If you missed my first post about our Milan trip you can catch up HERE!
We left Wiesbaden at around midnight on Friday night and finally pulled into Milan (after a nice, long breakfast stop in Switzerland) around 9 am. We had a little free time and then we began our guided tour of the city. There is just so much history in Milan. I wish I could have written down and/or remembered more of what we learned.
The first place on our tour was Castello Sforzesco! The original fortress at the location was built in the 14th century when Milan was still a Dukedom ruled by the Visconti family. It was then added to in the 15th century when the Sforza Family took power of the Dukedom. Today the castle is open for the public to explore. As well, it contains several different museums.
Another fun fact about this castle is that Davinci was commissioned to do some frescos here! We didn’t see them, though. His painting of The Last Supper is also another attraction in Milan. Might just have to go back to see some of his artwork in person someday!
It was so much fun to visit the castle! To be honest, until the tour started and she told us it was a castle I didn’t even realize that it was! (So much for pre-trip research!) It was definitely a lot different than the types of castles we have seen and visited in Germany! It was such a fun experience and I am so glad that we had a tour guide to tell us all about the history and significance of different things!
To see the entire album of the Castle click HERE.