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Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco) Tours

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Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco)
Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco) is a medieval fortress built by the Visconti dynasty that became home to Milan’s ruling Sforza family in 1450. Stark and domineering, the historic brick castle has massive round battlements, an imposing tower overlooking the central courtyard and surrounding Parco Sempione gardens, and defensive walls designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Today the castle houses a number of world-class museums and galleries.

The Basics
The castle is among the most important cultural sights in Milan, together with the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie—where Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper is located—and the Cathedral. Lines can be long to enter its museums, so book a skip-the-line tour of this vast complex to avoid a delay at the entrance or join a walking tour of the city that includes stops at some of its most famous monuments and a visit to the castle. Certain parts of the castle, including the crenellated ramparts and the covered "Ghirlanda" passage, are only accessible by private tour.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • If traveling with kids, consider taking a family-friendly tour of the castle and its museums. Kids especially enjoy the Museum of Musical Instruments and surrounding gardens.
  • Il Castello Sforzesco is open every day of the week, but the museums inside are closed on Mondays.
  • The castle is accessible to visitors with limited mobility.
  • Large bags and backpacks must be checked in the cloakroom at the entrance.

How to Get to There
Castello Sforzesco is in Piazza Castello on the edge of central Milano, which can be reached from Piazza del Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II by following Via Dante. The three nearest underground metro stops are Cairoli, Lanza, and Cadorna FN.

When to Get There
The museums offer free admission every Tuesday afternoon and the first Sunday of each month, so they’re very busy during those times. Avoid the hassle of the crowds by visiting on weekdays or Saturday.

Artistic Highlights in the Castello Sforzesco Museums
The Museum of Ancient Art holds a number of statues by Michelangelo, including the famous Pieta Rondanini. Upstairs, the Pinacoteca is home to a collection of paintings by masters including Titian and Bellini, while the adjacent Museum of Applied Arts and Museum of Musical Instruments are also worth a visit. In addition, there are excellent Egyptian and Prehistoric collections in this large museum complex.
Address: Piazza Castello, Milan 20121, Italy
Hours: Castle open daily from 7am - 7:30pm. Castle museums open Tues-Sun from 9am - 5:30pm.
Admission: Free. Admission to museums: € 5
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Sforza Castle guided tour

Sforza Castle guided tour

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Explore Milan’s grand Renaissance castle right in the middle of the city during a 2-hour guided tour. The Sforza Castle has been a symbol of the city for centuries and was once home to the powerful Visconti and Sforza families. Learn about the castle’s rich history and its various restorations from fortress to barracks to a private residence to a cultural center as you walk around and admire the grounds.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$66.16
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$66.16

Sforza Castle Private Tour for Kids & Families

Sforza Castle Private Tour for Kids & Families

Discover Milan’s history on a family-friendly tour of the Sforza Castle. This tour is designed for children to stay engaged and happy as you wander through the castle grounds and see the Ducal courtyard, the Spanish hospital, the Sala delle Asse designed by Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo’s “Pieta.” Learn about the castle’s secrets from your guide and end the tour at Parco Sempione and the Arch of Peace.
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  • 2 hours
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$150.35
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Sforza Castle and Museum Guided Tour

Sforza Castle and Museum Guided Tour

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Explore Milan’s historic Sforza Castle and museum on this guided excursion. Enjoy a tour with an official guide through the castle’s inner courtyards and around the fortress while learning about the landmark’s remarkable 600 year history. Then, head inside the castle and see experience its collection of ancient art, admire its former chapel, and gaze at Michelangelo’s final sculpture, “La Pietà Rondanini.”
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  • 2 hours
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$48.91
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Sforza Castle Express Guided Tour

Sforza Castle Express Guided Tour

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When in Milan, see the Sforza Castle! Join us on a tour of one of the most important landmarks in the city get a real taste of the medieval life. Enjoy our officially licensed tour guides’ descriptions and juicy anecdotes, the only way to truly understand the monument and not to just stand there looking at the walls. Get to know the Dukes of milan and their famous guests, among which, Leonardo Da Vinci who lived there for 17 years. The tour will take you through the inner courtyards as well as the direct surroundings of the fortress where you will get to know the life of the court and the intrigues that only this kind of places conceal.
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  • 1 hour
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$18.34
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$18.34
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Private Best of Milan Guided Tour with Duomo, La Scala Theatre and Sforza Castle

Private Best of Milan Guided Tour with Duomo, La Scala Theatre and Sforza Castle

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Discover vibrant, fashion-forward Milan with a private tour, perfect for first-time visitors. Marvel at Milan monuments like the Duomo cathedral and the 18th-century Scala theatre, then browse the designer boutiques of the historic Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping arcade or admire works by Michelangelo, Da Vinci and Bramante at the medieval Sforza Castle.
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  • 3 hours
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$227.33
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Best of Milan Experience Including Da Vinci's 'The Last Supper' or Vineyard and Milan Duomo Tour

