Guided tours

Tours for individuals and groups

Guided tours of the Secret Routes

The Castle is an interesting example of defensive architecture: with its high walls, towers, ramparts, moats and even the Covered Road of the Ghirlanda, a passage connecting two different rings of defensive walls.
The walkways along the ramparts and the Covered Road of the Ghirlanda are accessible only with a guided tour and accompanied by the Castle staff.
Access restrictions
Entrance is not permitted to children under 10-years old.
Both tours are not accessible to wheelchair users. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The tour of the Covered road of the Ghirlanda is not suitable for people suffering from claustrophobia.
The tour of the battlements is not suitable for people with mobility issues or heart diseases.

Battlements and guards’ chamber at the Sforza Castle

The battlements are ramparts with patrolling function connecting the many towers of the Castle: with our exclusive tour you’ll be able to access these quarters of the Castle, usually closed to the public, to discover their secrets and enjoy a beautiful sight of the city!
The Covered  Road of the Ghirlanda and  The Castle's Battlements tours in english available on demand

Book your tour with Ad Artem and Opera d’Arte

Castle's Treasures

As a new addition to our 2018 program, every saturday afternoon at 3 pm we offer The Castle's treasures, a tour of its museums in order to discover, across its richly adorned halls, exceptional treasures of art such as heirlooms, paintings, sculptures, tapestries and much more.
The tour will embrace the following Castle museums: Museo d’Arte Antica, Museo dei Mobili e delle Scuture lignee, Pinacoteca, Museo degli Strumenti Musicali, Museo delle Arti Decorative, Museo Pietà Rondanini-Michelangelo.
The visitors will have the chance to admire some of the most beautiful artworks in the Castle, among which can be mentioned Bernabò Visconti's funerary monument, the remains of the Santa Maria di Brera church, the Gonfalone of the Comune of Milano, the duke's treasure, the “camera picta” featuring the stories of Griselda, Andrea Mantegna's enthroned Madonna between saints, portraits painted by Lorenzo Lotto and Tiziano, landscape views by Canaletto, the Trivulzio tapestry.
The grand finale of the tour will be a view of the Rondanini Pietà by Michelangelo.

Estimated duration: 90 minutes
The tour is bilingual English-Italian

Info and bookings

Ad Artem, tel. (+39) 02.6597728
e-mail  [email protected],

Opera d'Arte, tel. (+39) 02.45487400  (Mon-Fri, 9.-17), mobile (+39) 392 9480579 (Sat - Sun, 9-13)
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