Piazza Castello 3,

Sforzesco Castle is the former residence of the Dukes of Milan. It was originally called Castello di Porta Giovia when it was built and founded in the 14th century by Visconti. It was rebuilt by Francesco Sforza in 1450 who used the remains of the damaged castle to build the present day building.

The rooms of this magnificent castle are used as museums : the Prehistoric Museum, the Egyptian Museum, the Museum of Musical Instruments and pinacotheca are all housed within the castle. The Art Museum displays Lombard Art. One of the rooms was Leonardo da Vinci’s workshop and another room displays Pietà Rondanini which was the last, unfinished piece by Michelangelo.

Milan Travel Guide | Monuments in Milan

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