The Sforza Castle is without doubt one of Milan's landmark. Here, Leonardo da Vinci was not only in charge of designing grandiose parties for the Duke, but he also decorated the ceiling of the Sala delle Asse, hiding enigmatic symbols in the wall decorations. You will then discover fascinating Middle age and Renaissance sculptures including Michelangelo's Pietà Rondanini, in one of the finest art museums of the city.
Available every Saturday at 11am.
Meeting Point: in front of the information office, located under the main entrance tower to the Sforza Castle, facing the fountain.
Duration: 1 hour and a half.
Tour will only be confirmed when a minimum number of 6 people is reached.
- For cancellations communicated in writing atâ?¨ least seven (7) days prior to the booked date, we will refund the full fee.
- For cancellations between six and three days prior to the excursion, 50% ofâ?¨the fee will have to be paid.
- From two days prior to the excursion departure, no refund will be granted.
- No refund will be granted to any client who is not at the place of departure at the time established. Similarly, no refund will be granted to clients who lose contact with the guide or who do not complete the visit.
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Guided Tour of the Sforza Castle
The Sforza Castle is one of Milan's major landmarks and one of the finest art museums of the city. Here, Leonardo da Vinci was not only in charge of planning grandiose parties for the Duke, but also commissioned to decorate the ceiling of the Sala delle Asse. Discoverthe recently uncovered painting and the hidden and enigmatic symbols Leonardo incorporated.
You'll also see fascinating medieval and Renaissance sculptures including Michelangelo's Rondanini Pietà, which the master worked on during the last days of his prolific life.
Warriors and Knights of the past will come alive for you as your knowledgeable guide takes you through the Armory, while the unique Bramantino tapestries will show you an unexpected insight into 15th century everyday life.
You'll also get a close look at the splendid Argo fresco, painted by Bramante to guard the Duke's lost treasure.
Of course, ghosts and legends will punctuate your exploration of one of Milan's biggest and most interesting monuments.