"Villafranca, not only the airport of Verona" Villafranca di Verona by croisbeauty

Villafranca di Verona Travel Guide: 26 reviews and 77 photos

The main street of Villafranca

Villafranca is small townlet situated south of Verona in, so-called, Basso Veronese. The town is better known as the airport of Verona,
I made a half day trip to Villafranca in order to visit the huge castle, which, along with the fortess at Valeggio sul Mincio, was a part of Scaligeri defending system, on the western side of their principality.
When I arrived to Villafranca, there was a big market day and the townlet was crowded with people. It was very interesting experience, strolling around in between stands full of cheap and fake ready made garments and hustling with the crowd.

Castello Scaligero

The huge Castello Scaligero is the symbol of Villafranca. It dates back to the end of the 12th century, when the town of Villafranca was founded.

Il Duomo di SS. Pietro e Paolo

The Cathedral of Villafranca is copy of the Redentore church in Venice, famous work by Palladio.

  • Last visit to Villafranca di Verona: May 2005
  • Intro Updated May 17, 2005
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  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2005 at 10:00 PM

    The name of the Scaligeri is found everywhere in north eastern Italy. Another of your superb pages !

  • montezaro's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2005 at 12:09 PM

    Looks like an nice place for visiting, the castle is realy beautiful

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