When you will visit this amazing cathedral, take a look also to the small hidden church on the left (watching the cathedral) that is really cute. It’s called S. Elena.
Una complesso religioso nel cuore della città, la cappella interna vale una visita (a pagamento). A very beautiful religious complex in the middle of the city, the chapel inside is worthy a visit, it is the cathedral of Verona (under payment)
“The largest church in Verona and the most important Gothic monument of the city. Work on its construction began in XXIII century, was completed in 1471. Visible frescoes depicting the '400 SS. Trinity and the arrival of the Dominicans in Verona, the lintel floor is decorated with sculptures of the simple life of Christ, flanked laterally by two niches, with St. Catherine and St. Anastasia. Fine the marble friezes with putti and floral motifs on the sides of the portal and the two panels on the right pilaster, depicting St. Peter Martyr. The interior of the basilica is divided into three naves joined with vaulted ceilings, naves separated by twelve columns of white marble and red Verona with Gothic capitals with floral motifs. At the base of the first columns of the nave you can see the two famous fonts supported by the humpbacks: both reminiscent of the Veronese people humble and lowly, with the faith that spurs the generosity of the rich, and is said to bring good luck to touch the hump them. The aisles of the church have a continuous row of large altars adorned with shovels, frescoes and sculptures from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century. Among others, is to remember the altar Fregoso (XVI century) by Michele Sanmicheli, the altar of St. Thomas Aquinas (XV century), decorated with a piece of Girolamo dai Libri, depicting the Madonna and Child Enthroned and the saints; Chapel Horses, with numerous frescoes of the fourteenth century, including the beautiful Virgin Enthroned dell'Altichiero, the Pellegrini Chapel, decorated with terra-cotta reliefs depicting scenes from the life of Jesus, and finally, the monument Seregno (XV century) with decorations Nanni di Bartolo and frescoes by Michele Giambono. The church contains the famous and spectacular fresco St. George and the Princess of Antonio Pisano (Pisanello said): maximum expression of the international Gothic Verona, visible in the Pellegrini Chapel.”
“On the opposite side of the center with respect to the residence "Il Vicolo". One of the masterpieces of Romanesque architecture in Italy, the Basilica of San Zeno is one of the most important buildings of the city. And 'dedicated to the eighth bishop of Verona, a saint of African origin that are attributed many miracles and the conversion of the Venetian populations. The original building dates back to the fourth century, when a small church was built near the tomb of the saint. Elongated and enlarged in 1117 after the earthquake that struck northern Italy, was completed in 1398 and renovated in the ceiling of the apse in the Gothic style. The façade, tuff and marble features a large rose window, the work of Brioloto. Magnificent portal, a precious artifact coated with 48 bronze panels made between the tenth and twelfth centuries by different authors. There are scenes from the life of Christ and the Old Testament. On the sides of the portal deserve attention bas-reliefs of the twelfth century, with sacred and profane of biblical inspiration on King Theodoric. To the right of the basilica stands a tower of 72 meters which reflects the style of alternating bands of tuff and brick, and which contains the oldest bells in Verona, merged in 1149. On the left the cloister and the crenellated tower, the last remains of a great Benedictine abbey. The interior of the church with a Latin cross plan with three naves, has a peculiar subdivision on three levels: the crypt is at the bottom, topped first by the Church Plebana and then by the Presbytery (or Upper Church) which is accessed by two staircases in marble. Particularly interesting are the baptismal font of the twelfth century, the great monolithic porphyry cup, placed on the left of the entrance, from the Roman Baths and the two wings of frescoes, made between two hundred and three hundred, which testify to the evolution of ' pictorial art in Verona. The works are housed in the apse of greater value greater: the triptych by Mantegna depicting the Madonna Enthroned, and the great marble statue of San Zeno. Made in the thirteenth century, depicting the saint smiling good-naturedly while holding the pastoral staff from which hangs a fish. From the central staircase leads to the crypt, where he kept the body of the saint. Divided into nine aisles with arches supported by 49 columns (all with different capitals) is a pleasant mixture of styles and eras. The remains of the saint, whose face is covered with a silver mask, are kept in a glass case and wrapped in a bishop's dress. The cloister is Romanesque in style and dates back to the twelfth century, composed of numerous small arches supported by coupled columns, contains ancient tombs, frescoes and a shrine which contained the wash of the friars.”
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“The Scaliger Tombs is a group of five Gothic funerary monuments in Verona, Italy, celebrating the Scaliger family, who ruled in Verona from the 13th to the late 14th century.”
“La meglio resistita delle due porte romane tuttora esistenti in città The best remained of the two roman gates of entrance in the very first perimeter of the city”