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Castelvecchio – Discover the History

Built around the mid-fourteenth century by Prince Cangrande II della Scala, after the Arena amphitheater is the largest and most impressive monument in the city. Originally called Castello di San Martino in Aquaro, it assumed the name of Castello Vecchio when a new castle, even larger and more imposing, was built by the Visconti on the top of the hill of San Pietro.

Today the castle houses the headquarters of the CIVIC MUSEUM OF VERONA, which is one of the largest collections of Italian art, with a picture gallery, a gallery of sculptures and an art library open to the public. Periodically, at the end of the normal museum tour, some interesting exhibits are shown in the Boggian room, showing some of the works of art usually kept in the castle’s warehouses.