The Castello Sforzesco houses a collection of small museums, which are all accessible with the same ticket and will keep you occupied for quite some time:
- Antique Furniture & Wooden Sculpture Museum
- Applied Arts Collection
- Archaeological Museum (with Egyptian and Prehistoric sections)
- Museum of Ancient Art
- Museum of Musical Instruments
- Pinacoteca (Picture Gallery)
Highlights of the collection are Michelangelo’s last sculpture, on which he was working until days before his death, la Rondanini Pietà, and the masterpieces in the Pinacoteca by Mantegna, Canaletto and Tintoretto.
The Castello Sforzesco itself is an imposing building, situated at the edge of the beautiful Parco Sempione and easily reachable by foot from the Piazza Duomo by following Via Dante. The origins of the castle date back as far as 1450, but the turbulent history of Milan has made sure that many alterations have been made during its existence.