SFORZA CASTLE in Milan, Italy

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October 5, 2016

Castello Sforzesco  is another sight to see in Milan and was  the  residence of the ruling families in the past.   It was built in the 15 century on the remains of  a 14th century  fortress and was  expanded many times over the centuries.   This  castle  is huge with walled grounds and  a moat ( now grass),  and today is the home of an art museum.

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Main entrance to the grounds.

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The castle extends to  both sides of the entrance.

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Another entrance to the castle grounds has a draw-bridge over the moat.

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One of the two defense towers.

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The moat is now grass  and a  driveway for utility vehicles.

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Partial family portrait of the present day  residents  of the  castle grounds.  I counted a total of 12 felines  but only 3 agreed to be photographed.

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(borrowed from the Internet)

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