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In order to fight any further diffusion of COVID-19, public and private meetings are strongly discouraged in all the country.
People must stay at home. A distance of a meter or so is kept in case of any personal encounters. Webcams have temporarily become the default communication tool.
Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, exhibitions, theaters, concert halls and cinemas are closed till Monday, April 13 at least; so are schools and universities. Supermarkets, pharmacies, tobacconists and computer shops are allowed to make exceptions to the rule. Sport events have been suspended at all. More official news here.

 
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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