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Castello Sforzesco

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Centro Storico
As featured in 3 Days in Milan and 4 other guides
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Address: Piazza Castello 3, 20121 Milan, Italy
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+39 02 8846 3700
09:00 - 17:30
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:30
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Very nice to visit.

We strolled around the castle area and watched the interesting buildings and fortification walls. There are several interesting museums to visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Carl-Henrik P
Kungsbacka, Sweden
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

you can have a nice walk through the castle and then through the park behind it. it is nice but i wouldnt say it is the best thing ive ever seen.

Thank Katarina E
Kungsbacka, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We strolled around the castle area and watched the interesting buildings and fortification walls. There are several interesting museums to visit.

Thank Carl-Henrik P
Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were not able to enter the castle because it was already closed when we arrived at the place. We wanted to visit more places in Milan but we ran out of time. My advice, if you are in a European tour, make a 3 to four days allotment for each city. There are many good places to see, good... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a little break by the fountain just before the main entrance to the castle and walked straight in just to see an amazing piece of architecture,very well maintained and preserved.We loved it to bits maybe because we're originally from Poland and this castle looks very similar to Wawel Castle,Krakow. We felt like home straight away and really enjoyed... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Impressive castle wall and turrets. On the grounds is the last unfinished work by Michaelangelo. Ask about the holes in the walls.

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place was superb, we went twice as we hadn't managed to do it all in one day, wonderful architecture and interesting history. the art work and chambers were brilliant. A magnificent structure in central Milan that also holds concerts within it's ground. look out for dates.

Thank Julie W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Without a good guide this is just a lot of brick walls. You need someone who knows the history and can tell you the background stories to make what you see come to life.

Thank rencer2014
Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

a castel you immagin as kid for knights and kinges. big open spaces and good looking buildings, nice cafe inside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice castle at about 15 minutes walk distance from Duomo, or 2 metro station. It's quite big and nice .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The castle built by the ancient rulers of Milan is now a collection of uncountable museums. Pick what you are interested in and go. The grounds are free to enter and wander around and there is a huge park behind the castle.

Thank JeddaCath

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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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