More from: Castello Sforzesco

How a Horse Fulfilled an International Dream

After the death of Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan, in 1466, his son Ludovico il Moro asked Leonardo da Vinci to create the largest equestrian statue in the world, in memory of his father. The commission was paid in advance by the court treasury superintendent, and Leonardo’s workshop, which was located where the Palazzo Reale […]


A Streetcar Named “Carrelli”

This is a story with a happy ending, without any connection to the 1951 American drama film “A Streetcar Named Desire” directed by Elia Kazan, starring Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando! This article is about another international “star,” the timeless 1920’s-style white and yellow tram, with dark and shiny teak benches and the interior illuminated […]


Exhibition

  March 2019   Please note that opening times and fees could be changed without notice. Any last minute changes will be highlighted in yellow whenever possible. On Sunday 3rd March all the following public museums are free: Castello Sforzesco, Museo del Novecento, GAM Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Acquario, Museo Archeologico, […]


A Day with Dukes and Duchesses

Looking for a cool way to spend the day this summer without having to go all over Milan? Take a trip to the Sforza Castle, one of Milan’s most popular and prized monuments, located in the center of Milan. It offers a range of activities that will keep you entertained all day including museums, art […]


Enduring Legacy

As the city comes to life with the excitement of Expo, this month Hello Milano takes a look at the rest of Milan to see what changes the event has wrought on our museums, parks and public spaces. For centuries Milan suffered in her land-locked status and ingeniously used the Navigli to sail off through […]


Street Fights in Milan

On March 22nd we celebrate the anniversary of the Cinque Giornate di Milano (The Five Days of Milan), the pitch battle fought in 1848 throughout the streets of the city between Italian residents and the occupying Austrian troops. The trouble had been brewing for years. Nationalists were agitating for Italian unification, Catholics vied for Popish […]


Cleaning up Leonardo’s fancy room

The Castello Sforzesco’s walls have been hiding a secret for over five hundred years. It’s hard to believe that underneath up to thirteen layers of whitewash (in some places), lies a lost work of art by Leonardo Da Vinci. Finally, five hundred years later, the great master’s biggest Milanese project after the Last Supper will […]


Museums

For your visit to Milan This is a list of the museums in Milan that offer some of the artistic and cultural highlights of the city. Opening days and times may vary. AEM Territory and Energy Museum Ambrosiana Art Gallery Archaeological Museum Art Collection Museum Aquarium and Municipal Hydro-Biological Station Brera National Art Gallery Castle/Museum of […]