Castelvecchio Museum Tours

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.
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Address: Corso Castelvecchio, 3, Verona 37121, Italy
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Verona City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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 2 different bus routes included on your ticket, and 16 stops between them so you’ll see the best of Verona. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours.
  • Duration: 1 day
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2-Hour Segway Historic Tour in Verona

See more of Verona’s essential landmarks in less time, and enjoy an entertaining way to get around, when you book a small-group Segway tour of the city. Numerous departure times are offered daily, and all safety equipment is provided. Following a brief training session, you’ll set off to discover the ancient Verona Arena, Juliet’s House, Castelvecchio, and more, all while learning about the city’s rich history from an accompanying audio guide.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Verona Card City Pass

Make the most out of your time and money in Verona, Italy with a 24 or 48-hour city pass. Your pass grants you unlimited access to the city’s public transit system, as well as free admission to over 15 museums, churches, and monuments. Keep your visit stress-free by avoiding the hassle of buying separate bus and museum tickets.
  • Duration: 24 to 48 hrs
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$20.78 USD
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  • Duration: 24 to 48 hrs
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Verona Bike Tour

Explore romantic Verona on two wheels on this relaxed 3-hour bike tour. Stop at Verona’s main sights, such as an ancient Roman bridge over the Adige River, two Roman theaters, the old city walls, and even Juliet’s House - made famous by Shakespeare’s tragic play, ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ Climb to the top of Castel San Pietro for excellent views overlooking this picturesque city. As you pedal through the UNESCO-listed historic center of Verona, hear stories of the city’s history, art, and architecture. Group size is limited to eight, making for a more intimate tour.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Verona Segway Tour

Enjoy an alternative sightseeing experience of Verona on a 3-hour 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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Verona Moonlight Walking Tour

Take a moonlight tour of Verona and explore the city in the calmer evening hours with a guide. After leaving Piazza Erbe, you'll stroll around Verona's romantic alleyways and streets, listening to stories about the poets, painters, and dreamers who have fallen for the city's charms. See the Lovers' Well (Pozzo dell'Amore), Porta Borsari, and the Castelvecchio, and leave the tour armed with tips for the best wine bars in town.
  • Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
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Bike Tour: 3-Hour Browsing around Verona

Get to know the historic city of Verona from the ground up with a 3-hour bike tour. Cruise through the pretty neighborhoods of cobblestone streets with your knowledgeable guide to see top sights and hidden gems. Stop along the way to sample ice cream, wine and some typical local dishes.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Verona: Bike and Rafting tour

Discover Verona’s top attractions and splash through the Veneto region’s swirling river rapids on this 1-day Verona bike tour and Adige River rafting adventure. Pedal through pretty Verona with your guide and discover famous sites such as the Ponte Pietra and Ponte di Castelvecchio bridges, the San Zeno neighborhood and the majestic Romanesque San Zeno Maggiore Cathedral. Afterward, pull on your lifejacket and grab your paddle before hitting the choppy waters of the Adige River. This gentle descent is a great way to admire Verona from a completely different angle.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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The Legend of Romeo and Juliet Mystery Tour in Verona

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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Killing Cangrande Mystery Tour in Verona

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 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.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Verona Running Tour

Run in the early morning by the icons and the top spots of the beautiful historical centre of Verona to discover its real essence. Start from the massive 14th century fortress and run with your local guide to sightsee the most authentic places in Verona and the surrounding hills to have a wonderful view on the city. Your knowledgeable guide will point out all the highlights and give you useful tips for spending your next hours in Verona. The Verona Running Tour is a private tour with a minimum booking of 2 and a maximum of 4 runners per run to deliver the best experience ever.
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hrs
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Verona Private Guided Tour from Venice

It's a great experience to visit Verona, and with your own Private Guide and Car even better. This is a perfect tour for you while staying in Venice. Board your train from Santa Lucia Station and reach Verona, the City of Romeo & Juliet. A driver will meet you at the station and you will enjoy a Private Verona Guided Tour
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
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  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
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