Housed in the Palazzo della Ragione complex, the Achille Forti Modern Art Gallery (Galleria d'Arte Moderna Achille Forti) houses a collection of works from artists worldwide. Showcasing works from the 19th and 20th centuries, the museum has a special focus on Italian artists including Umberto Boccioni and Giorgio Morandi.
Named after Veronese botanist and art collector Achille Forti, this modern art gallery began with his private collection of artworks. Along with paintings, the gallery also displays old photographs of Verona that offers visitors a new perspective on the city.
The gallery makes a great additional stop for visitors planning to climb the 12th-century Torre dei Lamberti, also located in the Palazzo della Ragione. It’s reached by climbing the impressive gothic Scalla della Ragione, or “reason stairs.” Also housed in the gallery is the unique Cappella dei Notai (Notaries’ chapel) richly decorated with wood paneling and painted frescoes. To learn more about the Capella dei Notai or the Torre dei Lamberti you take a guided walking tour of the city.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Entry to the museum is free with the Verona card.
- The gallery is wheelchair accessible.
- A ticket to the gallery includes entry into the Notaries’ Chapel.
How to Get There
The gallery is located in the Palazzo della Ragione in Verona’s city center, at the corner of the old market square, Cortile del Mercato Vecchio. It can be reached on foot from many other places in the center, and local buses as well as hop-on-hop-off tour buses make frequent stops in the city center too.
When to Get There
On hot summer days, the cool interior is a welcome getaway.
Take a Stroll on Piazza Bra
Experience the Veronese way of life in Piazza Bra, a public square where locals walk, talk, and sip coffee. Home to some of the city’s most iconic buildings, including the Roman arena, the sizeable square is also a popular destination for the nightly passeggiata, during which couples, families, and friends take pre-dinner strolls to catch up on the news of the day.