Castelvecchio Castle is located in the city of Verona (Verona) in Italy. (GPS: 45.439734, 10.988109)
01 The castle was built as a fortification on the banks of the Adige River during the reign of Scaligers. Construction continued from 1354 to 1376.
02 Initially, the castle bore the name of San Martino al Ponte in honor of the ancient church of St. Martin next to it.
03 The castle got its current name after a new castle was built on the hill of San Pietro in the 15th century in Verona.
04 The building is made of red brick and is devoid of any decorations.
05 The courtyards and towers of Castelvecchio include fragments of the city walls of the era of ancient Rome.
06 Along the perimeter of the castle are six towers, including the donjon.
07 The castle is connected to the left-bank part of the city by the Scaligers Bridge, built in 1355.
08 At present (since 1923), the Castle Museum of Castelvecchio is located in the castle with a rich collection of medieval paintings and sculptures.
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