THE SFORZA CASTLE


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visiting time : from 2 to 4 hours
Milano
€ 240 to be shared by a group up to 5 people ; € 290 to be shared by a group up to 6 to 10 people
Guided visits for groups

Description

THE SFORZA CASTLE

Personalized visits for small groups

Being a construction essentially for military purposes, the Castle was built on the city walls. Damaged quite a few times over several wars, it was repeatedly restored and modernized over time. Your tour companion will tell you the story and many anecdotes … such as the “sun of justice” motif, one of the symbols of the Visconti family, later adopted by the Sforzas.

At its heyday in 1450-1500, the Duke’s family had two residences inside. During wartime, they would move into one of the wings, inside the so-called Rocchetta, which was better protected against enemy invasions.

More details

The spectacular fountain in front of the Castle was built in 1930, during the Fascist regime. The central vat carries the decorative motif of a bundle of rods (namely a Fascio), that symbolized Mussolini’s dictatorship. The people of Milan call this fountain tort de’ spus, (namely wedding cake), after the shape created by the jets of water

Exhibitions

Inside the huge building there are important artworks, such as:

The Pietà Rondanini, the last incomplete work by Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)

The Sala delle Asse, a spectacular fresco painted by Leonardo da Vinci on the ceiling of the so-called Room of Wooden Boards, since it owes its name to the wooden wall covering, used at the time to improve heating conditions inside.

Museums

Other adjacent exhibitions showcase • Furniture collections, • Design, • Decorative art, • Musical instruments, • Archeology, • Antique prints, • Photos and drawings. There are three libraries for • Art, • Numismatic and • History.

Art Gallery

On show works by Mantegna, Bronzino, Correggio, Tiziano, Tintoretto and several other Lombard artists.

 

 

 

Further recommended itinerary

Triennale Milano is an international institution which has organized exhibitions and events about design, architecture, visual arts and theatre since 1923. Its garden is home to works by great artists and designers, such as “The Mysterious Baths”, by Giorgio de Chirico (1973), “The Puppet Theatre” by Alessandro and Francesco Mendini, and the “Le Signore” seats by Gaetano Pesce.

Brera District

Duration

Up to 6 hours approx with some stops to rest and have some food

Cost: € 550 to be shared by a group up to 5 people; 620 € to be shared by a group up 6 to 10 people

What’s included

  • a tour description by an expert

What’s not included

  • Transport to reach the meeting point.
  • Foods and beverages unless otherwise specified.
  • Tips (optional).
  • Personal extras

Meeting point

Departure

piazza castello milano
Meeting 30 minutes before the main entrance to the Castle, open under the tower, facing to the fountain

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancel up to 72 hours in advance for a full refund
  • 50% refund between 72 and 24 hours before the start of the visit
  • No refund within 24 hours before the start of the visit.

It is possible to organize private and customized guided tours, in different languages ( for information and prices please contact us)

Info and booking

Mail duomoviaggi@duomoviaggi.it

Via S.Antonio, 5 MILANO Italy

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