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“One of the best preserved medieval castles in Lombardy”
Review of Rocca Sforzesca

Rocca Sforzesca
Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Soncino
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

La Rocca Sforcesca is a must see castle for any castle enthusiasts. Along with the city walls it represents a fine example of medieval Italian military architecture. Visitors can walk along the walls and admire the frescos on the tower ceilings as well as the Ghibellin merlons.

Thank Tamas K
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

You can easily have too much of castles, but even if you never visit another one, the great Rocca Sforzesca is truly worth seeing. It is wonderfully preserved and you can explore the dank dungeons, stroll on the battlements and easily climb to the top of the highest tower. Children will love it - it is a place of fairy tales and magic. There's a nice cool bar nearby, too.

Thank Samuel007
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

TO SEE: the small village in Soncino, the beautiful and majestic Rocca Sforzesca, the basement, the mill and the Museum of printing. The entrance costs 5€, without guidance, following explanatory signs that there are along the route you can climb up the towers. The castle is bare inside but is well preserved. More info on my blog: goo.gl/guIZYn

Thank Moira R
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

This castle is not on a hill, but rather on the edge of town surrounded by more modern buildings. Admission prices are very reasonable and are even discounted further in the middle of the week. We enjoyed our visit and especially liked climbing up the towers (it's nice that in the restoration they have improved a couple staircases with sturdy, even steps). There are portions of "fresco" painting visible where the chapel was formerly. In addition, there is a furnished bedroom from that time period. We also enjoyed being able to walk in the moat around the castle.

Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

The castle was built around 1470 and is all brick. Inside is a little poor but worth seeing (the medieval bedroom is quite nice). Also you can see the whole village from the top. Inside are two museums that are ok. The ticket price includes entrance at museo del stampa and another small medieval situated near the cathedral. Some scenes of the movie Lady hawk were filmed at Rocca Sforzesca.

Thank vicentiuj
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