Best of Milan Experience Including Da Vinci's 'The Last Supper' or Vineyard and Milan Duomo Tour

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Explore Milan’s top attractions on a walking tour. Led by a guide, visit the Duomo di Milano, Italy’s largest church, and enjoy your choice between skip-the-line entry to ‘The Last Supper’ or a tour of Leonardo da Vinci's Vineyard. Discover the city’s famous plazas, stroll through the fashion district, and check out popular spots with the locals. Numbers are limited to keep the experience as intimate as possible.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.35
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$128.35
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Sforza Castle and Michelangelo's Pietà Rondanini guided experience

Sforza Castle and Michelangelo's Pietà Rondanini guided experience

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Florence is not the only Renaissance city in Italy. You can still find some traces of that period in Milan as well! Unveil the last masterpiece from Michelangelo right in Sforza Castle, located in the heart of Milan. A few steps away from Duomo, the Cathedral, one of the most beautiful piece of art is resting: Pietà Rondanini by Michelangelo. He did this amazing sculpture when he was 89 years old, only a few days before his death. But it is not all about Michelangelo! Have you ever heard about his friend Leonardo Da Vinci? During the 1.5-hour guided experience with our monolingual guide you will hear many stories about him as well. Finally, every secret of the Castle is going to take life: visit the courtyard and the interior of the Castle and learn about Milan’ powerful families.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$62.55
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Milan City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Milan City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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See the most popular sights of Milan with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket good for 24 or 48 hours. Take in the views of this fashionable city from the top level of an open-air double-decker bus, from which you see the iconic Milan Duomo and the famous opera house La Scala. With three different bus routes to choose from, and opportunities to get on and off as much as you like, the city of Milan is yours to discover.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
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$26.46
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$26.46

Duomo and Sforza Castle guided experience

Duomo and Sforza Castle guided experience

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If you are looking for the symbols of Milan, located in its very city center you are in the right place: the Cathedral, as known as Duomo, and Sforza Castle. Let your guide lead you throughout the enchanting history behind the Complex. Mosaics, colorful windows, statues and pieces of art are gonna taking life during your experience. Unveil the last masterpiece from Michelangelo right in Sforza Castle. A few steps away from Duomo, one of the most beautiful pieces of art is resting: Pietà Rondanini by Michelangelo. He did this amazing sculpture when he was 89 years old, only a few days before his death. But it is not all about Michelangelo! Have you ever heard about his friend Leonardo Da Vinci? During the guided experience you will hear many stories about him as well.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$137.12
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Brera Art Gallery and Sforza Castle with Michelangelo Pietà Rondanini Private Tour

Brera Art Gallery and Sforza Castle with Michelangelo Pietà Rondanini Private Tour

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You can spend some time enjoying the artistry of Italian and foreign artists, you cannot miss a visit at the Pinacoteca of Brera. Thanks to this tour an art expert guide will take you to the most important art collections in Italy. Meet your guide at the entrance to Palazzo Brera, and start by admiring the amazing architecture. Walk through the main courtyard and walk along the magnificent arcades, then finally reach the Art Gallery where you can find examples of Raphael, Mantegna, Rembrant, just to say a few names. Once inside listen to the explanations of an art just like you! After your visit at the Pinacoteca you will take a short walk through the elegant alleyways of the Brera District and reach the Sforza Castle. The Sforza Castle is a true masterpiece, that once was the residence of the aristocrat Sforza family, and is now the main attraction of Milan. Walk along the courtyards and enjoy some leisure time as an aristocrat!
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  • 3 hours
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$242.44
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Milan: Duomo, Sforza Castle Tour 3-hour Private Guide Tour

Milan: Duomo, Sforza Castle Tour 3-hour Private Guide Tour

5Unlock the secrets of Milan's two biggest attractions with a private tour of both the Milan Cathedral and Sforza Castle. It can be daunting to step inside one of the world’s largest churches, but an expert guide shows you the Gothic cathedral’s most impressive art, artifacts, and architecture. Then, learn the fascinating history of Milan’s ducal rulers as you explore the urban castle once decorated by Renaissance masters.
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  • 3 hours
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$300.71
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Sforza Castle Treasure Hunt in Milan for Kids and Families

