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Castello Sforzesco, Vigevano

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  • When you reach Piazza Ducale it is immediately struck by the bramantesque Tower. The history of this complex architectural structure began in 1300, when 40 years of Vigevano was ruled by Luchino Visconti, who built on the site of the first nucleus of Vigevano, in highest place and secure the city, a new building, the male, which presented itself as a structure with a square plan and square towers at the corners. To connect the two structures, he finally build a raised covered road, with its majestic 163 meters long and 7 meters wide ran through a whole piece of the city. Under the Sforza, new buildings were built around the Male stables that look imposing and majestic, while the male back was built a new and elegant residential wing. These works contributed great artists including Donato Bramante and Leonardo Da Vinci, engaged for years to the Sforza Court. For those coming to visit to the town, the visit is a must!
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  • The Castle, with the square and streets (both that blanket that underground), forms a complex of architectural and historical value. The castle itself, which we visited just outside (in part of its interior hosts) is very cute but in some parts of it almost in ruins. Deserves being restored (I think) because it represents a historical jewel of the province of Lombardy.
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  • Unfortunately this huge Castle was left in total neglect for many years, and is therefore in very poor condition. For a few years things are changing, beautiful lawn within the Court and very impressive indoor gallery and Tower. The rest will hopefully be with time, courage.
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  • A very nice castle with a great park. Perfect for walks, riding bikes and picnics. It is free to roam around the castle grounds, but to visit the museums you must pay. Note that on mondays, all museums are closed. There's also an aquarium at the right side of the park, and a lovely arch at the very back of the park. I had a great experience here. Would love to come back one day.
  • Beautiful castle with lots of areas to explore. Set at the end of a big beautiful park in the center of Milan, lots of people walking through. Free to enter the castle and look around, but you must pay to see the exhibits where the art is kept-and they stop selling tickets at 5/5:30. Otherwise very nice with a cooling fountain on one end to relax and enjoy free wifi at!
  • It was built in the 15th century by Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan. They have great story and architecture. If you want to discover or learn something about that castle you need to visit "Leonardo3 Museum - Il Mondo di Leonardo"
  • Probably, after Duomo, this is the second most popular attraction of Milano. It's a castle built by Francesco Sforza, a member of Sforza Family which was one of the most important families of Italian Renaissance.
  • Awesome castle. Beautiful walk from the arch through the park to the castle. The only thing that was a bummer is that some of the exhibits were closed to one reason or another. Particularly the Da Vinci exhibit which I really would have liked to seen. Despite that great place to see. Only about a 15-20min walk from the cathedral.
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