Sforzesco Castle, one of the most famous monuments in Milan, has seen long historical vicissitudes during the past years. It was demolished, then rebuilt several times, embellished and restored to become a symbol of both happy and dramatic events that are to be found in the historical background of the city. Sforzesco Castle today represents one of the most interesting and entertaining arts centres in Milan, housing several important art and history museums and libraries. Admission to the castle is free of charge, except entrance to museums. One of the top object - last sculpture by Michelangelo - Pieta Rondanini.
Each year there are few special days when state owned museums in Italy are open with free admission.
Explore art collections of Intesa Sanpaolo bank in Galleria d'Italia located in the historical heart of Milan. Historical building of the bank is transformed into an exhibition venue presenting its art collections to public. Free entrance.
On DomenicAspasso Sundays tens of thousands of people attend special events and visit various cultural sites that are open especially for this occasion. This is a unique opportunity to see interesting places and sites and with free admission. On 2013 the dates of the DomenicAspasso are the following: March 17th, April 7th, May 12th, June 9th, July 14th, September 8th, October 13th and November 17th. For other dates check www.tourism.milan.it.
Modern Art Gallery (www.gam-milano.com) in Milan displays works of 18th and 19th century artists. The gallery is housed in a beautiful villa on Via Palestro with romantic English garden beside it. Free entrance.
Museo del Novecento is the youngest member in Milan's art family and bears witness to the history of Italian art from the Avantgarde at the beginning of XXth Century to nowadays. Free admission every Friday after 15:30 and every day during two last hours before the closure.
Costume Moda Imagine - a museum dedicated to the history of fashion. Located in Palazzo Morando it offers not only the important collections of fabrics, garments and accessories , but you also find a possibility to experiment and study fashion in all its forms. Free admission.
The Astronomical Observatory of Brera, whose offices are inside the ancient Palazzo Brera, is the oldest institute of scientific research of the city. The Section of History of Physics of the Institute of Applied General Physics of the University of Milan put on the Permanent Exhibition of the ancient astronomical instruments that belonged to the Observatory. Entrance for permanent exhibition is free of charge, from Mon-Fri 9:00-16:30.