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  • 1 Piazza delle Erbe Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza delle Erbe I - 37121 Verona

    This oblong square is very lively and colourful on market days. With stalls of fruit and vegetables, a fountain surmounted by the Madonna Verona (a Roman statue), old palaces (some decorated with marble columns and frescoes) and the dominant pink col..

  • 2 Scaliger tombs Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Piazza dei Signori I - 37121 Verona

    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..

  • 3 Arena Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Piazza Brà I - 37121 Verona

    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..

  • 4 Museo di Castelvecchio Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Corso Castelvecchio 2 I - 37121 Verona

    Designed by architect Carlo Scarpa, this up-to-the-minute museum housed in the venerable Castelvecchio provides an exhaustive inventory of Veronese painting from the 12C to the 16C: frescoes by local painters, paintings by Stefano da Verona, Pisanell..

  • 5 Old Castle Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    c.so Cavour I - 37121 Verona

    Built in 1354 by Cangrande II Scaliger, this attractive fortified ensemble (also including the Scaliger Bridge) is made up of two parts, separated by a passage looked over by a keep. Now returned to civilian life, it contains Verona's Art Museum.

  • 6 Piazza dei Signori Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza dei Signori I - 37121 Verona

    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..

  • 7 Church of St Zeno Maggiore Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Largo D. Bosco I - 37123 Verona

    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 I - 37121 Verona

    Not only is it attractive but it contains several masterpieces: effigies of the Apostles painted by Michele da Verona, the famous fresco by Pisanello depicting St Georges delivering the princess of Trebizond (1436) both realist and fantastic, a colle..

  • 9 Cathedral Interesting

    Religious buildings

    v. Duomo I - 37121 Verona

    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..

  • 10 Church of St Firmanus Major Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Stradone S. - Fermo I - 37121 Verona

    Built in the 11C and 12C in honour of St Firmanus, a local martyr whose day is 9th August, this church whose facade juxtaposes the Romanesque and Gothic styles, and whose single nave is topped by a pretty keel-shaped roof, contains the fresco of the ..

  • 11 Roman Theatre Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Rigaste Redentore 2 I - 37129 Verona

    Beyond the Ponte di pietra (stone), also Roman, this much restored theatre, dating from the reign of Augustus, today hosts the festival of Shakespearian theatre that Verona duly owes the writer of Romeo and Juliet.

  • 12 Juliet's house

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    v. Cappello 23 I - 37121 Verona

    There is such a crowd in front of this Gothic palace, supposed to have belonged to the Capulets, that you can hardly miss it! Nothing is missing, not the balcony below which Romeo declared his passion, and definitely not the souvenir shop down to the..

  • 13 Lamberti tower

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza dei Signori I - 37121 Verona

    Dating from the 14 C, stuck to the Palazzo della Ragione (or Town hall), this brick and stone tower with an octagonal crown, has 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, ..

  • 14 Government palace

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza dei Signori I - 37121 Verona

    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 (who hosted Dante there), then later on of the Venetian podesta when they took control o..

  • 15 Archaeological Museum of the Monastery of St Jerom

    Museums and art

    v. Redentore 2 I - 37129 Verona

    Located on a hill above the Roman theatre (a lift will ease the pain of the most exhausted visitors), this museum is especially interesting...for the attractive view that it has over the town.

  • 16 Juliet's tomb

    Religious buildings

    Via del Pontiere 35 I - 37122 Verona

    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.

  • 17 Piazza Bra

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza Brà I - 37121 Verona

    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.

  • 18 St Peter's castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    v. Redentore I - 37129 Verona

    From the terraces of this castle which goes back to the period when the Visconti of Milan briefly succeeded the Scaliger family, there are splendid views over Verona.

  • 19 Giardino Giusti

    Nature and gardens

    Via Giardino Giusti 2 I - 37129 Verona

    This charming garden laid out in the 16C is a magical place where nature and artifice blend seamlessly.

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