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"Art and History Museum"

Castelvecchio was founded in the mid 14th century at the behest of Cangrande II della Scala, as a princely residence with fortress, and was called Castle of San Martino in Aquaro because it incorporated a small church dedicated to the saint. Around the beginning of the 15th century, after the viscounts built two forts on the hills (St. Peter and St. Felix), it acquired its current name. Over the centuries, it continued to have military functions - with the domination of Venice, it was the seat of an academy; with Napoleon, two new wings were added to the building. Then, with the Austrians, it played a strategic role in the general plan of fortification of Verona. In the 1920s, Verona municipality decided to move its medieval and modern art sections of the Civic Museum to Castelvecchio. The present layout of the building and its exhibitions are the result of a major rehabilitation and construction, between 1956 and 1964, by the architect Carlo Scarpa.
Corso Castelvecchio 2, Verona, Italy, 37121
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"Art and History Museum"
Castelvecchio was founded in the mid 14th century at the behest of Cangrande II della Scala, as a princely residence with fortress, and was called Castle of San Martino in Aquaro because it incorporated a small church dedicated to the saint. Around the beginning of the 15th century, after the viscounts built two forts on the hills (St. Peter and St. Felix), it acquired its current name. Over the centuries, it continued to have military functions - with the domination of Venice, it was the seat of an academy; with Napoleon, two new wings were added to the building. Then, with the Austrians, it played a strategic role in the general plan of fortification of Verona. In the 1920s, Verona municipality decided to move its medieval and modern art sections of the Civic Museum to Castelvecchio. The present layout of the building and its exhibitions are the result of a major rehabilitation and construction, between 1956 and 1964, by the architect Carlo Scarpa.
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