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The main tower of the Sforza Castle is untitled to Antonio Averlino (or Averulino, c. 1400-1469), knicknamed il Filarete or "lover of virtues".

An architect from Florence, he played an important part in the diffusion of early Renaissance style. In Milan Filarete built the Sforza's public hospital, now the State University.

This tower, instead, has nothing to do with il Filarete, as can be seen from the big bas-relief showing the second king of Italy, Umberto I (1844-1900).

Castello Sforzesco

Piazza Castello 
Castello district
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