Milan: Castello Sforzesco and Parco Sempione area

Castello Sforzesco (Sforza Castle) used to be one of the biggest citadels in Europe; now it's home to museums and art. Situated by Parco Sempione, it's worth having a walk through the park, which is the biggest in the city. Either get the Metro to Cairoli Castello or Cadorna (both on the M1, the red line), or if you're in the Duomo area, it's only a 10 minute walk from there.

It's easy to walk around the centre of Milan as it's fairly small so unless you need to go further afield there's not really any need to hop on the Metro, especially since trains can be quite infrequent and you could be waiting up to 20 minutes for one. It's often quicker to walk it!

At the other end of the park you'll find the rather grand Arco della Pace (Arch of Peace). Also in the park there's the free Aquarium, plus Branca Tower which you can go to the top of to get another view of Milan from on high.

Definitely check out this area if you're visiting Milan! x

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