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A gorgeous castle in the middle of Verona built with red bricks

Corso Castelvecchio, 2, 37121 Verona VR, Italy
€ 6.00 entrance fee

Castelveccio (“Old Castle”) is a castle in the city of Verona in Italy constructed by the Scaliger family in the Middle Ages. The castle is one of Verona’s landmarks and a wonderful place to visit, built in red bricks in a Gothic style.


The castle has seven towers and four main buildings but is still quite compact in size.It was built to deter other families nearby, such as the Venice family in 1354. Today, the castle was turned into a museum that displays sculptures, ancient weapons, paintings, ceramics and more. Some outstanding paintings exhibited permanently here include the Madonna of the Quail by Pisanello, Madonna with Child by Gentile Bellini, Holy Family by Andrea Mantegna among others.

Opening hours

Monday: 13:30 - 19:30
Tuesday to Sunday: 8:30 - 19:30