Castello Sforzesco, Milan

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The Sforzesco Castle, or the Castello Sforzesco is one of the best-known historical buildings in Milan, witness of several historical events in the past centuries. The castle was demolished and rebuilt many times over the centuries. Today, after having been restored and embellished, it has become a symbol of the city itself and of its history.

History of the Castello Sforzesco

A small fortress known as Porta Giovia was built in the area in the year 1360, close to the medieval walls of Milan, which also included a gate with the same name. The fortress was built by Galeazzo II Visconti, who wanted it as a defense structure. 

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