Milan 2015 – Castello Sforzesco

Despite the Serbian barman telling us that the castle was “nothing special, you need to go to Serbia”…

…we popped up to the Castello Sforzeco

…built in the 15thC for Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan, who according to Machiavelli:

With the right policies and great courage, Sforza, a commoner, became Duke of Milan and, having won power with enormous effort, held on to it easily enough”.

Here is his coat of arms, which pretty much shows you what to expect…

…if you were dragged through the gateway…

…into the outer courtyard.

Now the moat is home to a gang of feral cats.