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Tower of the Sforza castle in Milan.


SFORZA CASTLE, now houses the Archaeological Museum and the Pinacoteca in Milan (works by Mantegna, Lippi, Bellini ...). Originally built for purely military in the ten years between 1358 and 1368 under the rule of Galeazzo II Visconti, a century later was partially destroyed by a decision of the Republic Ambrosiana, this happened in the year 1447 and was rebuilt three years later by Francesco Sforza, including the construction of new environments. It should be noted that this was not the only time it was determined the complete demolition of the fortress, and in 1800 Napoleon demolished the Spanish contributions and again, over the late nineteenth century, turned to try to demolish, but good sense prevailed and the Castle was restored under the direction of architect Luca Beltrami.

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