Castello Sforzesco

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Built in the 14th century as a fortress, rebuilt in the 15th century and then falling to ruin, this historic site was restored again following Italy’s unification in the 19th century.

It is now used to house a number of cultural institutions and civic museums, including the Pinacoteca del Castello Sforzesco, which holds Michelangelo's last sculpture, the Rondanini Pietà, Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Trivulzianus manuscript and other treasures.

Other museums and collections housed at the Castello include The Museum of Ancient Art, The Furniture Museum, The Museum of Musical Instruments, the Applied Arts Collection, The Egyptian and Prehistoric sections of the Archaeological Museum and the Achille Bertarelli Print Collection.