Found project: Castello Sforzesco


    Project : Castello Sforzesco

    Language variant : Sforza Castle

    Architect : Visconti, Galeazzo II (comm. (1st building phase))

    Completion: 1370 (1st building phase – cirka)

    Locality : Milano

    Country : Italy

    Building style : Gothic

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    Description :

    “Built in 1368 by Galeazzo II Visconti as a fortress, the Sforza castle was enlarged in the 14th century by Gian Galeazzo and then by Filippo Maria, who transformed it into a splendid ducal palace. It was partly demolished in 1447 during the Ambrosian Republic. Francesco Sforza, who became lord of Milan in 1450, and his son Lodovico il Moro made the castle the home of one of the most magnificent courts in Renaissance Italy, graced by Bramante and Leonardo da Vinci. Under Spanish and Austrian domination, the Castello went into gradual decline, as it resumed its original military function. It was saved from demolition by the architect Luca Bertrami, who from 1893 to 1904 restored it and converted it into an important museum centre.”

    Eyewitness Travel – Milan and the Lakes, DK, 2007, p. 64.

    Ed. Katriina Puputti



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