Museo di Castelvecchio
Museo di Castelvecchio
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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This impressive castle built in the 14th century houses a fine art gallery.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • JS L
    Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom198 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit July 2023
    Interesting - worth a visit - guides very helpful, in particular the young archeologist who spoke English and was very kind to my wife to allow her to use the "staff toilet" due to her mobility!! Museo geared to all ages and lift provided but some stairs - it was a castle!!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 22, 2023
  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia2,054 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice museum to visit.
    Some really good points with this museum. Love the courtyard area with the greenery along with a nice walk along the wall next to the bridge. Inside castle its ok to see but has been modernised maybe too much, each room in castle becomes the museum, for me maybe to much art work to see. However great place to see and walk around baking with the Ponte next to it.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 9, 2023
  • Abby
    24 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    As museums go, pretty good
    Nicely laid out, the museum gives space to each of the items in there. I went on a Tuesday morning just as it opened so it wasn’t very busy, which meant there was plenty of space to move about and take in whatever I thought was interesting and explore the outside spaces. It was 6€ entry for 1 person - pretty good value for money. The only thing that would of made it a 5/5 would of been a little more information on the wall next to each item - you could purchase an audio tour thing and in some rooms there were descriptions in different languages.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 5, 2023
  • CeilingsPA
    Lansdale, Pennsylvania773 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent visit
    We visited all of the tourist must do’s in Verona and this is one of the best. The day we visited it was quiet (no tour groups) we could walk around and investigate at our leisure, inside and outside, good walls to climb and many great photo opportunities. Highly recommend you visit, it really is worth your time.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 12, 2023
  • Richard M
    Hampstead Norreys, United Kingdom891 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely building and lovely artwork
    The Castel is a lovely building full of history and oncredible artwork. There are loads of historic art pieces mostly religious but thats what you get in renainssance Italy. A lovely place to explore with some excellent views.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 22, 2023
  • Anna H
    Chicago, Illinois1,175 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fortress
    Fortress on the river, containing an art museum and armory display. The sections are somewhat different architecturally. There is access to the ramparts, where you can view the clockworks and hanging garden. The entrance is through the elegant courtyard.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 8, 2023
  • Raj N
    293 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to visit! Especially on a rainy day!
    A great place to visit, especially if like us was a rainy day! Entry for under 18s accompanied by an adult is free, which is a great idea! We paid 9 euros each for an adult. Which allowed entry to rhe castle and museum. A word of caution has very steep steps in some areas. Going round the exhibition there was plenty of seating that allowed us to sit and tale in the exhibits. Would definitely recommend a visit
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 28, 2024
  • Talia
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting and worthwhile
    This museum is great to wander around, even alone. It was full of old interesting artefacts and pieces, a must see if you're looking to immerse yourself in the history. The view from the top was amazing, looking over the bridge and river, the gardens and the rest of the building. You can roam around most of the building and explore various old stairways and balconies on route to the next room. It was very cheap being under 25 years old also.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written April 5, 2024
  • Kerry S
    108 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Museum
    Huge museum covering medieval times, through the Roman times. Lots of archeological finds plus lots of paintings. Lots to see, great views of the city and more understanding of the history of Verona and Italy. Took about 2hrs to go around, and not sure we saw everything!
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 23, 2024
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Stephanie & Anthony
Newark-on-Trent, UK781 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
The place itself is great but the items on display are very repetitive.... either the madonna or the crucifixion (about 100 of each). Theres one small room with medevial weapons but thats it.

Not worth the entry fee and the staff literally follow you from room to room they clearly don't know that threes a crowd
Written September 30, 2020
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Sara H
Melbourne, Australia686 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
Strategically perched by the river, the museum is located in the old fortified garrison. It was built by the all powerful Scaliger family and has been occupied by the French in the times of Napoleon and by the Austrians post World War. It is built in gothic style.
Written February 9, 2020
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fearlessbiker916
Llanfairfechan, UK252 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The castle would be worth a visit on it's own but the museum and gallery are a bonus considering the 6 euro entrance (cheaper for young people, old people, etc.) Most of the displays have information in multiple languages, but audio guides are available for 4 euro.
The museum is mainly art related but a couple of rooms about swords, daggers and other weapons pre guns.
The displays are very accessible, with many ancient and valuable pieces that are not behind glass, you are trusted not to touch. Photography is also permitted.
Written July 3, 2022
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DeGeestster
92 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
We purchased 2 adult tickets (EUR 6 each) and the audio tour (EUR 4). There’s lots to see in the museum: paintings, (restored) wall decorations, objects and weaponry. We followed the audio tour and learned a about the things on display. There is not much of a story line, but maybe we are wrong and it’s just because of our lack of historic knowledge.

