Discover the secrets and treasures of the Sforza Castle with a 5-Star Licensed Guide and skip-the-line tickets to the castle museums. Extended options: private transport and guided tour of Milan’s Old Town with a visit to the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio.

  • Visit the Sforza Castle and Museums with a 5-Star Licensed Guide
  • Jump ahead of the queue thanks to skip-the-line tickets
  • See the last work of Michelangelo and other unique monuments and artworks
  • Explore Milan’s Old Town and visit Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio (only in 4 and 5-hour options)
  • Enjoy private car transfers from your accommodation (only in 3 and 5-hour options)

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Activity details

  • 2 - 5 Hours
  • Private TourExclusive only for you
  • Just buy and we instantly organizeYour booking ensure the tour is already fully organized, just come and enjoy!
  • Live GuideEnglish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish
  • Car Transport with Walking Tour
  • Skip The Line Tickets for Priority Access
Full description

Join this exclusive tour to visit Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco), including its 9 civic museums. Explore the historic fortress, museum exhibits and art collections while listening to expert commentary by your 5-Stars Private Guide. Immerse yourself in the history and cultural heritage of Milan!

Choose the 2-hour option to visit Sforza Castle with skip-the-line tickets that allow you to dodge the crowds and go straight inside the grand castle complex. Hear interesting facts about the castle’s history and Romanesque-style architecture as you explore its inner courtyards and marvel at the iconic Filarete Tower, which is a symbol of Milan.

During the tour you will explore the nooks and crannies of the Sforza Castle, including the large Courtyard of Arms, the Spanish Hospital, Ducal Rooms, Sala delle Asse, the Ducal Chapel, the Treasure Room and more. The castle is filled with rare works of art and historic artifacts, such as a collection of armory, antique furniture and musical instruments. Among its highlights you will discover the last unfinished work by Michelangelo Buonarroti, Andrea Mantegna’s Trivulzio Madonna, a room painted by Leonardo da Vinci and many masterpieces by Canaletto, Titian and Tintoretto.

Choose the 3-hour option to take advantage of private transportation on your visit to Castello Sforzesco. This option includes a 2-hour tour and 1-hour round-trip transfer between the castle and your accommodation. Enjoy the convenient pickup and drop-off service by private car instead of wasting time walking or riding public transport.

Choose the 4-hour option to visit Sforza Castle and another architectural monument – the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio, which is one of the oldest and most important church in Milan. During this extended tour you will learn more about Milanese history and see some highlights of the Old Town, including Santa Maria delle Grazie. Follow in the footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci. Hear the legend of the Devil’s Column and step inside the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio to explore its numerous chapels and works of art. With over 1,600 years of history, the basilica is one of Milan’s most important monuments.

Choose the 5-hour option for private car transfers with an extended 4-hour tour of Sforza Castle and the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio. This option allows you to enjoy the full itinerary with an additional service of a pickup and drop-off at your accommodation by private car. We will organize a suitable vehicle exclusively for your group so other tourists will not disturb your experience.

  • Private Tour of Sforza Castle and Museums and the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio (number of attractions depends on the selected option)
  • 5-Star Licensed Guide who is fluent in your chosen language
  • Skip-the-line tickets to Sforza Castle Museums (all options)
  • Free admission to the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio (only in 4 and 5-hour options)
  • Pickup and drop-off by private car (only in 3 and 5-hour options)
  • Free admission to the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio (in 2 and 3-hour options)
  • Pickup and drop-off by private car (in 2 and 4-hour options)

Important information

Meeting point

Meet your guide by the sculpture of the Needle, Thread and Knot, Piazzale Luigi Cadorna, 20123 Milano MI, Italy

Pickup and drop-off by private car (only in 3 and 5-hour options)

Important information

What you should know

  • Please check your email the day before the tour to receive important information.
  • ]Please note that the number of attractions depends on the selected option. Private transfers and a guided tour of the Old Town (including a visit to the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio) are not included in the basic 2-hour option.
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the Sforza Castle Museums grant you immediate entry at your booked time, without waiting in line at the ticket office. Entry may be delayed by mandatory security checks.
  • Headphones/microphone systems will be provided for groups larger than 10 people inside the Sforza Castle.
    Tours inside the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio during scheduled events (such as the daily, Sunday and holiday masses) are limited, so the entire or parts of the building may be closed on your visit.
  • The 3 and 5-hour options include an estimated 1-hour transfer time between the meeting point and the accommodation address provided when booking. Please note that the transfer time quoted is for information purposes only and can take longer or shorter depending on the location of your Milan accommodation.
  • We will arrange private transfers in a standard car (sedan) for groups of 1-4 people, and in a larger van or minibus for groups of 5 people and more. If you’re traveling in a smaller group but want to travel in a more spacious car, we recommend booking a 5-people tour to take advantage of a larger vehicle.