Musei del Castello Sforzesco

Musei del Castello Sforzesco

Musei del Castello Sforzesco
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Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Cadorna • 4 min walk
  • Cairoli • 5 min walk
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Keega16
412 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
There is so much to see here, history including weapons and armor, art and the impressive castle itself. We spent an afternoon but could have stayed much longer. We explored on our own. Well worth the trip.
Written July 12, 2023
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Nik R
Varna, Bulgaria6,664 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
The visit to the Castello Sforzesco definitely must include the castle museums, all comprised in 1 ticket. They are situated on 3 floors of the castle around the 2 courtyards - the Ducal and the Rocchetta, mostly adjoining, and so different in what is exhibited there with very valuable masterpieces by world-famous artists. The collections on display range from pre-historic and Egyptian artefacts in the Archaeological Museum; ancient art - sarcophagus, statues, etc; lots of paintings by Italian artists in the Pinacoteca; a vast collection of musical instruments of various shapes and design; plenty wooden sculptures and furniture; the Armoury; a large number of exhibits in the Museum of Applied Arts, such as crockery, scientific instruments, tapestries, objects made of gold, silver and ivory. And, of course, the Pieta Rondanini Museum that houses Michelangelo's statue depicting Mary's mourning over Christ's dead body that he had been working on till 6 days before he died.
The museums are, no doubt, worth a visit!
Written February 12, 2020
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Thanks! Do you know you can plan your own tour? On the official website download the floor plan of the building, the brochures to find out more information on the Rondanini Pietà Museum or... a short guide to discover the highlights of the Castello Sforzesco and a guide for children ... and much more! Best regards!
Written August 23, 2021
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REDMAN
Egaleo, Greece4,942 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
Visit it with a friend and saw many things and got a lot of knowledge. Great experience and also it has designed for wheelchairs for a big part.
Written April 13, 2019
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Family
Great set of museums located in the Castle, covering wide range of topics, from guns and armour, to fine porcelain and musical instruments.
Written December 14, 2019
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wherewego.cityhideout
Zagreb, Croatia1,517 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Very big museum with large collection of pictures from all times. We enjoyed in Leonardo Da Vinchi part where it is possible to see a presentation about living roof he try to create
Written December 3, 2019
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Judi_G123
Melbourne, Australia226 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Business
The poor administration makes the visit excruciatingly time consuming and boring. The castle is a series of badly organised and looooong queues
Written August 4, 2019
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Wai83
London, UK261 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
So we pre-booked the tickets before arriving with a view to be able to walk straight through at the allotted time however, prepare to queue to get in even with a timed ticket. They fail to tell you it’s every 15 minutes they let 15 people through. 15 people from the pre-booked ticket queue and 15 people from the normal buying ticket queue. It was extremely disappointing to see people who had just arrive go in before us as the other queue had less people than the queue that had tickets! How does that make sense!

When you go in, prepare to queue for the first 3/4rooms you go into. It’s 15 people in each time in the room. Whilst I understand it’s to help manage footfall the museum fails to advise people of this situation in advance. Because of this a lot of people have a quick look because they want to get to the next room quickly which means you don’t really get to appreciate the artifacts inside. Once you are past the queueing rooms the museum is absolutely huge.

There has to be a better way to manage this in the initial entry especially if you pre booked. Hence the 3 star. Only come if you are prepared to queue, otherwise just enjoy the castle grounds which are lovely on their own. Free to enter castle grounds just the museum you have to pay for.
Written June 8, 2019
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maanveer
Mumbai, India106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
I have never seen such a well presented display of historical art, musical instruments, paintings, ceramics and period pieces as I have seen in the museums of Castle Sforzesco .... one day is definitely not enough to absorb everything that the museum has on display and one can only but be moved to tears of appreciation of the creativity of artisans, painters, craftsmen and musicians who left such a rich legacy for us to appreciate... imagine being able to see the original compass that Galileo used... one of 5 surviving pieces in the world
Written May 8, 2019
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,215 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
There are numerous museums inside the Castle, all under one cheap ticket. A better way of organization would be welcomed, but everything can be found, maybe not at a first glance, though.

Still, highly recommended.
Written November 8, 2017
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Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium2,852 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
the most interesting is closed for a (long) renovation, but the 6 others are worth the (small) entry price and I did them all on one hour
Written August 12, 2017
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