Castelvecchio and the Scaligero bridge in Verona

An ancient fortress

Castelvecchio (literally: Old castle) with its amazing fortified bridge, represent a military monument of the Scaligera (the Scaligera was the noble family, also called “della Scala”, that governed Verona) dominion. Cangrande II della Scala wanted the construction of this fortress not to protect him from exterior dangers, but to protect himself from popular riots. The bridge projected the castle on the other side of the river, assuring a safe way to escape in the countryside. The bridge has three arch, it was destroyed in 1945 from the Germans but it was rebuilt in 1951, while the castle is seat of the civic museum of Verona.

When: from Tuesday to Sunday from 8.30 am to 7,30 pm. Monday from 13,45 pm to 7,30 pm.
Tickets: 6 €; Reduced ticket 4 €.
How to get here: You can take the bus n° 21, 22, 23, 24, 31, 32, 33, 41, 61, e 62, stop “Corso Cavour”.