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Verona is surrounded by history, culture and art and has many museums to prove it. Many of Verona’s museums are located only a short distance from each other and are centrally situated and close to many other of the city’s attractions, from restaurants and shopping to beautiful scenery.
Museo Archeologico, originally a 15th century monastery, was founded in 1923 is simply displays art found around the area. You will find exhibits of everything from domestic objects to glass pieces to mosaic pieces. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Monday 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. On the first Sunday of every month, admission is free.
Municipal Museum of Art
The Municipal Museum of Art of Castelvecchio (Museo Civico di Storia Naturale) was converted into a museum in the early 1900s after serving as a castle for the Scala family. The castle was originally built in 1925. In the museum you will find centuries' worth of canvases and panels, some dating back to the time of the Lombards and the Middle Ages.
Consisting of 15 halls, the Fondazione Museo Miniscalchi-Erizzo is full of 16th century drawings. You may also find some Renaissance bronzes while wandering about the mega-museum. Another Verona museum that holds historical relevance is the Castelvecchio Museum. This beauty was built somewhere between 1354 and 1356, and exhibits a variety of epigraphs and sculptures from the medieval period as well as the Romanesque period.
Verona isn’t all history, though. In fact, it is a city that embraces new art just as it does the old, as you will see in the Achille Forti Gallery of Modern Art (Galleria d'arte moderna). The Achille Forti Gallery only displays art from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, although some traveling art exhibits may be featured. Past exhibits have included works of Picasso, Guttoso, Degas and De Chirico.