That said, the castle offers some beautiful views of the environment and the building/walls itself. Even if you are not interested in what the museum has to offer, it still worth purchasing a ticket :-).
Written January 4, 2023
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Trvlr_USUK
London, UK158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I spent over 3 hours here learning about many centuries of Verona's Roman, medieval & renaissance history. The audio guide was terrific. I learned why Verona was important and to who during its long history and when it was particularly successful artistically and militarily.
Written February 10, 2020
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Ellen R
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
I've never experienced anything like this - it was really disappointing. The Castelvecchio museum itself is a stunning building with a nice collection of religious art, but our experience with our 6mo baby and 3yo daughter (both seasoned museum-goers!) was extremely poor. Toilet facilities are limited, meaning I had to queue for ages for the pleasure of changing my baby son on the dirty floor of a squat toilet. Pushchairs are not permitted on site, and backpacks must be worn on the front. This is understandable to protect the art, but the museum lacks the facilities to support these requirements. It was extremely challenging to get around the site while carrying two small children and our backpacks off our backs, and staff remained extremely strict despite watching several parents (not just us) visibly struggle around the site. We were also told before we entered that we needed to keep our toddler on a short leash. All in all - a most unfriendly experience and totally unnecessary. A couple of lockers and a changing table would sort it!
Written September 27, 2023
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Raj N
293 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
A great place to visit, especially if like us was a rainy day!
Entry for under 18s accompanied by an adult is free, which is a great idea! We paid 9 euros each for an adult. Which allowed entry to rhe castle and museum. A word of caution has very steep steps in some areas.
Going round the exhibition there was plenty of seating that allowed us to sit and tale in the exhibits.
Would definitely recommend a visit
Written March 28, 2024
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Jack Wilmith
Dublin, Ireland250 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
The way castle is restored is magnificent. But it's completely unsuitable for pushchairs, both for babies and disabled, and that's not advertised nor signposted anywhere. Another thing- there is only one (literally one!) toilet cubicle for the entire museum, with squatting WC. No baby changing facilities either, we were forced to change our baby in the buggy. When we entered the castle, the security woman was obviously very bored and not very friendly telling us we can't get in with the buggy and even the baby food.
On the plus side then, the restoration Carlo Scarpa did in the 1960s is really, really tasteful. The original medieval building tissue has been carefully reinstated, and skillfully infilled with contrasting modern stone, steel and concrete. The architect is using this poetic play of the old and the new to lead a viewer through the exhibition. The culmination is the place where he raised the Cangrande statue up in the air and created a series of balconies, steps and loggias. On the steps- it's really difficult to re-think an element of architecture which is present in human architecture for thousands of years, and Scarpa has achieved that. Hats off for that
Written October 22, 2022
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Abby
24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
Nicely laid out, the museum gives space to each of the items in there.
I went on a Tuesday morning just as it opened so it wasn’t very busy, which meant there was plenty of space to move about and take in whatever I thought was interesting and explore the outside spaces.
It was 6€ entry for 1 person - pretty good value for money.
The only thing that would of made it a 5/5 would of been a little more information on the wall next to each item - you could purchase an audio tour thing and in some rooms there were descriptions in different languages.
Written September 6, 2023
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AperolSpritzLover42069
Cambridge, UK16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
It really is a castle with a lot of old stuff in it.

Walking on the walls was cool- lots of great photo opportunities and views of Verona.

The paintings were a little repetitive- dare I say boring- just crucifixion and Madonna with baby Christ.

Would be nice to have more information about the Castle itself. Verona has a very rich history which we only uncovered through a walking tour and not in the castle/museum.

Entry was cheap (as a student) and it was a very nice museum at the end of the day.
Written September 16, 2022
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