Sforzesco Castle is famous in the whole of Italy but, above all, in Milan where it´s currently located. It was built in a record time of ten years between 1358 and 1368 and, today, it represents a symbol of the city.
It suffered various attacks from its finalization, but it was always remodelled and rebuilt for its preservation. One of the people in charge of its reconstruction, in the 15th century, was Francesco Sforza and it gets its name from there.
The major tower of the building is called Filarete and it´s situated just above the main entrance, giving it importance and relevance. Further back there´s the tower of Bona di Savoia and, on the other side, there´s the area known as the Rocchetta and it´s a fortified part inside the castle, where they could take refuge in war times.
The interesting thing about this construction inside the castle is that it holds a very important painting, "Argus" from the most famous and recognized architect from the Renaissance, signore Donato di Angelo di Pascuccio (or Bramante, as he was known at that time).
And there´s also another important piece inside the Sforzesco Castle, but there isn´t any confirmation. It´s believed that the work painted in fresco in one of the rooms, the Sala delle Asse, was painted by Leonardo da Vinci. If it´s true, the castle would be even more valued and loved by tourists.
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