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Private Tour: Milan Walking Tour and Cooking Class
"Spend a memorable day in Milan appreciating fine art and fine food.Begin in the morning with a walking tour of the city center. Your guide will lead you on a stroll that takes in the major landmarks of Milan. Visit the Duomo Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II La Scala Opera House Via Dante and the Sforza Castle. (from 10am to 1pm)After you’ve reached the castle you’ll have some free time to explore the area before starting your cooking class.Around 6 pm during the afternoon class you’ll discover some of the best-kept secrets for creating an authentic Italian menu. An English-speaking chef will give you step-by-step guidance as you prepare and cook your meal
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Classic Milan Photo Tour
"If you are on a tight schedule and you want to photograph Milan’s classics do it with us! This photo tour is planned to make good use of one of the largest pedestrian areas in Europe.With some smart detours and good planning you will shoot many attractions and new perspectives in half a day: Castello Sforzesco built by the Sforza House in 15th century Piazza Mercanti La Scala Galleria Meravigli Galleria Vittorio Emanuele (aka ‘Milan’s living room’) with its infamous bull ritual and a lot more.We will not miss Piazza del Duomo with its cathedral (3rd largest in the world)
From EUR180.00
 
Milan Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Vintage Tram with MilanoCard
"With your MilanoCard 24h handy hop aboard one of Milan’s vintage trams and begin exploring. Milan mixes centuries of history with impressive modern architecture and the MilanoCard brings you closer to all of it. Mingle with the fashionistas soak up the atmosphere and marvel at the stunning scenery — the MilanoCard is your key to the best Milan has to offer!Wander through ancient piazzas to discover city gems such as the Royal Villa and its gardens or explore Milan’s famous cathedral Duomo di Milano. Construction of the cathedral began in 1386 and took almost six centuries. It stands today as the fifth largest cathedral in the world.Hop off at Piazza Castello and enjoy discounted access to Sforza Castle an imposing stone fortress with a history dating back to the 15th century. Sforza Castle houses some of Milan’s finest art collections alongside an array of magnificent museums. Perhaps jump back on the tram and head to Piazza Scala to visit La Scala considered by many to be the most famous opera house in the world. Alternatively
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Castello Sforzesco Tips (102)

Castllo Sforzesco

Castello Sforzesco is a large brick castle that has undergone many constructions and rebuildings over the last 700 plus years. Originally developed as a fortress to defend the city in the late 1300's...
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TooTallFinn24
Nov 23, 2016

Certainly Imposing!

This is probably Milan's second most visited tourist attraction (second to the Duomo) and certainly is an imposing building.The original castle was built between 1358 and 1368 by the Visconti family...
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johngayton
Apr 03, 2016

The Sforzesco Castle

I liked Milan Cathedral, but when I abandoned my attempt to go on the roof due to the queue, I re-entered the Duomo Square still holding the money for going on the roof, not very visibly, in my hand....
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IreneMcKay
Jan 07, 2014

Castello Sforzesco

Present castle was built by Francesco Sforza in the mid of XV century. I always was puzzled why so well known and famous Condottiere built such outdated and old fashionable brick castle at the age of...
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Oleg_D.
Dec 11, 2013

Castle Museums. Corte Ducale.

Majority of Sforza Castle Museums are situated in the Cortile Ducale or the Ducal Yard. There is also the very small medieval internal yard with fountain. The quality of masonry and mason work is...
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Oleg_D.
Dec 11, 2013

Castle Museums. Upper Floor.

At the upper floor you shall be able to observe frescos, chests, murals, sculptures, wood carvings, decorative arts, furniture and paintings of XV-XVIII century. If you like European culture then this...
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Oleg_D.
Dec 11, 2013

Castello Sforzesco, Milan, Italy

After the Duomo, the "Castello Sforzesco" is Milan's main attraction - not least because of its 12 mini-museums and archives running all the way from Palaeolithic history through to 1950s furniture....
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TrendsetterME
Jun 01, 2013

Castello Sforzesco

In my pre-trip planning, I had not given a very high priority to the Sforza Castle, merely listed it as a nice thing to do if we had time. In retrospect, it was a VERY nice thing to do, highlighted by...
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basstbn
Mar 16, 2013

Castello Sforzesco

Castello Sforzesco was the very last attraction we visited on our trip, and we did not have much time left before we had to leave. It was clear that we would not have time to visit the interior, and...
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ettiewyn
Sep 16, 2012

Via Dante

Via Dante (Dante Alghieri Street) connecting Piazza Cordusio and Castello Sforzesco, two of the most visited spots of Milano. This short but very bussy street is pedestrian mall with number of shops,...
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croisbeauty
Dec 25, 2011

Castello Sforzesco.

Construction started in the 14th Century, but it was reconstructed and expanded over the centuries. It used to have a moat and a star-shaped wall but little remains of it. Leonardo da Vinci worked for...
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JessieLang
Oct 23, 2011

Castello Sforzesco

Since we had just arrived in Milan that morning, we decided to get settled into our hotel room and rest for a few hours. Refreshed and ready to get going, we got our directions from the concierge and...
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BLewJay
Sep 09, 2011
 
 
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Things to Do Near Castello Sforzesco

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Parco Sempione

What was once ceremonial parade grounds for the Castello Sforzesca (Sforza Castle) is now a pleasant urban green space known as Parco Sempione - a haven for nearby apartment dwellers out to walk their...
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Chiesa San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore - Church

That beautiful church was built in Milan, Lombardy between 1503 and 1518 as a subordinate church of Benedictine female Convent of Maggiore Monastery. In fact that church stands on the place of ancient...
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Pinacoteca di Brera

Bernardino Luini (1480/82-1532) was the North Italian painter from the circle of Leonardo Da Vinci. His canvases are in many famous museums of the world. His wonderful frescoes you can see in the...
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Theater alla Scala

This building is set on a beautiful square, but is possibly the least attractive building on the square. The square also houses a museum and has a statue of Leonardo Da Vinci. The La Scala was built...
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Torre Branca

While it’s not Eiffel, the Torre Branca is a great place to take in the Milano sights. Built in 1933 in just two months—take that Alexandre Gustave Eiffel—you can take the lift all the way to the top...
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Corso Magenta

We visited Corso Magenta on our last day in Milan, and I must say that it was one of our favourite places. Somehow it felt more real and authentic than the other places we had seen. The buildings...
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Getting to Castello Sforzesco

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Piazza Castello

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  • Sunday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Thursday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Friday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday 09:00 to 17:00

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