From June 21 to September 8, 2024, the Sforzesco Castle in Milan transforms into a vibrant stage for the “Summer at the Castle” series. This summer event of great appeal offers a rich calendar of 69 live events, including concerts, theatrical performances, and dance performances. Located in the heart of the city, the castle’s Cortile delle Armi will host these evenings under the stars, making the warm Milanese summer nights a magical moment not to be missed.

Event Details

Where: Sforzesco Castle, Cortile delle Armi, Piazza Castello, Milan
When: From June 21 to September 8, 2024, from 18:00
Price: Free events and price-controlled events (tickets up to 15 euros)


The 2024 edition of “Summer at the Castle” features a wide variety of musical and theatrical genres. The schedule begins with the concert by Ariete on June 21, one of the most appreciated new voices in Italian author music, emerging from the Sanremo Festival 2023. The following weekend, the castle will relive the rock and roll era of the ’50s with the “Castle Loves Rock And Roll” evening, complete with live music, DJ sets, and dancers.
Among the artists scheduled are prominent figures such as Mike Joyce of the Smiths, Venerus, Max Cooper, and acclaimed groups like Calexico and The Cinematic Orchestra. The program also includes illustrious names from the Italian scene like Tullio De Piscopo, Yves Tumor, Marlene Kuntz, Dente, and Daniele Silvestri.

In addition to music, the program offers a rich selection of theatrical shows produced by major city theaters and emerging companies, thus strengthening the cultural fabric of Milan. Special guests will also include meetings and talks with personalities like Mario Calabresi and Massimo Recalcati, further enriching the cultural offerings of the event.

Useful Tips

Arrival: It is advisable to arrive early to avoid crowds and enjoy the evening to the fullest.
Transport: The Sforzesco Castle is easily accessible by public transport in Milan. Check the schedules and lines to plan your arrival and return best. Safety: Always follow the instructions of the staff on site to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.

“Summer at the Castle” is the perfect occasion to enjoy the historical beauties of Milan accompanied by high-quality music and art. Whether you are a resident of the city or a visitor, this series represents an unmissable opportunity to experience the Milanese summer in a unique and unforgettable way.