Castelvecchio & Museum

The great and most spectacular medieval edifice in Verona.

It was constructed on the banks of the Adige by Cangrande II della Scala in 1354 in order to defend Verona’s people and also to have a possible escape-route northwards where his Austrian relatives lived.

If you look at it closely, the Ponte Scaligero, with its red-brick walls and soaring arches, is asymmetrical and slopes down towards the Adige’s left bank, so as to facilitate a quick “get-away” to the country-side.

The main restoration of the castle, in 1957, made by the architect Carlo Scarpa and by the director of the museum Licisco Magagnato, gave the museum its actual structure, with 29 rooms of paintings, sculptures, weapons and more,  from 1300 to 1700.

Address: Corso Castelvecchio, 2 - 37121 Verona.

Opening hours
: every day 8,30­- 19,30­; Monday 13,30­-19,30

Prices: Standard € 6.00 – Reduced € 4.50 (groups minimum 20 persons, students 14-30 years old and over 60) – € 1.00 (Schools and young people 8 - 13 years old ) - € 1.00 the 1° Sunday of the month for everyone (from January to May and from October to December) – Free entrance  with the Verona Card.

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Accessibility: Partly accessible for accompained people using wheelchair  

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