Museo di Castelvecchio, Verona

4.4
World heritage site · Castle · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Explore a small-but-varied collection of medieval paintings, sculptures, weapons, and ornamental objects alongside modern art at Museo di Castelvecchio, housed in the 14th century castle of the same name. Between 1959 and 1973, modernist architect Carlo Scarpa restored and enhanced the castle, adding his own features and creating special fixtures to hold some of the artworks. The layout resembles a modern art gallery, rather than a historical museum, with ample space to appreciate each artifact. A fortified, red-brick bridge attached to the castle provides sweeping views of the river and surrounding countryside. Using our world travel planner, Verona attractions like Museo di Castelvecchio can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • While this Museum is no different from all the other museums in Italy, this one has a particular feeling that sets it apart from all the other ones I have visited....the fact that it is in a small...  more »
  • We started our visits in Verona at Castelvecchio. And we underestimated it. We love museums and castles but we imagined that a tour of about one hour would be enough.. For those like us, it's a...  more »
  • Art museum, mostly Christian art. Well worth the 6 euros entrance, some of the old paintings would give Dali a run for his money for weirdness. Worth a visit but be prepared for an overload of...  more »
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  • Very interesting, right on the river with amazing artifacts and religious paintings. The museum oozes authenticity, so not only are the pieces amazing but the building and its history as well. You feel like you are stepping back in time. The staff is very helpful also, you can wander as long as you like ...
  • Such a wonderful building. It cost €6 per person I believe. They had cheaper prices for children. The castle is impressive in scale and the artwork within is astounding. If you do have children with you, if you walk over the bridge crossing, you can visit a small play area and a very shallow water feature. It is clean, well maintained and close to the Arena. Highly recommended for everyone to visit.
  • The museum ticket gives access to the battlements which have some great views. The misusing itself is moderately interesting in parts, but would benefit (for us) from more English. There are a lot of unmarked steps which do not lead anywhere before the ones that do (which are also unmarked)!
  • Impressive museum, huge collections and beautiful place. You can enjoy a beautiful view of the bridge from the museum. The paintings are very well conservated. The museum is so big that you are not close to the other tourists, that’s really nice
  • The building itself was quite picturesque, and had some good views of the town and of a bridge crossing the river. But the content of the museum was mainly religious frescos and sculptures, which after a few rooms got a bit repetitive. More of an art stop than historical. Worth a visit if you have the Verona Card 24Hr 20€.

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