Castel San Pietro
37129 Verona, VR, Italy
About Castel San Pietro
The Piazzale Castel San Pietro is an ancient fortress built atop the ruins of a viscount’s castle. It was built by Giangaleazzo Visconti in 1398 and was originally joined to the continuous wall around the Socorro. It sits on top of a hill that provides an excellent panoramic view of the city, especially when the sun is going down. Some of the buildings you will see from the San Pietro include the Santa Sofia, San Leonardo, and the San Mattia Castles.
Attractions near Castel San Pietro
The Archaeological Museum at the Roman Theatre was opened in 1924 in the former monastery of Gesuati, which was built in the late 14th century behind the theatre. it contains material from the theatre, from Verona and its hinterland, and from collections acquired over time. The Archaeological Museum at the Roman Theatre, in one of the most attractive and archaeologically important locations in Verona, is an excellent example of a city museum.
The Pietra bridge is the oldest bridge in Verona on the Adige river, the only one remaining from Roman times. Having survived several floods, it was made to shine during the Second World War by retreating German soldiers, then rebuilt by reassembling the stones recovered from the river bed by anastylosis. The bridge was completed in 100 BC, and the Via Postumia from Genoa to Aquileia passed over it.
The cathedral of Verona, whose official name is the cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta but also known as the cathedral of Santa Maria Matricolare, from the name of the ancient early Christian church, is the main place of Catholic worship in the city of Verona, the mother church of the homonymous diocese. It is part of an articulated architectural complex, which also includes the Palazzo del Vescovado, the cloister of the Canons, the chapter library, the baptistery of San Giovanni in Fonte.
The Scaliger Tombs in Verona are a funerary complex built by the Della Scala family, who ruled over the city between the 13th and the 14th century. While impressive as a whole, they include one monument that stands out for its magnificence: the one for Cangrande (1291-1329), the most important and famous member of this aristocratic dynasty.
The Giusti palace and garden are located in the homonymous street in Verona, near the center and a few tens of meters from Piazza Isolo. The palace was built in the 16th century with a classic U-shaped layout, together with the garden, considered one of the most beautiful examples of an Italian garden. The garden has been modified several times during its long life and was particularly well cared for after the Second World War.
Torre Dei Lamberti is the tallest tower in Verona and an important piece of Verona’s incredible urban structure. Standing 84 meters high the Lamberti Tower is the best place to get a full panoramic view of the UNESCO Listed city of Verona. Climb the 368 steps to the top of the 12th-century tower on a clear day and you’ll be able to make out the mountains of the Lessinia Regional Park off to the north.
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The area was a part of the Roman Empire until the 5th century AD. Although being a heavily industrialised region, tourism is one of its main economic resources; one-fifth of Italy's foreign tourism gravitates towards Veneto, which is the first region in Italy in terms of tourist presence, attracting over 60 million visitors every year, second after Emilia-Romagna in terms of hotel industry structures.