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Castello

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7 travelers at this place:

  • Day2

    Castelvecchio - Burg der Scaliger

    August 23 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Direkt neben dem Arco sei Gavi befindet sich die nicht zu übersehende Castelvecchio. Diese haben wir von allen Seiten begutachtet, da die Burg direkt in der Stadt sehr beeindruckend ist. Auch im Innenhof waren wir. Das Museum, welches seit 1923 im inneren der Burg ist, haben wir wie gewohnt ausgelassen. Cangrande II. della Scala ließ das Castelvecchio von 1354 bis 1356 errichten. Eine 1355 über die Etsch errichtete Brücke (Ponte Scaligero) sicherte den Burgbewohnern den Fluchtweg in die benachbarten Besitzungen der Scaliger. 1375 wurde der Turm über dem Torbogen errichtet und gleichzeitig eine Verbindung zur Brücke geschaffen. In den folgenden Jahrhunderten wurde das Gebäude mehrfach verändert. Die Venezianer nutzten das Castel als Festung und als Lagerhaus; den französischen und österreichischen Besatzern diente es als Kaserne. 1923 trat der Staat das Nutzungsrecht an die Stadt Verona ab. Die angrenzende Brücke, die Ponte Scaligero, war dann unser letztes Ziel in Verona.Read more

  • Day36

    Verona

    July 4, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    We started our trip in Verona with a free walking tour of the city. Our guide did an excellent job showing us all the major sites of the cities in just under 3 hours. We saw sites such as the Verona arena, Castelvecchio, piazza della Erbe, and fossils that are in the stones along the streets. During the tour we learned that Romeo and Juliet is not the only tragic love story of Verona. There was a rich girl in Verona named Isabella and a man who said he loved her. Her family warned her that he only wanted her for her money. To prove his love for her she asked him to jump down a well. He then did so without hesitation. Isabella realized that she will never find someone who loves her that purely again so then she jumped afterwards. It was at that well that we learned the story. Seems like Verona is the place for young star crossed lovers who commit suicide, what a dark theme for a town. The tour surprisingly didn’t take us to the largest tourist attraction of the city, Juliette balcony, so we did that after the tour. We were really tired after walking around all day in the heat so we then went back to the B&B for a siesta. When we woke up we grabbed some quick pasta then walked up to Castel st Pietro to see the sunset. There was a bar up there where we got a Spritz to enjoy while looking at the view. The bar had terrible service but an amazing view! I was happy to have a drink to enjoy while dad embarked on his multi hour photo fest. The photo fest spilled over into the walk back to the B&B at night and by the end of the walk I was pretty ready to ditch Dad :). However I can’t blame I’m too much for wanting to capture a city as beautiful as fair Verona.Read more

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