Verona’s Castlevecchio, captivates you as soon as you enter the city. It was originally a castle ~ Castle of San Martino ~ and is now an incredible museum. It is home to a stunning collection of Christian art work dating from the Middle Ages until the beginning of the 18th century. The building itself is a ‘treasure’ to behold and is dominated by an enormous keep. It is situated next to the River Adige, across which one can still stroll, over the Pont Scaligero. The pont, with its three magnificient arches, like Castlevecchio itself, is a masterpiece of red brick work, not to be missed on a visit to this beautiful city, Verona.
The impressive drawbridge leads you into Castlevecchio’s entrance
History almost exploding before you in the entry way
Some of the treasures in the downstairs Sculptor Gallery
The stunning restoration of some of Castlevecchio’s walls and a bell dating from 1081
Christian art work from local churches
Too many incredible paintings to do justice to, dating from the 12th century through to this one in the early 18th century
Outside exploring the remparts of Castlevecchio
The 19th century clock from Castlevecchio’s ramparts
View of the Pont Scaligero from the ramparts. It was built around 1354 -1356, and in it’s time had the longest span in the world. The bridge was destroyed by the retreating Nazis in April 1945 but totally rebuilt in its original style by 1951.
View of Ponte Scaligero over Adige River by Castelvecchio, Verona