Sforza Castle Treasure Hunt in Milan for Kids and Families

Discover the long history of the Sforza Castle with this 2.5-hour walking tour tailored for children and families. Learn about the Visconti and Sforza families who built this Castle and made it one of the richest and most impressive courts in Europe. See the unfinished Pietà by Michelangelo and the Sala delle Asse, decorated by Leonardo Da Vinci. Visit the Ducal Courtyard, the Spanish Hospital, and walk along the largest green area of the city centre, Parco Sempione, towards the Arch of Peace where you will finish your visit. Your kid-friendly guide will involve all the family in a fun and interactive tour with an amazing treasure hunt. Your children will be bewitched and won’t forget this experience for longtime!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$207.32
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Milan Sforza Castle Private Tour for Kids & Families with Skip-the-line Tickets

Milan Sforza Castle Private Tour for Kids & Families with Skip-the-line Tickets

During this 2-hour tour you will visit the Ducal Courtyard, the Rocchetta Courtyard, the Spanish Hospital, used as infirmary during the spanish domination, the Sala delle Asse decorated by Leonardo with a network of tree branches and foliage; you will walk in the lively Parco Sempione and you will reach the Arch of Peace at the end. Games, trivia, treasures hunt and multimedia tools will make this tour a very interesting and amusing experience. Your children wil play and learn a lot thanks to our top-rated guide who will fascinate them with lots of stories and anecdotes. Join us from Tuesday to Sunday and you will never regret it!
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  • 2 hours
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$155.16
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Milan Private Tour with Skip-the-Line ticket to Sforza's Castle

Milan Private Tour with Skip-the-Line ticket to Sforza's Castle

Explore Milan on this guided private tour. See the Gothic beauty of the Piazza del Duomo, the glass roof arcade of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the Piazza della Scala, and more. Plus visit the impressive fortress of Sforza Castle to explore its museums with your guide.
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  • 2 hours
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$183.36
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$183.36
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Private tour of Sforza Castle, Triennale Palace and Branca Tower

Private tour of Sforza Castle, Triennale Palace and Branca Tower

Enjoy a private guided walk that starts from one of the most visited places in the city: the Sforza Castle. Visit the courtyards of this beautiful palace, an oasis of art and culture, while your guide will tell you all about its fascinating history and the artwork it hides. Your tour will continue through the wide Sempione Park to reach the world-famous Triennale Palace - the building that, more than any other, tells the history of Design in Milan. You'll pass through the hall and then go down to the gardens, where an amazing work of art of Giorgio de Chirico is located. Finally, you'll get the chance to the climb up the Torre Branca and enjoy a 360° view of the city center and the Arco della Pace.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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$165.03
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$165.03
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Visit Milan with Sforza Castle and La Scala Theatre skip-the-line tickets

Visit Milan with Sforza Castle and La Scala Theatre skip-the-line tickets

The guide will meet you at the Sforza Castle, the impressive 16th-century fortress that used to be one of the largest fortified citadels in Europe and today is home to the city’s civic museums. After a exploring the castle’s courtyards and gardens, you will take a lovely stroll through the bustling Milanese streets up to Brera, the artistic heart of the city, home to the renowned Academy of Fine Arts and a gallery displaying incredible artworks by the likes of Raphael, Caravaggio and Mantegna. Next stop will be Piazza Duomo, overlooked by Milan’s iconic cathedral and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, a magnificent 19th-century shopping arcade boasting impressive architectural features. The Gallery connects Piazza Duomo to the prestigious La Scala Theater, where you will visit the museum and get a sneak peek of the famous stage used by some of the world’s most famous artists.
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  • 3 hours
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$233.35
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Brera Art Gallery & Sforza Castle Museums, including Da Vinci's Sala Delle Asse

Brera Art Gallery & Sforza Castle Museums, including Da Vinci's Sala Delle Asse

Milan is one of the main artistic centres of Italy. If you are passing by Milan and want to discover the magnificent collection of paintings, don’t miss the opportunity to do so with an expert guide. Your guide will take at the Sforza Castle. Enjoy some leisure time walking along the many courtyards of the caste built for an aristocrat family of Milan.After your visit in the Castle you will walk through the tiny alleyways of the district and reach the Pinacoteca Brera, which is an important art gallery with examples of the artistry of many famous artists, from Raphael to Rembrant. The art gallery is contained in the Palazzo Brera a work of architecture in the bohemian Brera District. Before you go to gallery, walk along the courtyard and admire the magnificent walls and arcades surrounding you.
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  • 3 hours
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$215.31
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Brera Art Gallery and Sforza Castle Private Tour with Expert Guide

Brera Art Gallery and Sforza Castle Private Tour with Expert Guide

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Discover the masterpieces of the Brera Gallery and Sforza Castle on this 3-hour guided tour. Observe works of art from masters like Raphael, Mantegna, Modigliani, Rembrandt, and more and learn about each work of art from your informative guide to appreciate these masterpieces. Then head to the Brera district to Sforza Castle and learn about Milan’s history while wandering through the beautiful courtyard.
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  • 3 hours
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$227.33
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$227.33
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Milan Segway Tour

