Friday 20 July 2018, Sant'Elia

Museo Civico di Castelvecchio

The Scala family castle, built in 1353 and transformed into barracks initially by Napoleon (1805) and later by the Austrians, was furnished as a museum in 1925. Restored by Carlo Scarpa between 1958 and 1964, it hosts sculptural works from the XIV and XV century, panels and canvases from the middle ages and the eighteenth century. Additionally, objects from the lombard era are exhibited, including fabrics and arms. On the walkway and in the Hall of Mastio findings are exhibited of lombard white arms dating from 1300 to 1700. The most significant work is the statue on horseback of Cangrande I della Scala, dating from the XIV century. The collection that is not on display due to lack of adequate space may be consulted by scholars. The collection includes prints, miniatures, bronze statues from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, gems, coins and medallions from the Roman era to the nineteenth century.
Source: Varie

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