Castelvecchio: museum & castle visit

Free Entry with Verona City Card

Normal Entry Price: 
Adult: €6.00


The castle along the local river Adige is greatly preserved: discover the unique rooms with frescos and the permanent collection of ancient artworks.

Castelvecchio is the most important military monument by the Scaligeri family. It dates back to 1298 and it was a commissioned by Alberto I Della Scala. Successor Can Grande Della Scala II finally completed the construction in 1354.

The fortification and the the high keep was completed in 1376 by Antonio and Bartolomeo della Scala.

The interiors features ancient frescos along minimal exhibit design by world famouse architect Carlo Scarpa. In 1957 he began restructuring the Scala castle, succeeding brilliantly to integrate the ancient structures with the modern building techniques and delivering to the city a museum universally considered a masterpiece.

In its 29 rooms are exposed important collections of medieval, renaissance and modern art (until the eighteenth century.).

In the museum there is also a Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe and Gabinetto Numismatico, while the Sal Boggian hosts temporary exhibitions.

Top painters are featured in the museum inside the Castle. On exhibition there are works from Pisanello, Tintoretto, Rubens and Mantegna.


  • Take a look at the medieval interiors with frescos and wood furniture
  • Breathe the ancient atmosphere of the life inside the castle
  • Walk alongside artworks and armours from the middle age in the museum within the castle

Openings times:

- With a Verona Card you can visit the Modern Art Gallery Achille Forti at Palace of Ragione free of charge – that’s a saving of €6
- You can skip the line to enter so you save tons of time to enjoy Verona thoughout the day

monday: 1.30 p.m.- 7.30 p.m.
tuesday – sunday: 8.30 a.m.- 7.30 p.m.

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Address & map

Address:  Corso Castelvecchio, 2 37121 Verona
Telephone:  0039 045 8062611

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Attractions nearby

  • Basilica of Saint Zeno Maggiore
  • Castelvecchio Bridge
  • Maffeian Lapidary Museum
  • Arena Verona


You can visit for free with The Verona City Card!
Arena Amphiteatre
Juliet's House
Skyline View from Lamberti Tower
San Zeno basilica
Castelvecchio Castle & Museum
Juliet Tomb
S. Anastasia Church
Roman Theatre
Maffeian Lapidary Museum
Modern Art Gallery at Ragione Palace