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Castelvecchio Museum (Museo di Castelvecchio) Tours

Castelvecchio Museum (Museo di Castelvecchio)
Old and new come together elegantly at Verona’s Castelvecchio, a historic castle renovated in the 1960s by visionary architect Carlo Scarpa, who paired glass panels, concrete, and metal grills with the surviving medieval stonework to create a striking museum for artworks by Bellini, Tiepolo, and Veronese.

The Basics
Built in the 14th century by the Scaliger clan, who ruled Verona in the Middle Ages, Castelvecchio was a moated fortress designed to protect the family in case of revolt. Eventually, popular rebellion forced the Scaligers to escape to Germany while the Venetians took over the city, followed by Napoleon in the 18th century. Napoleon was ousted by Veronese rebels who stormed the castle and left it devastated, and bombings in World War II caused further damage. The building was abandoned until the mid-20th century, when it was eventually transformed into a museum. 

Most bike, Segway, and walking tours of Verona follow Corso Castelvecchio across the Castelvecchio Bridge to the Castelvecchio Museum. Hop-on-hop-off tours often include stops at other nearby attractions like Lamberti Tower (Torre dei Lamberti) in Piazza delle Erbe, Juliet’s House (Casa di Giulietta), Piazza Bra, the Basilica of San Zeno Maggiore, and the Arena di Verona.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • With no traffic and fortified ramparts, the castle and its adjoining bridge make for an interesting attraction for young kids.
  • The Castelvecchio Museum is appealing to both medieval art and contemporary architect enthusiasts.
  • Walking tours of Verona cover a lot of ground, so wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
  • The museum is partially accessible to wheelchairs and strollers via an internal elevator.

How to Get There
Verona, one of the most important cities in Italy’s northern region of Veneto, is well connected by train to Milan, Florence, and Venice. The Castelvecchio Museum, located in the city’s historic center, just a short walk from the main train station.

When to Get There
Verona, the setting of Shakespeare’s great love story—Romeo and Juliet—is particularly memorable to visit around Valentine’s Day, when the city holds the annual Verona in Love festival, featuring special events and exhibitions. The museum is closed on Monday mornings.

The Castelvecchio Bridge
The 14th-century Castelvecchio Bridge, spanning the Adige River, connects the city on one side of the river to the Castelvecchio Castle on the other. When it was completed in 1356, the bridge had the largest supporting arch span in the world. The original bridge was destroyed during World War II, but a replica was rebuilt soon after.
Address: Corso Castelvecchio, 3, Verona 37121, Italy
Admission: Varies
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Verona Walking Tour in Small-group

Verona Walking Tour in Small-group

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Get familiar with wonderful Verona, an eye-pleasing ancient city that offers churches and palaces, squares and cobblestoned streets. This guided tour gives you an in-depth look at Verona as you explore its highlights including the 2,000-year-old Arena di Verona and Juliet's balcony. Numbers are limited to 12 people on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience.
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  • 2 hours
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Verona City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Verona City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Discover the highlights of romantic Verona during a hop-on hop-off bus tour aboard an open-air double-decker bus. Enjoy panoramic views from the top deck while you ride past the city’s main attractions and listen to informative audio commentary along the way. There are two different bus routes included on your ticket, and 16 stops between them so you see the best of Verona. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours.
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Verona Segway Tour

Verona Segway Tour

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Enjoy an alternative sightseeing experience of Verona on a Segway tour of the glittering city. With a professional guide, cruise to popular attractions like the Basilica of St Anastasia and Porta Palio while listening to illuminating commentary. Travel at a leisurely pace to visit ancient landmarks like the Arena di Verona, a colossal Roman amphitheatre, and the Castelvecchio. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to eight people.
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  • 3 hours
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Verona Private City Tour including Arena and Funicular for Kids and Families

Verona Private City Tour including Arena and Funicular for Kids and Families

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Learn about the history of Verona with this family-focused walking tour. The entire tour is designed with kids in mind, from the inclusion of technology like an iPad to fun elements such as games, trivia, and scavenger hunts. See top landmarks including the Arena, the Cathedral, and Juliet’s Balcony plus a scenic trip up the city’s funicular.
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Best of Verona Walking Tour with Arena priority entrance

Best of Verona Walking Tour with Arena priority entrance

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Explore the romantic city of Verona on this guided walking tour. Discover why Shakespeare wrote about the city and why UNESCO listed it as a World Heritage Site as you walk past monuments, busy squares, and quaint alleyways. Then head to the Verona Arena with skip-the-line access to marvel at the ancient Roman amphitheater constructed in pink marble as your guide informs you of its history and stories.
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Verona Picta Urbi

