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  • 1 Piazza delle Erbe Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza delle Erbe I - 37121 Verona

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

  • 2 Scaliger tombs Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Piazza dei Signori I - 37121 Verona

    As Ghibellines (that is supporters of the German emperor and, hence opposed to the Guelphs who supported the Pope), the Scaliger family seized power in Verona and ruled it on behalf of their champion from 1260 to 1387. To judge by the surnames adorni..

  • 3 Museo di Castelvecchio Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Corso Castelvecchio 2 I - 37121 Verona

    Set up by the architect Carlo Scarpa according to modern museum practices, it has a broad, near complete panoramic view over Veronese painting from the 12C to the 16C: frescoes by local painters, paintings by Stefano da Verona, Pisanello, Giambono, C..

  • 4 Old Castle Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    c.so avour 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.

  • 5 Piazza dei Signori Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza dei Signori I - 37121 Verona

    This is a theatrical square and is strangely not as busy in comparison with its neighbour, the Piazza delle Erbe (and it is only mentioned in memory of Juliet's house!). Surmounted by an arch, the Via della Costa provides a way through ... and sudden..

  • 6 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..

  • 7 Arena Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Piazza Brà I - 37121 Verona

    This is the sumptuous setting for the Summer Festival spectacles at Verona which, like before, attract huge crowds to the amphitheatre. Of course, the spectacles of today are somewhat less bloody than those of yesteryear, when gladiators confronted e..

  • 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 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 ..

  • 10 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.

  • 11 Cathedral Interesting

    Religious buildings

    v. uomo 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..

  • 12 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, ..

  • 13 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..

  • 14 Archaeological Museum of the Monastery of St Jerom

    Museums and art

    v. edentore 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.

  • 15 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.

  • 16 Piazza Bra

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza Brà I - 37121 Verona

    Huge and sunny, the square on which the arenas stand is flanked by terraces cafes, which make it the ideal spot for a refreshing pause before relaunching your voyage of discovery in the city... or after you have finished. No matter whether they are p..

  • 17 Giardino Giusti

    Nature and gardens

    Via Giardino Giusti 2 I - 37129 Verona

    These charming gardens, laid out in the 16C, make a magical place where natural and artificial mingle closely.

  • 19 Juliet's house

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    v. appello 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..

  • 20 St Peter's castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    v. edentore 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.

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