Palazzo della Gran Guardia (Gran Guardia Palace), Verona

Palazzo della Gran Guardia (Gran Guardia Palace), Verona

The Palazzo della Gran Guardia is a grand palace that hosts conferences and art exhibitions. It is the former headquarters and registered offices of the city guard. The building was constructed in 1610 and was completed in 1853. The building, which features majestic arches, was designed by Domenico Curtoni. Cutroni’s work shows the influence of fellow designer Michele Sanmicheli. It is located next to the Portoni della Bra on the Piazza Bra, the largest city square in Verona.

Recent exhibitions include the works of Mantega, Mantua, and Padua. The Piazza Bar has many popular cafes, restaurants, and shops that visitors can enjoy. The Verona Arena, an amphitheater that can seat up 22,000 people, is a short distance away.

After viewing the stunning palace, one should also pass through the Via Mazzini to watch the Veronese perform the passeggiata, a ritual leisurely walk through one of Verona’s most elegant shopping avenues.

Whether you are attending a wine tasting event, business seminar, or an exhibition on eighteenth century paintings, the Palazzo della Gran Guardia has something for everyone and will not disappoint. Hotels within walking distance include the Le Camp Spa and Resort, the Verdi, the Europa, the Diamantino, and the Majestic Toscanelli.
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Palazzo della Gran Guardia (Gran Guardia Palace) on Map

Sight Name: Palazzo della Gran Guardia (Gran Guardia Palace)
Sight Location: Verona, Italy (See walking tours in Verona)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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