Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Castelo Esforzeco: A Fortified Museum Complex (Sophisticated Milan Series 15 )

Castelo Esforzeco
A Fortified Museum Complex
Sophisticated Milan Series 15  

Sforza Castle or the Castello Sforzesco in Milan,
was built in the 15th century by Francesco Sforza
the Duke of Milan, atop a 14th-century fortification.

It was one of the largest citadels in
Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries.

The castle is quadrangular in shape with two square
 towers called Torre della Corte in the northern side,

 …while the western one is called ''Torre del Tesoro

The castle has an ogival gate which was
once accessed through a drawbridge.

The Sforzesco Castle has long 
ceased to be a fortress castle-

...and now hosts several museums like the Museo d'Arte Antica,
the Museo della Preistoria, and the Archaeological Museum.

The castle also boasts a collection of sculptures-

....and priceless paintings,

...and murals,

... from the Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages 
and the Renaissance periods..

A most visits id the ceiling of 
the Castelo Esforzeco Sala- 

... decorated with classic frescoes 
 done by Leonardo da Vinci.

 The massive exhibits in the museums
based at the Castelo Esforzeco 

...makes it a must visit place 
for any Milan tourist.

Missing the Castelo Esforzeco is like-

visiting Paris without seeing the Louvre.

Read my other Milan Series

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