Verona Picta Urbi

Verona tells the story of the ancient history of Roman times that inspired the greatest artists of the Renaissance. The tour begins in the Basilica of San Zeno, where the view is captured by the grandeur of its wooden ceiling and is led to the new perspective of Andrea Mantegna. The fortified towers of Castelvecchio today preserve the beauty of the Museum of Renaissance Painting Veronese: a journey into the artistic mindset of the new Western art. At aperitif time, the tavern offers the most authentic tradition: tasty meatballs and appetizing croutons accompanied by incredible wines from the Morainic Veronese Hills. In the deconsecrated church, the aromas of traditional dishes pervade the air and the shades of Amarone color the table set for an unusual lunch. In the afternoon, the walk leads to the discovery of the artist Veronese, along the banks of the Adige river among shops with craftsmen of their hometown, and ends with a visit to the church of San Paolo.
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Verona - Instagram Tour

Verona - Instagram Tour

Unlike other classic tours, this excursion will allow travelers to stay longer in each place. In this way, they will be able to enjoy the city without haste and will be able to better admire the different panoramas that Verona offers. The selected places are also the most photogenic of all and this will make memories more intense!
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Walking tour of the historic center of Verona after sunset

Walking tour of the historic center of Verona after sunset

At nightfall, with the last rays of light, Verona becomes a magical place with incredible charm. The facades of the monuments light up, creating suggestive effects of light and shadow. This guided walking tour takes you away from the noise of the city, in an environment of unexpected beauty. A visit in the evening, after sunset, will leave you with unforgettable memories. You will discover details that normally are not noticed in a daytime visit: you can peek and observe the inside of the houses very often covered with frescoes and the silence of the streets and the darkness immerse us in an almost unreal world. The beauty of this city which is an open-air museum seduces visitors. Finally, in summer it is certainly very pleasant to avoid the heat of the day and enjoy the cool of the night.
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Verona: GROM Gelato Experience and Self-Guided Tour

Verona: GROM Gelato Experience and Self-Guided Tour

Among all the culinary experiences in Italy, you cannot miss out on our famous gelato invented in the Renaissance age. Join our experience and discover the secrets behind one of the most important gelato shops in Italy, before having a taste for yourself.  In addition you can also enjoy unlimited sightseeing in Verona for the duration of your stay, using the Vox City Guide to navigate, listen and explore the streets at your own pace. With over 100 points of interest, including Verona Arena, Juliet’s House and Piazza delle Erbe, your smartphone will transform into the ultimate travel companion.
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Discover Valpolicella by the River in Verona centre

Discover Valpolicella by the River in Verona centre

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Get access to a private, hidden garden during this wine tasting tour in Verona. Learn about the secrets of top-quality valpolicella while enjoying tastings in a flower garden overlooking the River Adige. Your guide will provide in-depth tasting notes and commentary on the local culinary culture.
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Truffle Hunting and Amarone Tasting

Truffle Hunting and Amarone Tasting

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Embark on a truffle hunting adventure with an Italian Tartufaro and the dog. Discover the land of Valpolicella and join the scorzone Truffle hunt. The Tartufaro will guide you in the hunt of this black diamond of the kitchen in the woods and lands surrounding an old Winery in Verona. Taste fresh local truffles and pair them with the famous Amarone wine!
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Green Verona: hidden courtyards & gardens - 3 hour private walking tour

Green Verona: hidden courtyards & gardens - 3 hour private walking tour

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Verona is not only the romantic city of Romeo and Juliet, and it's not only red because of the medieval brick buildings. It's a green, colorful and charming town, where the beauty of the gardens and hidden corners create a special romantic atmosphere. Discover the gardens and the hidden corners, explore the city from a new perspective!
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The Legend of Romeo and Juliet Mystery Tour in Verona

The Legend of Romeo and Juliet Mystery Tour in Verona

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What if Shakespeare’s starcrossed lovers Romeo and Juliet actually had a different fate? When visiting Verona, solve a mystery based on the Bard’s tragic tale by solving a series of puzzles and clues that take you through the ‘City of Love.’ Have fun putting the pieces together as you travel to landmarks like Juliet’s House, Piazza delle Erbe, the Scaliger Tombs and Forti Palace. Along the way, boost your brain power with a complimentary snack and drink.
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Killing Cangrande Mystery Tour in Verona

Killing Cangrande Mystery Tour in Verona

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Follow the clues to solve a 700-year-old cold case on a fun and interactive murder mystery tour in Verona. Uncover the true story behind the murder of Cangrade della Scala, a Veronese lord, as you solve riddles on a scavenger hunt that takes you to landmarks of medieval Verona including the Castelvecchio, Piazza Bra Sant’Elena church and the Scaliger Tombs.
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Discover Verona 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Discover Verona 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

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Discover the beauty and history of Verona, home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers in ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ On this 2-hour tour, admire the city’s most important monuments on a sightseeing drive, and then stroll through the winding heart of town on a guided walk. See the Roman bridge and amphitheater, the 16th-century city gates, Piazza delle Erbe, Juliet’s House and more while learning about Verona’s rich legacy.
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Verona: a must go city

Verona: a must go city

While most people think of Verona as the land of Romeo and Juliet, this elegant old city boasts so much more. With this guided customizable tour, you'll have three hours with a local guide, who can show you some of the most interesting sites or take you to off-the-beaten-track spots while informing you all about the UNESCO World Heritage city's incredible past.
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