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  • 1 Scaliger tombs Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Piazza dei Signori

    The Scaligeri had their tombs placed between their palace and their church. The sarcophaguses bear the dynasty's emblem of a symbolic ladder (scala). These elegant Gothic funerary monuments protected by marble balustrading and wrought-iron work are d..

  • 2 Old Castle Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Corso Cavour

    Built in 1354 by Cangrande II, this attractive fortified ensemble (including Scaligero Bridge) is made up of two parts, separated by a passage overlooked by a keep. Now returned to civilian life, it contains the Museo di Castelvecchio, a stunning exa..

  • 3 Piazza dei Signori Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Torre dei Lamberti

    Reached along Via della Costa, this elegant square resembles an open-air drawing room. To the right, the brick and stone Lamberti Tower dominates the 12C Palazzo del Comune which is linked to the Palazzo dei Tribunali, flanked by the huge brick Scali..

  • 4 Piazza delle Erbe Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza delle Erbe

    This oblong square, very lively and colourful on market days, is lined in historic palaces and houses, some of which still boast their original marble columns and frescoes. Running down the middle are the market column, 16C "Capitello" or &..

  • 5 Verona Arena Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Piazza Brà

    This splendid amphitheatre is one of the finest in the Roman world and can accommodate 25 000 spectators on its 44 tiers of seating. Its structure of pink marble blocks, flint and brick dates from the late 1C AD. Every summer, major opera performance..

  • 6 Museo di Castelvecchio Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Corso Castelvecchio 2

    Castelvecchio Museum showcases a relatively comprehensive selection of Veronese art from 13-16C: frescoes by local artists and paintings by Stefano da Verona, Pisanello, Giambono, Carlo Crivelli, Mantegna, Carpaccio and the Bellinis. A section is dev..

  • 7 Church of St Zeno Maggiore Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Piazza San Zeno

    Built on a basilica type plan, this is one of the most attractive Romanesque churches in northern Italy, truly representative of the Lombard style. The exterior, in particular, is remarkable for the decor of Lombard bands and arcading. There are wond..

  • 8 Church of St Anastasia Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Piazza S. Anastasia

    Not only is Sant'Anastasia attractive but it contains several masterpieces: the famous fresco by Pisanello depicting St Georges delivering the princess of Trebizond (1436) both realist and fantastic, a collection of 24 terracottas by Michele da Firen..

  • 9 Verona Roman Theatre Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Rigaste Redentore 2

    Beyond the stone-built Ponte Pietra, also Roman, this much restored theatre, dating from the reign of Augustus, continues to host drama and dance productions and music concerts. There is staircase and lift from the theatre up to the small San Girolam..

  • 10 Verona Cathedral Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Via Duomo

    A Romanesque chancel, a Gothic nave, a classical tower, here is a good example of ecumenical architecture. The doorway, decorated with sculptures and low-reliefs by the mason Nicolo is in the Romanesque Lombard style. Pillars of pink marble, an Assum..

  • 11 Church of St Firmanus Major Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Stradone S. - Fermo

    On the foundations of an edifice devoted to the martyrs Saint Firmanus and Saint Rustico, the Benedictine monks built San Fermo Maggiore in the 11C, designed as two distinct superimposed churches. The lower church represents a rare example of a primi..

  • 12 Lamberti tower

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza dei Signori

    Dating from the 14 C, adjoining Palazzo della Ragione (or Town hall), this brick and stone tower with an octagonal crown commands a superb view over the roofs and belfries of the pink town, coiled up in a meander of the River Adige. To get to the top..

  • 13 Verona's Government palace

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza dei Signori

    Now housing the prefecture, this 13C palace crowned with merlons and with an attractive classical doorway by Sanmicheli, was the residence of the Scaliger family, then later on of the Venetian podesta.

  • 14 Archaeological Museum of the Monastery of St Jerom

    Museums and art

    Rigaste Redentore 2

    Located on a hill above the Roman theatre, the Archaeological Museum is noted for its works from Roman Verona, acquired by the town in the 18C and 19C. Attractive view over the town.

  • 15 Juliet's tomb

    Religious buildings

    Via del Pontiere 35

    It was in the church of S. Francesco al Corso that Juliet married Romeo... and it is here that she now lies (in the cloister)... but look around for the crowds, very few make the pilgrimage this far.

  • 16 Piazza Bra

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza Brà

    Linked to the oldest part of the city by Via Mazzini and overlooked by the splendid amphitheatre, Piazza Bra is the elegant heart of Verona.

  • 17 Giardino Giusti

    Nature and gardens

    Via Giardino Giusti 2

    This charming late-Renaissance garden has remained true to the original plan by Agostino Giusti, knight of the Republic of Venice. The lower section is Italian in influence, with alleys, fountains, statues and a maze; the upper section on the hillsid..

  • 19 Juliet's house

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Via Cappello 23

    This Gothic palace, supposed to have belonged to the Capulets, even boasts the famous "balcony" overlooking the inner courtyard. Restored in 2004, the house was entirely cleansed of all the graffiti and declarations of love that had come to..

  • 20 St Peter's castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Via Redentore

    From the terraces of this castle which, according to some, dates back to the time when the Visconti dominated Venice, there are splendid views over Verona.

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