The Funicular of Verona

(Italiano) Il panorama più bello?

For those who would like to admire the city of Verona from a different point of view, the wonderful panoramic terrace of Castel San Pietro is now very near.

The funicular of Verona is near the Roman Theatre, close to the Church of San Stefano.

The funicular already existed during the years before the I° World War: it was meant to help students to reach the Accademia delle Belle Arti, which was once near Castel San Pietro. It also was meant to enhance the beauty of the Hapsburg castle and to make it more accessible to the already numerous tourists.

The funicular was inaugurated in 1941 for the first time, but in was closed in 1944 due to the beginning of the II° World War and consequent economic difficulties. During the 80’ and 90’ there were various proposals concerning its reconstruction and, after the presentation of lots of different projects, it was opened once again in June 2017 as inclined lift.

The funicular runs 159 metres in about 90 seconds, overcoming a vertical distance of 55 metres. So you can easily reach Castel San Pietro and its terrace, enjoying a panoramic view of the city.

Opening hours:

Summer (April – October) 11.00 am – 9.00 pm (last run 8.45 pm)

Winter (November – March) 10.30 am – 4.30 pm

Closed on 25th December and on 1st January.

Tickets:

Normal: € 2,00

Reduced (under 10 and over 65) : € 1,00

Groups ( min 15 people): € 1,50 per pers

The ticket includes ascent and descent : it is not possible to buy them separately.

Contacts:

via Fontanelle S. Stefano, 6

tel. +39 342 896 6695

www.agec.it

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