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Sforzesco Castle

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Milan, Italy.

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Milan's Sforzesco Castle sits moody and magnificent in the centre of the Lombardian capital. Soldier of fortune Francesco Sforza began work on the battlements in the 14th century. After his death, a succession of patrons added aristocratic embellishments, hiring the cream of Renaissance Italy's artisans, from Leonardo da Vinci down.

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