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Sforza Castle

The Castello Sforzesco (Sforza Castle) is one of the most important monuments of Milan: built in the 15th century for Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan, on the ruins of a previous fortification, has passed through demolitions, reconstructions, embellishments and restorations, it has been used as defensive castle, royal palace, barracks and today it is a cultural center, seat of many museums.

The Castle, wholly constructed in red fire-bricks, is encircled by a ditch and has towers, three inner courtyards, crenellated walls; it is visited by a lot of tourists.
The Castle is an interesting monument for its history and its architecture, but also for the artistic treasure that it guards: inside it, in fact, there is the Pinacoteca del Castello Sforzesco, that keeps a rich collection of paintings, among which works of Filippo Lippi, Antonello da Messina, Andrea Mantegna, Correggio, Tiepolo and the last statue by Michelangelo, the Rondanini Pietà; but in the spaces of the Castle there are also the Museum of Prehistory, the Egyptian Museum, the Museum of ancient art, the Museum of Furniture, the interesting Museum of the musical instruments and other collections.

The Castle is surrounded by the Sempione park, that can be admired walking on the Rivellino del Santo Spirito, that is a excursion between the roofs and the passages on the walls of the castle.

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Atahotel De Angeli is an exclusive residence enjoying a wonderful location, between the Fair district and the Marghera - Corso Vercelli area, one of the most characteristic of Milan. The De Angeli, the jewel of the Atahotels chain, offers superior accommodation in a classy environment. Breakfast ...

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The Agape Hotel is set in a quiet area of Milan, just 20 metres away from the metro. Relax in the hotel’s comfortable rooms with free Wi-Fi connection. The friendly team of staff will be delighted to welcome you to the Hotel Agape. Its guest rooms are comfortable and decorated in a classic, mode ...

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