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Tour delle Merlate - Castello Sforzesco, Milan

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Well-preserved and packed with history and art, Tour delle Merlate - Castello Sforzesco was built in the 15th century on the remains of an ancient fortification. Later renovated and enlarged, the castle became one of the largest fortresses in Europe. Once the private home of the Sforza-Visconti ruling family of Milan, this became the Austrian governor's official residence when Lombardy was taken into the powerful Habsburg empire. Largely reconstructed in the late 19th century by architect Luca Beltrami, it now houses museums of applied arts, antique furniture and wooden sculpture, musical instruments, and Egyptian art. The castle also includes hundreds of works of Italian art, including masterpieces by Canaletto, Tiepolo, Titian, Correggio, and Tintoretto, among others. Admission to the castle is free; you can book tickets for the castle museums by phone or buy them on site. Using our online itinerary creator, Milan attractions like Tour delle Merlate - Castello Sforzesco can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A beautiful castle with plenty of history to keep you interested. I was in a hurry, but returned at different times of the day, morning, dusk and after dark. This gave the opportunity to take photogra...  more »
  • A beautiful castle of an Apple, that recalls much to Florence, dominates them views from Park Sempione (I host in the Lancaster Hotel, behind the Park) the entry is economic but frustrated a little that the room of Leonardo was in arrangement. The indications for go it that appear in the patio central are a disaster, badly oriented them posters, but good... one this of good mood. Beautiful historical Museum and Egyptian. Some very silly samples, as the history of the violin that was only a famous luthier of Milan... Many enclosed rooms, no posters, no policy... And employees in the area of tickets are a mixture of cute helpers to the tourists and superb Milanese quite unpleasant... Fortunately, the latest that we consulted were simpatiquisimas. The restaurant that is inside is cute, eats rich and is not friendly. Very nice to visit
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  • I did not go into any of the museums locate in the Castello. I just had a stroll through the buildings and gardens when going from the Monumental Cementery to the Il Duomo  more »