"Castelvecchio" Castelvecchio Tip by Willettsworld

Castelvecchio, Verona: 52 reviews and 111 photos


This impressive castle, built by Cangrande II between 1355 and 1375, offers great views of the river Adige and the medieval Ponte Scaligero crossing over it. The castle on top of the surrounding city walls and was intended to be a palace, fortress and a guarantee of escape. As it happened, Cangrande only lived here for a short while as on the 14th December 1359, he was betrayed and killed by several assassins, paid by his brother Cansignorio, who then took over Verona. Since 1920, the castle has housed one of the finest art galleries in the Veneto outside of Venice.

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  • Written Sep 13, 2005
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