Tour of Castlevecchio, City of Verona, Italy

We made an hour’s stopover at Castlevecchio, which was the home of Verona’s ruling Scaligeri family during the 14th century. The city of Verona flourished during this Scaligeri family’s rule. During World War II bombings, this castle was severely damaged. It was repaired and restored in 1960s and walking through the castle doors gave a feeling of walking through mystery, mood, love and history.

The interior of the Castle

Between the castle walls

The ‘M’ shaped merlons running along the castle gave a magical fairytale look to the Castlevecchio. The rooms of the castles are now used to display an amazing collection of art and antiquities. Peeping out of the windows we saw the Adige river flowing by a silent witness to all that has happened for centuries.

Quiet flows the River Adige

Passage on Castle top.

The description page for insight into the history of this beautiful castle is here.

Verona, Italy
Verona Arena

18 Responses to “Tour of Castlevecchio, City of Verona, Italy

  • Thanks for showing us the beauty from Verona…
    Fantastic shots !!

    There is no world without Verona walls 🙂
    (True words from Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare)
    (not from me 🙂

  • I love old buildings and their history. I see that you have written a lot about Italy. Thanks for your visit.

  • Cool photos, thanks for the neat tour. Love the scene of the river, just beautiful.

  • Such a beautiful place and your photos are the next best thing to being there! Thank you so much, Indrani, for sharing your travels with us! Have a great week!


  • The sense of history there comes through the pictures. That's something we don't get in my part of the world, as my city is only a little over 100 years old!

  • You get to see such incredible places. I would love to walk through this castle. Thanks for including us in your visit.

  • Can you imagine what it must have been like to live in a castle way back then? Your photos are very good!

  • I love Italy. Ever present history is so casual there. Have a nice week!

  • Love those narrow alleys of Europe. Lovely coverage.

  • Beautifully preserved old castle. I particularly like the last shot on the battlements.

  • What a wonderful place to visit!

  • How very romantic and utterly beautiful!

  • the brick walls are fantastic! i imagine Juliet in these narrow passages, crying, "O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?":p

  • Oh, so nice. Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures.

  • The whole of Italy is one huge history lesson – and good food.
    Lovely photos – what a trip you're havin g.

  • Wonderful shots of the castle. What a fascinating and beautiful place to visit.

  • The old buildings have so much Character ! Imagine, How many stories are hidden in those narrow alleys !

  • My Indrani,
    You have had such wonderful opportunities to both view and tour these castles, to walk through the outdoor passage on the castle top must have been amazing.
    The word Vecchio means "old", Castle Vecchio-Old Castle.
    So glad that this beautiful castle was restored.
    There is a town in New Jersy named Verona.
    Happy travels.

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