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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 place in milan's history. It is worth touring their facilities. Great things to discover
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  • I'll be gone hundreds of times, the Castello Sforzesco, and going back always and always enchant the large parade ground, la torre di Bona, the ball court with his elephant painting, and the fifteenth-century loggia overlooking the courtyard with large hot tub which leads to the archaeological museum and the Egyptian, small but full of treasures. not to mention the Gallery, with its Renaissance masterpieces, and della Pietà Rondinini, of which I yearn of BBPR, which revealed the Michelangelo masterpiece after a sort by path of initiation in the art. ..
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  • A lot to see here Visited the museum of musical instruments. A lot of climbing. A lovely fountain at the entrance known as the wedding cake and a lovely park at the exit.  more »

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