The history of the town is linked to that of Napoleon who defeated the Austrian here on the 17th of November 1796. Arcole is also renowned for its asparagus, undisputed king of Veronese cuisine. A gastronomical fair is dedicated to this vegetable in May.

Must-see in Arcole

  • In order to commemorate his victory over the Austrians, Napoleon erected an obelisk at Arcole's bridge. This monument is the only one of its kind in Italy.
  • The Napoleonic Museum was opened in 1984. It houses prints, paintings and memorabilia all linked to the Age of Napoleon. The collection was donated to the museum by Gustavo Alberto Antonelli (1915 - 1996) who also designed the setting for the collection.
  • The Napoleonic Library, attached to the Civic Library, contains about 400 volumes donated by Antonelli as well as other books.
  • Church of Santa Maria dell'Anzana, dating back to the 12th century and with 16th century frescoes.
  • The 14th century Villa Pellegrini, restored by the counts of Pellegrini in the 16th century.


  • 1st Sunday in May "Commemorative March in Napoleon's Footsteps"
  • "Maggio arcolese" - a series of cultural events 
  • Asparagus festival in May
  • 3rd Sunday in September "St. John Nepomucene's Fair"

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