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The 'Museo degli Affreschi'

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The 'Museo degli Affreschi'

The city of Verona offers a wide range of options to its visitors: in addition to the most famous sights, such as the Arena or Juliet's house, there are also some very interesting museums... The Museo degli Affreschi 'Giovanni Battista Cavalcaselle' is one of them!

The Museum stands inside the area of a Franciscan convent complex founded in the 13th century and completely rebuilt in the 17th century. Over the centuries it has welcomed several religious communities, and after the Napoleonic suppressions of the early 1800s, caregiving organizations settled there; since 1973 it has housed a museum named after Giovanni Battista Cavalcaselle.

Giovanni Battista Cavalcaselle (Legnago, Verona, 1819 - Rome 1897) can be considered the founder of modern art history in Italy! In addition to this, he also dealt with problems such as conservation and restoration, museum set-up, cataloging works of art, reforming academic teaching.

The museum mainly houses numerous frescoes from the Middle Ages and modern times which have been separated from the walls of palaces and churches around the city between the 19th and 20th century; in the garden there is a lapidary with a collection of inscriptions and sculptures of Verona’s origin between the 10th and the 18th century.

Take advantage of your holiday in Verona to visit this original museum too! It is open every day: Monday from 13.30 to 19.30; Tuesday to Sunday from 8.30 am to 7.30 pm.

By Insidecom Editorial Staff

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