Translating to Old Castle in Italian, Castelvecchio in Verona is considered to be one of the best preserved military structures to have been constructed by the Scaliger dynasty in the past. The simple but powerful castle is an excellent example of Gothic architecture, featuring seven towers and four main buildings that were once surrounded by a moat. Presently, the castle is a museum housing a wealth of art collections, ceramics, ancient weaponry and other artefacts from the past. Visitors will also be able to see several famous paintings by Italian artists - such as the Madonna of the Quail by Pisanello, Holy Family by Andrea Mantegna and Madonna of the Rose Garden by Stefano da Verona or Michelino da Besozzo.
Tickets cost around €6
Open on Tuesdays to Sundays from 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Opens on Mondays at 1:30 a.m.
Around 2-3 hours
Adults, Families,Young Adults
The paintings and frescoes in the museum
Designated prayer facilities in Castelvecchio will be unavailable for Muslim travellers but plenty of open space will be available to use during prayer times. It is also possible to visit a few of the mosques in Verona such as the Muslim Cultural Center and Centro Culturale Islamico El Falah Onlus.
There are a few Halal restaurants in Verona for Muslim travellers. The Muslim Cultural Center and Centro Culturale Islamico El Falah Onlus will be able to provide more information on the best places where Halal food can be found in Verona. For more options, travellers can also visit some of the Halal restaurants in neighbouring cities such as the popular Spice Hut Pizzeria & Kebabish located not too far away in Veneto.