my next stop was the 14th century Sforza Castle. it has a lot of museums and even has the last sculpture that Michelangelo created before he died. the museums all cost individual entry fees but it’s free to walk through the grounds.
I got a pretty string bracelet from this guy from Africa when I first walked in through the gates. he walked right up to me and started talking and before I could even say anything he was tying a bracelet onto my wrist. and, naïve me, my first thought was, “wow! he’s so friendly and giving me something for free!” I couldn’t get him to leave me alone after that. I told him about a dozen times that I had no money for him. I don’t think he believed me.
the castle covers a lot of ground and has a large courtyard area in the middle where tourists were flocking. I didn’t stay long.