After a couple of weeks, we return to our series Stock Photos Weekly with a collection of pictures from the beautiful historic city of Milan in northern Italy. All of this week’s photos come from a very specific place which is the 14th-century Sforza Castle.
The Castle is located at the edge of the historic city centre and connected to the famous Milan Cathedral (Duomo di Milano) by a long avenue. Sforza Castle was built and long used by the local lords who continuously modified and renovated the residence. However, the origins of the castle date back to the latter half of the 14th century and it obtained most of its characteristic looks during the following two centuries.
As you can see in some of the images, the facades visible from the inner yards are richly and uniquely decorated. These and other designs that can be seen at the castle were created by some of the most internationally recognised Italian artists of all times including Leonardo da Vinci who frescoed several of the rooms.
In the present day, various museums such as The Museum of Ancient Art and The Antique Furniture & Wooden Sculpture Museum are housed in the castle. On the opposite side of the castle from the city centre, there is the largest public park in Milan with several interesting attractions and the beautiful Arch of Peace (Arco della Pace) on its furthermost end from Sforza Castle.
That was just a little bit of background information regarding the palace itself and its surroundings. Now is the time to discover this week’s pictures from Trevl Photos. You are welcome to use them in your creative works but please, do not forget to mention where you got them.
I hope you liked the images. If you did, do not be shy and share them with your friends and colleagues who might find them useful. More stock photos from Milan are coming in a week but before then, we have a plenty of more content ready for you. Tomorrow, we are going to look at some of the prettiest portals that you can find in Stockholm’s Old Town and later during the week, we are going to take a closer look at more historical places in the Swedish capital.