"Museo Castelvecchio" Verona Things to Do Tip by Willettsworld

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The Castelvecchio houses one of the finest art galleries in the Veneto outside Venice.
The ground-floor rooms, displaying statues and carvings of the Middle Ages, lead to alleyways, vaulted halls, multileveled floors, and stairs, all as architecturally arresting as the Venetian masterworks from the 14th to 18th centuries - notably those by Tintoretto, Tiepolo, Veronese, Bellini, and the Verona-born Pisanello - found throughout. Don't miss the large courtyard with the equestrian statue of the warlord Cangrande I (a copy can be seen at the family cemetery at the Arche Scaligeri) with a peculiar dragon's head affixed to his back (actually his armor's helmet, removed from his head and resting behind him).

Leave your bag at the entrance and remember to keep your ticket as it needs to be checked in certain areas of the museum.

Open: Mon 1:45-7:30pm; Tues-Sun 8:30am-7:30pm. (Last admission 45 min. before close.). Admission: ? 4,00.

Website: http://www.comune.verona.it/Castelvecchio/cvsito/english/index1.htm

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  • Written Sep 13, 2005
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