The Lamberti Tower and Achille Forti Gallery of Modern Art

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Palazzo della Ragione
The Lamberti Tower
Achille Forti Gallery of Modern Art

2 Via della Costa – Phone +39 045 9273027

The Lamberti Tower, the highest tower in Verona and the centre point of the whole group of the Palazzo della Ragione complex, is also the visual reference point for the city centre. Eighty-four metres high, and wholly accessible to the public, it dominates from above the ancient Roman forum of Piazza delle Erbe and the nearby Piazza dei Signori, and offers at a single glance a view of the whole city and its principle monuments in every season of the year.

The only private tower in Verona, it was built by the Lamberti family in the XII century from tuff, bricks, and marble. Restored and further heightened in the XV century, it was proudly completed in 1779. It is famous for its two bells, Rengo and Marangona, which were placed in the tower in 1295 and which once marked the life of the city by ringing the hours and acting as a fire alarm (Marangona), and by summoning the municipal council or calling the citizens to arms (Rengo).

The tower is an integral part of the Palazzo della Ragione complex, the beating heart of the city, with its famous stairway - a late-gothic jewel in red Veronese marble, which today provides access to the new venue of the Achille Forti Gallery of Modern Art (see page 62) - and the decorative splendour of the Cappella dei Notai. It is a unique area that brings together history, architecture and art, and can now be visited with a single ticket.

The Lamberty Tower
From Monday to Sunday 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, and holidays 11.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m

Achille Forti Gallery of Modern Art
From Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
Saturday, Sunday, and holidays 11 to 7 p.m.;

The Palazzo della Ragione building complex can be visited with a single ticket

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