DURATION

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2 Hrs

DEPARTURES

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From Tuesday to Sunday at 10:30am and 2:30pm

MEETING POINT

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Piazza Castello, Milano

LANGUAGE

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English

Highlights

• Legally licensed English-speaking Tour Guide
• Smaller groups (15 of fewer)
• Personal audio headsets provided (if more than 6 participants)
• Castle courtyards and surroundings
• Get to see the inside and artistic treasures
• Sala Delle Asse (from May 16th 2019 till Jan 20th 2020)
• Castle inside and ‘Pietà Rondanini’ by Michelangelo
• Dukes’ apartments and chapel
• Ancient Arts Museum
• Battlements view

Description

Experience the life and History of medieval Milan, learn abour the Dukes, Leonardo da Vinci and more

When in Milan, see the Sforza Castle! Join us on a tour of one of the most important landmarks in the city get a real taste of the medieval life.

Enjoy our officially licensed tour guides’ descriptions and juicy anecdotes, the only way to truly feel part of the monument not to just stand there looking at the walls.

Out of thousands of Castles you can find in Italy, understand how impactful a fortress can be in terms of militaristic, political and cultural points of view.
Erected upon one of the ancient Roman gates of the city, the Castle has been a social gathering hot spot for millennia.

The current version dates back to 1450 and was built under the rule of Francesco Sforza. The Castle was also home to Leonardo da Vinci for years as Milan was one of the most advanced European capitals in terms of Engineering and Culture. Another important guest was Donato Bramante, architect of Saint Peter’s basilica in the Vatican.

The tour will take you through the inner courtyards as well as the direct surroundings of the fortress where you will get to know the life of the court and the intrigues that only this kind of places conceal. And the second part of the tour will focus on taking you inside the Castle, now turned into various museums.

Aside from the collection of Ancient Art, that will let you in on the History of the Dukedom of Milan, you will also go through the former Chapel, and different chambers. You will see Michelangelo’s final sculpture “La Pietà Rondanini” and much more.

Discover the other wall painting Leonardo created in Milan! La sala delle asse, to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death, starting from May 16 2019 until January 12 2020, the restoration campaign has been exceptionally suspended so you can enjoy this great work of art, you will be thrilled to know that the restoration team has discovered NEW DRAWINGS that will be seen for the first time. Join us on this unique experience.

Important Information

Walking Tour, wear comfortable shoes, preferably with rubber soles.

Meeting Points

In front of the main entrance under the flags on the right side of the Tower, in Piazza Castello

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