The Palazzo di Cansignorio is a historic palace in the Piazza dei Signori in Verona. On one side it is separated from the Palazzo della Ragione by archaeological excavations from Roman times and on the other side it borders the Santa Maria Antica Church.
Palazzo di Cansignorio Verona
Address, opening hours and entrance fee
Address: Piazza dei Signori – 37121 Verona (VR). Opening Hours: The palace is not open to the public.
The Palazzo di Cansignorio was built in the 14th century on a complex of already existing medieval houses, of which some traces can still be seen. Originally it was a tower house with a solid defensive wall, a large garden and an enclosed central courtyard.
The Palazzo di Cansignorio is also known as the Palazzo del Capitano or the Palazzo del Tribunale.
Towards the end of the 19th century it was rebuilt to house judicial offices.
What to see
Walking through the 16th century white marble gate (the work of Michele Sanmicheli) one arrives at the Cortile del Mercato Vecchio (“Courtyard of the Old Market”) with the original 17th century Porta dei Bombardieri.
Here is also the entrance to the Scavi Scaligeri, underground ruins of ancient Roman streets and medieval buildings.
Among these ruins, exhibitions are organized by the Centro Internazionale di Fotografia.