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The city's mighty castle
Milan’s fortress, the 12th-century Castello Sforzesco, holds no less than twelve museums. In this sense it’s finally found its ideal role because throughout the centuries it’s proved highly ineffective at safeguarding the inhabitants of the city.
There’s an excellent sculpture museum and art gallery at Castello Sforzesco; the Egyptian mummies in the Museo Egizio are impressive, too. The fortress grounds themselves are a pleasant place for an afternoon stroll.
One of the most famous buildings in Milan, the Sfrozesco Castle, which belonged to Milan’s ruling Sforza family, dates back to the 14th century. After being bombed in World War II, it was restored and, today, is a great place to get a sense of medieval and Renaissance life in Milan, thanks to collections of antique furnishings, art, and more. Follow up your visit with a walk in the park beyond.Walks of Italy Award-winning Tour Guide