The Castle

Besides the stories upon stories depicting the dramatic history of Sforza Castle, it remains to be one of Milan’s most prized monuments. The building alone is well worth a visit, but housed within the walls of the Castello Sforzesco are  museums containing antique art, paintings, period furniture, sculptures and musical instruments making it a precious treasure trove of Milan history. While most of the rooms are accessible to the disabled, rooms 9, 10, 15, 23, 24 not accessible.


The Sforza Castle Museums

  • Museum Pietà Rondanini, containing the Rondanini Pieta by Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Museum of Ancient Art (Roman remains, remains and pieces of Gothic Lombard architecture, sculptures in local Renaissance style
  • Furniture Museum
  • Picture Gallery (1,500 artworks by local artists and big names, including Canaletto, Mantegna, Bronzino, Lorenzo Lotto, Titian and many other painters)
  • Museum of Decorative Arts
  • Museum of Musical Instruments
  • Museum of Prehistory and Proto-history
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Achille Bertarelli – Prints Collection
  • Photographic Archive
  • Archaelogical and Numismatic Library
  • Trivulziana Library and City Historical Archive
  • Art Library
  •  Vinciana Collection (books, manuscripts, antique and modern collections, photos related to Leonardo da Vinci.
  • CASVA – Centre for High Studies in the Visual Arts


Opening days and hours: Tues-Sun 9am-5.30pm (admission until 5pm), closed on Mondays (holidays included).
Admission: full price ticket is 5€. Free admittance: every day after 4.30pm except Fri ; Fri 2pm-5.30pm; always free for children under 18.
NOTE: All the museums are in the Milan Tourist MuseumCard circuit
Piazza Castello
M1-M2 (red and green lines) Cadorna FN
M1 (red line) Cairoli
M2 (green line) Lanza
T: 02 88463703