Castello Sforzesco

Castello Sforzesco, Milan 2013

The mighty city palace is located in the extension of Via Dante from the Cathedrale, Largo Cairoli in Piazza Castello.

The Milanese castle dated from the Renaissance period and was built by Galeazzo II Visconti as a defensive castle in the 14th century. In the course of its history, the castle experienced numerous extensions and destruction. In the castle, there are the museums of the Castello with rare pieces like the last work Michelangelo, the unfinished Pietà Rondanini as well as the frescoes of Leonardo da Vinci and Bramante.

Particularly impressive is the tower with the entrance portal Torre del Filarete, named after the Florentine architect and sculptor Antonio Averlino.

 

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