Milan Segway Tour

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Cruise through the streets of Milan on this Segway tour of one of Italy’s most popular cities. Once you’ve mastered the self-balancing, 2-wheeled machine, take off and explore the landmarks of this fashion and commerce capital. Your guide takes you past the Sforzesco Castle, Piazza del Duomo, and La Scala opera house. And you even have a chance to scope out the top street for shopping as you make your way down Corso Vittorio Emanuele II. With a cap of eight people, this Segway tour is guaranteed to offer a personalized experience to travelers who want to explore Milan.
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  • 3 hours
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$70.97
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$70.97
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Milan - Last Supper, the Duomo & Sforzesco Castle private tour

Milan - Last Supper, the Duomo & Sforzesco Castle private tour

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Visit the Last Supper, Castel Sforzesco, Duomo's Terraces with a specialized licensed guide and get to know all the facts about Milan's most important and requested monuments. All about this experience: - there is no starting time for this tour and it will be communicated to you after I confirm the booking (due to the Last Supper reservation, they can let us visit the room between 9 am and 6 pm, it is the most requested museum in the city, so prepare for a flexible schedule, I recommend to book this before other activities). - If the Last Supper reservation will be in the morning we will start from there and proceed with the Sforzesco Castle and the Duomo. If it is in the afternoon we will start with the Duomo. - flexible duration from 4 to 5 hours - this tour can be offered in English, French, German, Russian or Italian. - All the tickets are included. - No refund in any case. - For any questions feel free to ask! Best regards.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$625.87
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$625.87
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Battlements and Guards' Chamber at the Sforzesco Castle

Battlements and Guards' Chamber at the Sforzesco Castle

Explore parts of the Sforza Castle in Milan normally closed to the public with this 1.5-hour tour of the battlements and guards' chamber. Learn about the history of the fortified structure as you climb on top of the defensive walls and see inside the two main towers.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$24.45
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$24.45

Highlights of Milan Bike Tour

Highlights of Milan Bike Tour

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See Milan from another perspective with this exciting guided bicycle tour of Italy's fashion capital. Opt to take the tour in the morning, afternoon or evening and then hop on a mountain bike to tour the city. With your guide leading the way, pedal past some of the city's main attractions, such as the Duomo and the Sforza Castle, as well as off-the-beaten path landmarks. Numbers are limited to ten on this small-group Milan bike tour, ensuring you’ll see the sights with personalized attention from your guide.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$48.11
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$48.11
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Last Supper Ticket and Milan Half-Day Tour

Last Supper Ticket and Milan Half-Day Tour

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Explore the city of Milan and Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, Last Supper, on this half-day tour. Visit the main attractions of the city including the Duomo, Galleria Vittorio Emmanuele, and Sforza Castle and learn the history of each attraction. Head to Santa Maria delle Grazie and skip the line to admire the masterpiece of the Last Supper as you listen to informative commentary about the piece and the artist.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$162.38
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$162.38
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Milan City Center Walking Tour with Local Guide & Fast Entry to Duomo Cathedral

Milan City Center Walking Tour with Local Guide & Fast Entry to Duomo Cathedral

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Sforzesco Castle and Milan Cathedral are two of the most popular sites of interest in Milan, but without a guide their rich histories can be hidden. This convenient walking tour makes it possible to check both off your list in a day, plus take in other Milan landmarks such as the medieval Piazza Mercanti, Piazza della Scala, and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
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  • 3 hours
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$58.94
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Historic Milan Tour with Skip-the-Line Last Supper Ticket

Historic Milan Tour with Skip-the-Line Last Supper Ticket

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Explore Milan's most significant historical landmarks, including skip-the-line access to da Vinci's 'The Last Supper', during this walking tour. With your local art historian guide, visit sites like Sforza Castle, the Scala Theater, Piazza dei Mercanti, and the Duomo. View 'The Last Supper', Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece, without waiting in the general admission line. All entrance fees are included on this small-group walking tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.01
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Milan Hidden Treasures Bike Tour

Milan Hidden Treasures Bike Tour

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Pedal off the beaten path on a 3-hour bike tour of Milan’s tucked-away treasures. See many of the city center’s iconic highlights, and then venture into a less-visited neighborhood for a glimpse into real Milanese life. Hear local legends and enjoy the freedom and flexibility of traveling by bike. Stop at a typical Italian café to refuel with delectable ice cream, espresso or a cocktail.
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  • 3 hours
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$42.10
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What are Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco) hours of operation?
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Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco) hours of operation: Castle open daily from 7am - 7:30pm. Castle museums open Tues-Sun from 9am - 5:30pm.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 108 Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco) 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco) costs USD 66.16. Guided Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco) tours start around USD 66.16 per person. See all 108 Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco) tickets and tours on Viator.
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