Opera enthusiasts cannot miss this intriguing museum. In its 30-plus rooms, the steps of the creative process behind an opera show are outlined: librettos, images, letters, scripts, sketches, original costumes, stage models and much more, reveal the intricate and fascinating pathway from beginning to end. Continue reading “Museo AMO”
Verona’s rich cultural and artistic heritage is confirmed by the wide range of findings and artworks present in its main museum: the Museo di Castelvecchio.
The Scaliger castle was severely damaged during the 2nd World War. Its restoration was assigned to the architect Carlo Scarpa who, impressively combining a contemporary renovation with the medieval structure, has left an everlasting witness of his genius. The collections are laid out following a linguistic and sentimental path under the aura of the Museum as a work of art in itself. The main highlights are the collection of statues (dated 12th century onwards), and paintings (dated 14th century onwards), along with archaeological findings, weapons, prints, and coins.
Given that visiting Castelvecchio is compulsory, it is equally true that there are numerous smaller museums in Verona that include interesting findings and enchanted treasures.
Walking up the majestic Scala della Ragione stairway – just beside Piazza Erbe – you will reach the Galleria di Arte Moderna, open to the public starting in 2014 after an extensive restoration of the medieval structure. Continue reading “Modern Art Gallery”
The Convent of San Girolamo, built in the 15th century behind the Roman theatre and once used as a hospitalization centre for the sick, has recently undergone skilful restoration work. Continue reading “Civic Archaeological Museum and Roman theatre”
With the rise of the Middle Ages, the habit of decorating the façades of main buildings and palaces with coloured paintings and frescoes starts becoming widespread. Continue reading “G.B. Cavalcaselle Museo Affreschi (Fresco museum) and Juliet’s Tomb”
The plains and foothills behind Verona were, in prehistoric times around 50 million years ago, a swamp: myriads of fish, molluscs and invertebrates bathed in its waters, and its coasts hosted lush forests inhabited by prehistoric animals and insects. Continue reading “Museum of Natural History”