Milan: Skip-the-line Sforza Castle and Museums Private Tour

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Discover the treasures of the Sforza Castle with a guide and skip-the-line tickets to the castle museums on a guided tour in Milan. Extend your tour with private transfers and a tour of the Old Town.


  • 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 4H & 5H)


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)

Important Information

  • Please check your email the day before the tour. Private transfers and admission to Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio are not included in a 2-hour tour. With skip-the-line tickets, you will have a reserved time slot to enter the Sforza Castle Museum, so you won't have to queue for tickets on site. There are security checks. Admission is for the permanent collection, parts of the castle may be closed for renovations. Due to museum regulations, 1 licensed guide can lead a group of 1-9 people. You can book more than 1 guide for larger groups. Basilica tours during mass and special events are limited, therefore the guide may provide all information outside. The 3 and 5-hour options include an estimated 1-hour round-trip transfer from your accommodation. The exact transfer time depends on the distance and traffic. We will arrange a standard car (sedan) for groups of 1-4 people, and in a larger van for groups of 5 people and more. You can book a 5-people tour to take advantage of a larger vehicle.

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