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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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'The Last Supper' and Sforza Castle Tour
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

This is such a beautiful place, evocative of ancient times. The place is vast, and you can imagine it being filled with people selling their wares and living their lives within its protective walls in the past. A series of little (and large!) museums inside give you a glimpse of architecture and sculpture from ancient times, including an unfinished Michelangelo. Personally, I couldn't picture how it could have ever been finished given the extent of the carving that had already taken place which left little room for development but then I can't even barely cut even slices of cake, never mind a statue out of a single piece of marble.

The only drawback was the drawbridge and courtyard filled with muggers trying to offer bracelets for "free", who would apparently then gang up on tourists to demand money for their gift. In some ways they're almost a throwback to the castles original inhabitants, whether selling cheap handbags or "friendship bracelets", though I think they need a quick trip to the dungeon rather than pestering tourists!

Thank rayoliteuk
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Castello Sforzesco is on the Piazza Castello. Entry to the castle is free, but inside the castle there are museums for which one needs to buy ticket to enter. Behind the castle is very nice English gardens

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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Well preserved with an internal huge parade-ground square, interesting museums and a green park surrounding it.

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Reviewed May 3, 2013

We arrived to the castle and then it was very hard to find where the museums are. There are signs outside but they are very confusing. When we finally found the ticket office we went told that some of the museums we wanted to see the most are closed for renovation.
The gardens around the castle are not well groomed. There are hardly any flowers and it kind of looks like a prison. Not your typical European castle.

Thank Pilpelet_42-2
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Worth seeing from the outside, less so from the inside, unless musical instruments are your thing. One of the many unfinished sculptures by Michaelangelo is here.

Thank Jarb46
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