This was our first port of call for our day in Verona as we were worried it would be very busy. It was empty ! We bought our Verona card from the art gallery upstairs ( worth a quick look as it is included in the price) And then went up. The lift took the stress out of it but was optional for those who wanted to climb it. We were only up for 10 minutes. There was no warning when the bells suddenly went off!