Tourism is growing in Verona.
From 1958 to 1964 the fortress of Castelvecchio was the subject of a new restoration.
A new museum layout by the great Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa, who with his intervention brought to light the original structures wherever possible, freeing them from additions and highlighting the subsequent layers.
A work of recovery in which the conventional materials of the Veronese tradition, such as the stone slabs of Prun, alternate with modern steel and concrete, which support and join the old parts.
The result is a “masterpiece of Italian museography, with very valid and imitated solutions many years later” (Stefano Zuffi). Today the castle houses the headquarters of the City Museum of Verona. It is one of the largest collections of Italian art.
There is also the famous equestrian statue of Cangrande I Della Scala. His smiling face reminds of a Chinese figure of the Tang dynasty.
Therefore, a visit, even a quick one, to Castelvecchio, should be planned by all visitors.
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