. The two things not to be missed are the Leonardo... More 

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This landmark castle w/ the Filarete Clock/Tower & gardens originates from 1368 and is located in the center of Milan. It was initially built by Galeazzo Visconti (1320-78), Duke of Milan, and reconstructed to a palace by Francesco Sforza (1401-78) in the 15th C. before becoming a military complex during the Spanish & Austrian domination. The structure was extensively rebuilt... More 

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A fantastic sight by any standard. Beautifully lit at night, so if you can, try and pass by and see it. By day, you can walk through the front and out into the grounds at the back for free. If you want to see inside the museums there is an entry fee. The whole area is well kept and clean,... More 

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The castle area and museum are very pleasant to see. My 5 year old enjoyed it as much as us. The musical instrument collection is amazing.

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We wandered around here in the boiling hot sun, so much to see and the gardens are immense and very lovely, very calming and best of all that bit is free, but there is a charge for the museum.

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Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
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