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A visit to the Castelvecchio Museum in Verona

Here is one of the most beautiful things to do in Verona

 Are you thinking about what to visit in Italy in this period? Well this is the article you were looking for, as here  I will tell you about what to do in Verona and in particular I present  the Castelvecchio Museum with its beautiful art collections. As well as presenting you the incredible collections of this place I will give you some tips about your visit and I’ll explain how to reach it. Also, I would like to inform you about some of the structures I recommend  for your  overnight stay during your visit.

The Castelvecchio Museum

The museum is housed inside the castle built between 1354 and 1356 by Cangrande II of the Scala for control over the northern access of the city on the Adige.

The structure is divided into two parts: the parade grounds and the palace. The first is to the east and is surrounded by crenellated walls and 7 towers. To the west is the residential area with the Palace. A three-arch bridge crosses the Adige and connects the castle to the left bank where the town of Campagnola is located.

Let me explain, in 1923, when the Italian State granted the use to the City of Verona, from military barracks it becomes a museum. Here are exhibited important collections of medieval, Renaissance and modern art up to the the eighteenth century. The restoration of the structure, begun in the late 1950s, was developed by the director Licisco Magagnato and the designer Carlo Scarpa. Today there are 29 exhibition halls for a total of 622 exhibited works. Here you can see:

  •  paintings
  •  sculptures
  •  archaeological finds
  •  weapons.

Within the medieval building there are the Drawing and Printing Cabinet and the Numismatic Cabinet. There are also a general archive, a photo library, a temporary exhibition hall, craftsmanship workshops and technical and administrative offices. In the exhibition space is also the bookshop where you can buy exhibition catalogs. The Museum of Castelvecchio is the ideal place for those who are looking for a place to visit in Italy and above all what to do in Verona.

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Ticket information

Now look at this: the ticket for the entrance to the museum costs 6 €. They are available at a reduced price of € 4.50 for groups of 15 and older people over the age of 60. For schools and children aged 8 to 14, they can access the exhibition site at a cost of € 1. In addition, there are cumulative tickets to visit, also in Verona, the Lapidario Maffeiano Museum at 7 € for the whole ticket and 5 € for the reduced. As far as access times are concerned, they are from 1:30 pm to 7:30 pm and from Tuesday to Sunday from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm. The last possible entry is at 18.45.

How to get there and where to stay

Verona is located in  Veneto and is easily accessible from the major Italian cities via the A4 Milano-Venezia motorway or the A22 Modena-Brennero aeroporto. The city airport is Valerio Catullo. From here there are bus and taxi connections to  the railway station. This is Verona Porta Nuova and is served by the Milan-Venice, Bologna-Brennero and Verona-Mantova-Modena railway lines. From there,  there are bus lines to reach the museum that is located in the historic center.

Here is another thing: during your stay in these beautiful places I suggest you book at Hotel San Luca in the city center at a cost of 90 € per night. Otherwise I suggest the B & B Alla Galleria at a cost of 65 €.

As you have seen there are many opportunities to discover new interesting things at the Castelvecchio Museum. What are you waiting for? Now you know what to see in Italy and what to do in Verona.

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