Castello SforzescoSeptember 6 in Italy
After getting lost on the way to the Metro we finally made our way into Milan central and the view of the Duomo as we climbed the steps of the Metro was breathtaking.
Seeing it in photos does not fully display the sheer size of the Cathedral. However this was not our first stop for the day.
We made our way to Castello Sforzesco, the core of which was built between 1358 and 1368. Originally built as a fortress, it was enlarged in the 14th and 15th centuries and was rebuilt after it was destroyed in 1447. It was rebuilt as a castle by Francesco Sforza who made himself Duke of Milan in 1450.
While not as elaborate as some of the other sites we have visited it certainly made up for that in the size of the site. It was a pleasant start to our day.Read more