Castel San Pietro is located on the left of the Adige river, the area that the French renamed Veronetta – little Verona – because it belonged to the Austrians. Its position on Colle San Pietro, which rises a few hundred meters, is strategic for controlling the surrounding area. For this reason, already during the Iron Age, a first residential nucleus was created on the hill. During Roman times, a sacred and fortified place was built beyond the river to guard the passage of the Via Postumia and the urban center on the Adige.
Today Castel San Pietro is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Verona because from its square you can admire one of the most suggestive panoramas of the city embraced by the Adige. Unmissable.
Here are some suggestions on how to get there and what to see along the way to Castel San Pietro.