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Pinacoteca Castello Sforzesco

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Centro Storico
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Address: Piazza Castello, 20121 Milan, Italy
Phone Number: +39 02 8846 3700
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:30
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Amazing art collection within the walls of the castle

The castle itself is already breathtaking but inside it hosts several museums that are just as amazing with a vast collection including paintings, furniture expositions, sculpture... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 May 2016
Vanessa L
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to visit and is located in the Milan's largest park. There are some interesting art work and monuments to look at.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

The castle itself is already breathtaking but inside it hosts several museums that are just as amazing with a vast collection including paintings, furniture expositions, sculpture (among those the last work of Michelangelo), archeology and more. Definitely worth he 5 Euro admittance ticket, you won't regret it. Only plan ahead since this place will easily take you a full day... More 

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

We recommend that you include a visit to Castello Sforzesco in your plans when in Milan. This is a large well maintained castle with a most interesting history. Inside are a number of museums with very rich collections. Most significant for us is the Rondanini Pieta known as Michelangelo's final but unfinished work. The castle is well worth a visit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

We walked up and at first were confused. You can walk through park of castle including court yard area with reflecting pool for free! Free stuff while traveling always gets me excited! Can pay for admission to museum but we did not. Felt like we saw enough to without entering the actual museum.

Thank Tiffany H
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

In north Italy, you must at least visit this castle as an example of historical events, governance and architecture styles for that time.

Thank Greatkahuna
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Spend at least half day visiting different parts of this wonderful museum. History comes alive from architecture and other exhibits.

Thank Andrew S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

I loved the museum because I loved to run inside it in the morning and nobody told me anything. Also the Castle is very beautiful and have a lot of museums where you can a bunch of history. I personally loved to enjoy it outside and only listen a violin concert in the museum section.

Thank Eduard O
Tirana, Albania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

Discover Milan by its architecture,history, art and artist. Visit all the atractions and don`t forget to come back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

12 museums to explore, but main attractions are Michelangelo's Unfinished Rondonini Pieta and the Egyptian exhibit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Can walk from Duomo area. Much to see. Wonderful grounds for walking. Vendors in castle grounds on weekends selling fruit, vegetables. Fee for museums.

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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.
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