In the centre of the old town stands the Torre dei Lamberti – the Tower of Lamberti. At 84 metres, it is the tallest building in Verona and towers over the entire old town.
In 1172, the construction of the tower began and a tower made of tuff and terracotta was built in the Romanesque style. There are two bells in the bell tower. After a fire in 1403, the top of the tower collapsed. When it was rebuilt, the tower was raised. If you stand in front of the tower, you can see this very well because of the different building material (marble). In 1779, the city installed a tower clock.
If you are good on foot, you can climb 368 steps to the top of the tower or take the lift up. The view is said to be beautiful.
We did not drive or walk up the tower, preferring to visit other free viewpoints in the city. We preferred to enjoy a cup of fresh fruit prepared right before our eyes at the small market below the tower.
If you meander between the street cafés and restaurants, you will reach a courtyard through an inconspicuous passageway. It lies at the back of the tower.
Here you will find a beautiful staircase, the Scala della Ragioni. The marble staircase in the courtyard of Palazzo della Ragione is truly beautiful. The Staircase of Reason, as it is translated, is built in the Gothic style and was originally covered. In the past, it was the way to the court of Verona. Today it is a popular photo motif.
Torre dei Lamerti
Via della Costa, 1
Monday-Sunday: 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Torre dei Lamberti
Adults: 8,00 €
Reduced: € 5.00