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“Needs better signage but worth a visit”
Review of Castello Sforzesco

Castello Sforzesco
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2-hour Milan Skip the Line The Last Supper and Renaissance Walking Tour
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Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

There is construction in front of this massive structure so the view to the information kiosk was blocked. We looked and looked for the tourist info and ended up asking a helpful policeman. With all the tourists wandering around and no you are here maps or signs there are plenty of touts offering good luck and hustling tourists so beware. After entering a wrong office also not clearly marked we finally found the place to purchase museum tickets. Half of the collection was closed off and we were not told, nor was the price reduced. It was as if the guards just didn't want to work as much and placed chairs blocking a whole wing. As an artist, I want to see a county's culture and this was disappointing. The views from above of the entire complex were fabulous and worth the long trek up the stairs but I could imagine Da Vinci sailing paper airplanes off the tower as that is believed to be where he did his flying machine experiments. Since the building was used by invading armies there is not a lot of original internal structures other than ceiling and some doorways at the back of the castle but it was still great to walk were Leonardo tread. Also one can see the original moats and structure from above which was interesting. The collection is typical of a municipal one. I question some paintings as to their painters, but the decorative arts were strong although I think the Ducal Palace and museum in Venice has a stronger collection. I would recommend if only for the views and history. Defiantly not for strollers or wheelchairs. Clearly needs better exterior maps and signage.

Thank Otwoma
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Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

The main advantage is that you can enter the territory free of charge...I think I wouldn't pay gor just walking aroind the park inside Castello..there were road works in front of the building and also inside so I couldnt tale some pictures that I wanted...it's better not to start such works during tourist season...so it spoiled my impression

Thank Lena M
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

A huge castle in the middle of the city is a must see.

It also has a museum inside and an exit to Sempione Park.

Thank fjlozanoacosta
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

This Castle is a very impressive structure. It is quite big and you can enjoy many museums inside. The museum price is only 5 euros (3 for students) and you get access to many different museums located inside the castle. You can enjoy architecture museum, painting museum, furnitures museum, violins museum, pianos museum, etc. It takes a while to visit it all, but it worth spending time there! However, the most impressive part remind the exterior of the castle, since it’s a very big and imposing structure.

Thank Christophe_SB
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

There are several museums housed within this beautiful castle. It is free to roam the castle, but the fee for museums covers each one. I only went to the museum of ancient art which had one of Leonardo's last sculptures. I highly recommend it!

Thank Calabrisella5
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