Castelvecchio Museum

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Basic info

Type of attraction


Italian name

Museo Civico di Castelvecchio


Corso Castelvecchio, 2, 37121 Verona

+39 045 8062611

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How to visit


Adult (26 to 65): 9,00€
Senior (over 65): 6,00€
Young Adult (18 to 25): 2,00€
Children & Young (under 18): Free*

*For children under 14 only if accompanied by an adult.

Free access
Opening times

Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

Last Admission: 5:15 pm

Closing days
  • Mondays
  • December 25 & January 1

Corso Castelvecchio, 2, 37121 Verona

Public transports

From Catullo Verona Airport:
Bus 199
+ 4 min walk to Bus Terminal Fs-C5:
+ Bus 173 + 1 min walk

Bus 199
+ 4 min walk to Bus Terminal C2:
+ Bus 52 + 6 min walk

From Verona Porta Nuova Bus Station:
Terminal B3: Bus 21/24 + 1 min walk

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  • Paintings Gallery: exhibits mostly medieval and renaissance paintings, but also has sections dedicated to mannerist painting and painting from the 17th and 18th centuries.
  • “Madonna of the Quail”: a tempera on panel by Pisanello (c.1420). A gothic masterpiece. Set in a rose garden, a Maddonna with Child is crowned by two angels. The quail symbolizes God’s providence.
  • “Madonna and Child Standing on a Parapet” an oil on panel by Giovanni Bellini (1476).
  • “Contest between the Muses and the Peirides”: panel by Jacopo Tintoretto. Based on one of the episodes of Ovid’s “Metamorphoses”.
  • Paolo Morando Room: a prominent Veronese painter of the Renaissance. Known for the Altarpiece of the Theological and Cardinal Virtues (c.1522).
  • “Madonna of the Umbrella”: an altarpiece by Girolamo dai Libri (1530). It depicts a Virgin Mary and Child under an umbrella held by a cherubin. Standing alongside the central figures are St. Joseph, the archangel Raphael, and Tobias.
  • Room of Saint Libera: exhibits Veronese sculptures from the Della Scala era, such as the statue of “Santa Libera” made by an unknown Veronese artist in the 14th century.
  • Sarcophagus of Saints Sergius and Bacchus: by the School of Master Nicolao (1179); in marble with carvings depicting the death of these saints.
  • Sculptures by Master of Sant’Anastasia: “The Crucifix and the Weepers”; “Santa Cecília” (detail: as patron saint of music, she holds a small pipe organ); “Santa Marta”, “São Bartolomeo” and “Santa Caterina”.
  • Equestrian Statue of Cangrande I: the authorship is uncertain. Presumably created between 1340-50.

1354-1356 – Construction of the medieval castle by Cangrande II della Scala.

c.1376 – The Keep Tower is completed.

1409-1797 – Venetian period. The castle houses the military engineering academy and is used as barracks and later as a gunpowder depot.

1797-1814 – During the Napoleonic wars and occupation, the castle is damaged and undergoes some changes.

1923 – Castelvecchio is handed to the Municipality of Verona.

1924 – Under Antonio Avena (director of the Civic Museums), Castelvecchio officially establishes itself as a museum. Ferdinando Forlati oversees the restoration works.

1926 – The collections of ancient art, ethnography, medals and relics of the Renaissance housed in the Pompei Palace are transferred to the Castelvecchio Museum.

1940s – Castelvecchio suffers significant damage during the Second World War.

1958-73 – Extensive restoration works lead by the director Licisco Magagnato and the architect Carlo Scarpa.

1964 – Opening of the Castelvecchio Museum to the public.

the surroundings

  • Verona Arena (450 m)
  • Lamberti Tower (950 m)
  • Juliet’s House (1 km)
  • Basilica of San Zeno (1 km)
  • Verona Cathedral (1,2 m)
  • Church of Saint Fermo (1,2 km)
  • Natural History Museum (1,4 m)
  • Archeological Museum (1,7 km)
  • Torcolina da Barca (15 m)
  • La Cantina del 15 (49 m)
  • Osteria il Ciottolo (170 m)
  • La Figaccia (190 m)
  • La Vecia Mescola (290 m)