Castello Sforzesco: Castle in Milan

Castle located in Milan

walls and tower of castle in Italy

Castles in Europe

fountain in front of castle tower

inner courtyard of Italian castle

outside walls and tower of castle in Milan

Castello Sforzesco in Milan was built in the 15th century by Francesco Sforza. The castle used to be the seat and residence of the Duchy of Milan. It has been home to Italian dukes and many foreign conquerors. At the height of its glory Castello Sforzesco was one of the biggest citadels of Europe.

In 1893, the castle was saved from destruction and was restored to its former glory by architect Luca Beltrami. After being heavily damaged as a result of a bombardment during World War II, the castle was restored once more by the BBPR architectural partnership.

Today Castello Sforzesco is home to seven different museums, including a museum of Ancient Art, Musical Instrument, Antique Furnishings and many more.

View location in Milan, Italy.
Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

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Trotter said...

Hi Juka! I adore Milan, but when I went there it was always foggy... ;) Great shots!

Sorry for the absence, but one week off means three weeks busy to recover... Blogtrotter Two is around the canals of Amsterdam... Enjoy and have a wonderful Easter weekend!!

Trotter said...

Hi Juka! Thanks for your comment at Blogtrotter Two, which is still strolling in Amsterdam... Enjoy and have a superb weekend!!