Studio Museo Achille Castiglioni
Architect, designer and teacher Achille Castiglioni was one of Italy’s most influential 20th-century thinkers. This is the studio where...
To the north-east of the city centre is this stunning, multipurpose exhibition space of Hangar Bicocca , in a vast industrial site that...
Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Italy’s Grand Prix tears around the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in September. The track is 20km north of central Milan.
Cantina di Manuela
Locals come after work to pick up a bottle of regional wine or share a generous platter of goat’s cheese, honey and mostarda over a...
Is this the ultimate in Milan-style Japanese dining? The dramatically designed space puts the spotlight on the kitchen which prepares...
Piazza Castello · interesting places nearby
Castello Sforzesco information
Originally a Visconti fortress, this iconic red-brick castle was later home to the mighty Sforza dynasty who ruled Renaissance Milan. The castle's defences were designed by the multitalented da Vinci; Napoleon later drained the moat and removed the drawbridges. Today, it shelters seven specialised museums, which gather together intriguing fragments of Milan’s cultural and civic history, including Michelangelo’s final work, the Rondanini Pietà .
Civiche Raccolta d'Arte Antica
Housed in the ducal apartments, the Museum of Ancient Art is a stellar collection. From paleo-Christian frescoes to the fine equestrian tomb of Bernarbò Visconti and sculpted reliefs depicting Milan's triumph over Barbarossa, the artworks tell the turbulent story of the birth of Italy's first city comune, murderous dynastic and regional ambitions and lavish artistic patronage, which made this one of Europe's finest courts.
Pinacoteca e Raccolte d'Arte
On the first floor the Furniture Museum and castle Art Gallery blend seamlessly, leading you from Ducal wardrobes and writing desks through to a collection of Lombard Gothic art. Among the masterpieces are Andrea Mantegna's Trivulzio Madonna, Vincenzo Foppa's St Sebastian and Bramantino's Noli me tangere (Touch me not).