When in Milan enjoy the Sforza Castle of Milan, one of the city's most famous monuments with museums well worth your attention. The Sforza Castle has emerged from a long history during which it was demolished, then rebuilt several times, embellished and restored to become a symbol of both happy and dramatic events in the historical background of the city.
Visit: Castello SforzescoThe Sforza Castle, one of the most famous monuments in Milan, has seen long historical vicissitudes during the past years. It was demolished, then rebuilt several times, embellished and restored to become a symbol of both happy and dramatic events that are to be found in the historical background of the city.Ticket allows the visit to the Sforza Castle Museums: • Art Gallery (Pinacoteca): on display 230 works of art, which include masterpieces by famous Italian painters such as Mantegna, Antonello da Messina, Foppa, Cesare da Sesto, Procaccini, Cerano, and many others. • Museum of Prehistory and Early History: mainly objects from Northern Italy that illustrate the history of the area in the last 5000 years before Christ. • Egyptian Museum: a selection of nearly 250 pieces, presenting a thematic trail that allows visitors to appreciate the complexity of writing, society and religious life of ancient Egypt. • Museum of Ancient Art: works ranging from the early Christian age to the 16th century, and rooms as the Hall of the Banner, the decorated Ducal Chapel and the "Sala delle Asse" painted by Leonardo da Vinci. • Museum of Musical Instruments: one of the largest in Europe and the second in Italy in importance and number of pieces, ranging from the 16th century to the second half of the 20th century. • Furnishings Museum: it documents the history of Lombard furniture, with some rather large openings about Baroque Roman and Genoese cabinet-making, and Venetian 18th century. • Collections of Applied Arts: a time span ranging from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, with furniture, tapestries, textiles, ceramics, glass, jewelery, wood carvings and ivory, bronze and wrought ironwork, weapons, hides and scientific instruments.Tickets can be used for only one visit to each museum.