Sforza Castle - also known in Italian as Castello Sforzesco - is a magnificent 15th century Italian castle in Milan housing a wide range of art collections and museums. Its history dates back to when its construction was first ordered by the ruler of Milan and was later enlarged by many of his successors to become the main residence of the Visconti lords in the city. At present, it houses many museums such as the Pinacoteca del Castello Sforzesco, the Museum of Ancient Art, Museum of Musical Instruments, the Egyptian Museum, the Archaeological Museum of Milan, the Applied Arts Collection, the Antique Furniture & Wooden Sculpture Museum and the Achille Bertarelli Print Collection. A highlight of the castle's Trivulziana Library is the 'Codex Trivulzianus' manuscript of Leonardo da Vinci which contains da Vinci's attempts to improve his literary education.
Free-of-charge. Charges apply to museum entry.
Open daily from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. in summer (closes at 6:00 p.m. in winter)
Around 1-2 hours
Adults, Families,Young Adults, Children, Senior Travellers
The castle architecture and the art museums
Though designated prayer facilities at Sforza Castle will be unavailable for Muslim travellers, plenty of open space will be available around the castle area to use during prayer times. It is also possible to visit a few of the mosques in Milan such as the Islamic Cultural Institute and the Masjid Milan which are the two main mosques in Milan.
Muslim travellers looking for Halal food near Sforza Castle can visit some of the Halal restaurants in Milan. A few popular Halal restaurants in Milan include Aladino, Kashmire Restaurant, Ristorante Istanbul, Prince Kebab, Mevlana Doner Kebab, Imperator Kebap and The Original Felafel where travellers will be able to find a wide array of excellent Italian and Middle Eastern fare.