Museo Di Castle VecchioCurrently Closed
- Address: Corso Castelvecchio, 2, 37121 Verona, Italy
- Timings: 08:30 am - 07:30 pm Details
- Phone: +39-0458062611
- Ticket Price: 6 EUR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art Museum, Castle, Architecture , Sculpture
Museo Di Castle Vecchio - Review
Built during the 14th century by the Scalla family, the castle was used as barracks during the war. After which massive restoration followed by an architect Carlo Scarpa and the castle was revived into a Museum- a very important event for the museum sciences.
Museo di castlevecchio is Verona’s largest museum housing a variety of sculptures, frescos and paintings most of which pertain to a religious or spiritual theme.
Some of the sculptures are:
- "Crucifix", a 14th-century tuff work by the Master of Sant'Anastasia
- Sepulchre of the Sts. Sergius and Bacchus, basrelief from 1179.
- Equestrian statue of Cangrande I della Scala, coming from complex of the Scaliger Tombs
The paintings are nothing less than being life like! Some of the must see are:
- Madonna of the Quail by Pisanello
- Madonna with Child by Gentile Bellini
- Madonna of the Oak by Girolamo dai Libri
- Holy Family by Andrea Mantegna
Apart from the skilfully sculpted artefacts and the beautiful paintings, the castle itself is an architectural marvel adding to the charm of the castle is its surroundings. One should not miss the breath taking view of Adige River from the castle.
Museo Di Castle Vecchio Information
- Use Verona card for a free entry, if you plan to visit several other sights too.
- Most of the places can be walked to in Verona.
Museo Di Castle Vecchio Ticket Prices
- Special price for student- 4.50 Euro
- Special price for a group of 15 or above- 4.50 Euro
- Ticket window is closed on Monday.
How To reach Museo Di Castle Vecchio by Public Transport
- Bus: 83 metres from the castle, line 21-24, 31-4, 41, 42, 61, 62, 91-95, 173.
- Train: 1.5 km from the castle.
Restaurants Near Museo Di Castle Vecchio
- Al Pompiere, Bottega del vino
- II Desco, Pizzaria du de cope
- Courte Farina
- Osterio sottoriva
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Things to Know Before Visiting Museo Di Castle Vecchio
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56.65% of people start their Museo Di Castle Vecchio visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Museo Di Castle Vecchio
80.55% of people prefer walking in order to reach Museo Di Castle Vecchio
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Museo Di Castle Vecchio, Verona Reviews
Big castle with a lot of paintings and artifacts on exhibit. There's a small entrance fee but the good thing is: there's no queing like with the Arena. And compared to the Arena there's much more to see. It took us 2 hours to see everything on display at the castle while at the Arena we'd seen all in ten minutes. And from the castle you also have a great view over the river and Verona.
I personally found it very interesting to see this bagnificent castle at the heart of Verona. I recommend paying it a visit and enjoying the view from up there. The balcony that Juliet was standing on, yearning for Romeo can also be seen.
The bridge is amazing and a great place to relax and take photos of the city. We choose to visit the museum as well. You are not allowed to bring bags and backpacks inside, but they have a locker. The museum was beautiful, it is located in the whole Castelvecchio. You get to go upstairs and have a great view of the city. We ended up being there for 2 hours. I recommend it! You also have a bathroom inside.
We only went in the Museum because we thought we could only access the Castelvecchio bridge from there. Little did we know the bridge is readily accessible from outside. The Museum was ok but it wasn't great, lots of paintings and religious figures. What I liked is it gave us access to some areas of the castle where we wouldn't have gone if we hadn't got the ticket. The ticket itself didn't cost that much and the museum wasn't crowded so I'd say its worth visiting still.
There is a lovely little roof garden by the clock tower I spent a lot of time in. Interesting paintings, many old with odd faces which are a good laugh. Interesting painting depicting the story of orpheus. I enjoyed this.