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Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco)
Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco)

Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco)

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Piazza Castello, Milan, 20121

The Basics

The castle is among the most important cultural sights in Milan, together with the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie—where Leonardo Da Vinci’sLast Supper is located—and the Cathedral. Lines can be long to enter its museums, so book a skip-the-line tour of this vast complex to avoid a delay at the entrance or join a walking tour of the city that includes stops at some of its most famous monuments and a visit to the castle. Certain parts of the castle, including the crenellated ramparts and the covered "Ghirlanda" passage, are only accessible by private tour.

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The Last Supper and Sforza Castle Tour - small group tour
The Last Supper and Sforza Castle Tour - small group tour
star-4.5
$61.58 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Another great tour!
Laura met us early and gave us extra info about the church and Leonardo DaVinci's Last Supper. The extra time at Castello Sforzesco allowed us to have a great museum visit. Viator never disappoints.
Maria_S, Feb 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Milan

star-5
Very God Tour
Nicholai_P, Dec 2021
Sforza Castle and Museum Guided Tour
Very good and knowledgeable tour guide. Easy to understand. Interesting content. Would recommend 10/10.
star-5
Worth the tour
Denise_J, Dec 2020
Sforza Castle and Museum Guided Tour
Interesting and very informative. Learned so much about the history and significance of the castle and residents of the castle.
star-5
Great guide
dkjones2, Jan 2020
The Last Supper and Sforza Castle Tour - small group tour
Tour guide was very friendly and informative. She took extra time with church which we were really happy about!
star-5
Totall worth the guided tout
VARVARA_G, Jan 2020
The Last Supper and Sforza Castle Tour - small group tour
We really enjoyed the tour because of the guide. She has good knowledge, ecxellent communication an good vibes. Bravo!
star-5
Excellent Decision
jennat4321, Jan 2020
The Last Supper and Sforza Castle Tour - small group tour
Our tour guide Linda was so sweet and knowledgeable. She met us right on time and gave us great info throughout the tour. I would recommend!
star-5
Must see places in Milan
Mariam K, Nov 2019
The Last Supper and Sforza Castle Tour - small group tour
Tour was really very interesting. The Last Supper is really a masterpiece and one should not leave Milan without taking a look at this painting. The guide was very knowledgeable and explained everything in details. The Sforza caste tour was good as well, as the tour guide told us interesting facts from the history of the castle. Highly recommended!
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Sforza castle with an excellent guide
Charlotte B, Sep 2019
Sforza Castle and Museum Guided Tour
We Met “Charles” outsider the Sforza castle. He was there in good time. We were a group of 6 people because some did ‘t show up and all the way he was pouring out his knowledge about many things related to the Sforza and to the different art objects in the castle. very interesting afternoon We have 2 more Viator guided tours left and I so wish we’ll have guides like “Charles”, if we can’t get himself.
star-5
An absolute MUST DO if you're in Milan...even for one day!
Jaroslaw_G, Oct 2019
Duomo and Sforza Castle guided experience
An absolute MUST DO if you’re in Milan! This was a true one of a kind experience! Our guide was very informative, polite and professional. She gave us incredibly detailed information about the Cathedral, the history, and the nature of the city as well as the different objects we were seeing. The Cathedral is incredible, and definitely takes your breath away quite a few times. The ability to be on top of it, and walk amongst all those tiny and not so tiny pillars, basically touch it’s beauty, and see the entire city of Milan and the Alps from atop, is one of a kind! The inside of the Cathedral, also, leaves your breathless with it’s beauty, endless bounty of history, and the overwhelming size of the actual building. This is a complete and absolute MUST DO if you’re in Milan even for a day! The Sforza Castle is quite cool too. We have seen and visited many castles in the world before, and this one definitely is on top of the list thus far! Such a big object! You don’t get to see the entire castle with the tour guide, but she did provide valuable information of what is worth seeing if you have some extra time. Unfortunately, we did not have a spare minute in our intense itinerary, but also felt quite fulfilled with what we have seen and witnessed during this tour. I would strongly encourage everyone visiting Milan to do this tour. You get to see great highlights of Milan in detail, and learn soooo much from the tour guide!
star-5
What a Treat
Jocelyn P, Sep 2019
Private Best of Milan Guided Tour with Duomo, La Scala Theatre and Sforza Castle
This was a private tour by guide for four persons. We were delighted to discover that our private guide on a trip to Lake Como, Eddy, would be our guide around Milan. Once again, he did not disappoint. The tour of the Duomo included the rooftop tour. He was very thorough in his lectures about the construction and continued maintenance of the structure. We walked as a group over to La Scala and then to Sforza Castle. It was a lovely morning. It was also Fashion Week in Milan. This only added to the excitement. A very good itinerary with an excellent guide. If you only have one day in Milan, this is a great way to spend it.
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Painting: 👍🏽 Tour: 👎🏽
Ricardo R, Oct 2019
The Last Supper and Sforza Castle Tour - small group tour
The guide was very knowledgeable about art but was too anxious to end the tour, not enough time in the castle and her explanation was cut short many times, also audio system failure. But overall the painting saves this tour
star-5
Great experience!
Eliza_P, Sep 2019
The Last Supper and Sforza Castle Tour - small group tour
This was a wonderful tour. So cool to see the Last Supper and get the history behind it, and the Sforza castle is beautiful. Perfect combination of history and art, and a great length! Our tour started at 1:45 and ended around 3:30- note it runs closer to 2 hours. The tour includes the outside of the Sforza castle and the courtyards. If you want to visit any of the museums inside the castle (there are many) make sure to leave time to do that!
star-5
Great experience
ChihChia_C, Sep 2019
The Last Supper and Sforza Castle Tour - small group tour
We has great time with the tour group, skipped the line and had a better understanding of Last supper. The length of the tour is just right.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • If traveling with kids, consider taking a family-friendly tour of the castle and its museums. Kids especially enjoy the Museum of Musical Instruments and surrounding gardens.

  • Il Castello Sforzesco is open every day of the week, but the museums inside are closed on Mondays.

  • The castle is accessible to visitors with limited mobility.

  • Large bags and backpacks must be checked in the cloakroom at the entrance.

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How to Get to There

Castello Sforzesco is in Piazza Castello on the edge of central Milano, which can be reached from Piazza del Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II by following Via Dante. The three nearest underground metro stops are Cairoli, Lanza, and Cadorna FN.

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When to Get There

The museums offer free admission every Tuesday afternoon and the first Sunday of each month, so they’re very busy during those times. Avoid the hassle of the crowds by visiting on weekdays or Saturday.

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Artistic Highlights in the Castello Sforzesco Museums

The Museum of Ancient Art holds a number of statues by Michelangelo, including the famousPieta Rondanini. Upstairs, the Pinacoteca is home to a collection of paintings by masters including Titian and Bellini, while the adjacent Museum of Applied Arts and Museum of Musical Instruments are also worth a visit. In addition, there are excellent Egyptian and Prehistoric collections in this large museum complex.

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