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There are many interesting places in Verona and not all of them are free. In each of the most significant attractions (these are the four largest churches of Verona - St. Firmo, St. Anastasia, St. Zeno and the Cathedral) are sold combined tickets to visit all these main churches. Such a ticket is cheaper than the sum of individual tickets, and these churches are really interesting. So it makes sense to buy such a ticket, especially since it is valid for several days.

Church San Fermo according to legend, is built on the site of the martyrdom of St. Fermo and St. Rustic. The original church of the VIII century, in the XI century was replaced by a complex of two buildings, with both buildings being built at the same time. The lower church was intended to store relics, the upper one - for services. Then, the upper church was rebuilt, as a result of which it acquired a Gothic look, while the lower church remained Romanesque.

 

 Verona. Upper Church of St. Fermo

Upper Church of St. Fermo (San Fermo Maggiore)
Chiesa di San Fermo (XI-XIV century)

 

 Verona. Lower Church of St. Fermo

Lower Church of St. Fermo (San Fermo Maggiore)
Chiesa di San Fermo (XI-XIV century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. Fermo

Lower Church of St. Fermo (San Fermo Maggiore)
Chiesa di San Fermo (XI-XIV century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. Fermo

Lower Church of St. Fermo (San Fermo Maggiore)
Chiesa di San Fermo (XI-XIV century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. Fermo

Lower Church of St. Fermo (San Fermo Maggiore). Altar XIV century
Chiesa di San Fermo (XI-XIV century)

   

 Verona. Church of St. Fermo

Lower Church of St. Fermo (San Fermo Maggiore). Fresco "Baptism of Christ" XII century.
Chiesa di San Fermo (XI-XIV century)

 

 Verona.  Church of St. Fermo

Upper Church of St. Fermo (San Fermo Maggiore)
Chiesa di San Fermo (XI-XIV century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. Fermo

Upper Church of St. Fermo (San Fermo Maggiore)
Chiesa di San Fermo (XI-XIV century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. Fermo

Upper Church of St. Fermo (San Fermo Maggiore)
Chiesa di San Fermo (XI-XIV century)

 

The Church of St. Anastasia (Santa Anastasia) is the largest in Verona. Despite almost two hundred years of construction and more than 450 years after its completion, the facade remained unfinished - it is clearly visible that there are facing bricks from the bottom, but not from above. The bell tower is available, but it is located at the very end of a long building, so it is not visible.

 

 Verona.Church of St. Anastasia

Church of St. Anastasia
Basilica di Santa Anastasia (XIII-XV century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. Anastasia

Church of St. Anastasia
Basilica di Santa Anastasia (XIII-XV century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. Anastasia

Bowl with holy water on the "Hunchback of St. Anastasia"
Basilica di Santa Anastasia (XIII-XV century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. Anastasia

Church of St. Anastasia
Basilica di Santa Anastasia (XIII-XV century)

 

The crucifix chapel is the oldest part of the temple. It was at this place was the ancient church of St..Anastasia. The chapel itself - the middle of the XV century.

 

 Verona. Church of St. Anastasia

Church of St. Anastasia. Chapel with a crucifix.
Basilica di Santa Anastasia (XIII-XV century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. Anastasia

Church of St. Anastasia. Altar of Centrego.
Basilica di Santa Anastasia (XIII-XV century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. Anastasia

Church of St. Anastasia. Chapel of Cavalli.
Basilica di Santa Anastasia (XIII-XV century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. Anastasia

Church of St. Anastasia. Chapel of Pelligrini.
Basilica di Santa Anastasia (XIII-XV century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. Anastasia

Church of St. Anastasia. Presbytery.
Basilica di Santa Anastasia (XIII-XV century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. Anastasia
Church of St. Anastasia
Basilica di Santa Anastasia (XIII-XV century)

 

On the same square, side by side with the basilica of St. Anastasia, there is another church - of St. Peter. The combined ticket for her visit is not valid and it is not at all clear whether it is possible to visit her - all the doors were closed. Church of St. Peter was built on the site of the chapel of the same name, which appeared while the large church of St. Anastasia. The popular name of the church is St. George, since in the XIV century it was renamed in honor of the patron of military by mercenaries, called one of the rulers of Verona.
By the way, St. Peter planned to dedicate the basilica, built on the site of the old church of Santa Anastasia, but the people did not stick, so the basilica retained the name of the old church.

Between St. Peter and St. Anastasia is the sarcophagus Guglielmo di Castelbarco - a curious structure, literally hanging in the air. Here it’s not interesting Guglielmo himself , but a way of burial. This tomb is considered the prototype of the famous arches of the Scaligers, which are described below.

 

 Verona. Church of St. Peter the Martyr

Church of St. Peter the Martyr
Chiesa di San Ciorgetto o San Pietro Martire (XIV century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. Peter the Martyr

Church of St. Peter the Martyr
Chiesa di San Ciorgetto o San Pietro Martire (XIV century)

 

 Verona. Sarcophagus of Guglielmo di Castelbarco

Sarcophagus of Guglielmo di Castelbarco
Arca di Guglielmo da Castelbarco (1320)

 

To the back wall of the church of  San Pietro still someone sarcophagus, and at different heights. Interesting - is this a manifestation of the hierarchy or something else?

 

 Verona. Church of St. Peter the Martyr

Church of St. Peter the Martyr
Chiesa di San Ciorgetto o San Pietro Martire (XIV century) 

 

Cathedral of Virgin Mary was built in Verona at the end of the XII century and significantly rebuilt in the XV century. Only the portal remained from the original facade. The bell tower appeared in the XVI century and remained unfinished.
The cathedral is adjacent to the church of St. John (San Giovanni in Fonte) and St. Helena. Now it is a single complex, including library of the chapter and cloister.

 

 Verona. Verona Cathedral

Verona Cathedral
Cattedrale Santa Maria Matricolare - Duomo di Verona (XII-XV century)

 

 Verona. Verona Cathedral

Verona Cathedral
Duomo di Verona (XII-XV century)

 

 Verona. Verona Cathedral
Verona Cathedral
Duomo di Verona (XII-XV century)

 

 Verona. Verona Cathedral

Verona Cathedral
Duomo di Verona (XII-XV century)

 

 Verona. Titian's painting "The Ascension of the Virgin"

Verona Cathedral. Cartolari Chapel with Titian's painting "The Ascension of the Virgin"
Duomo di Verona (XII-XV century)

 

 Verona. Liberale di Verona "Adoration of the Magi"
Verona Cathedral. Chapel Calcasoli with the picture of the Liberale di Verona "Adoration of the Magi"
Duomo di Verona (XII-XV century)

 

Church of St. John the Baptist (San Giovanni in Fonte) was built together with the Cathedral for use as a baptistery. Accordingly, the main thing that this church has is a large baptismal font of the 12th century, carved from a single piece of red Verona marble. The font has the shape of an octahedron, each side is decorated with bas-reliefs on gospel scenes.

 

 Verona. Church of John the Baptist at the font

Church of John the Baptist at the font
Chiesa di San Giovanni in Fonte (XII-XV century)

 

Church of St. Helena (Santa Elena) existed at this place before the cathedral. More precisely, there were several churches of St. Helena, replacing each other. In the process of excavation, a part of the presbytery with a mosaic floor of the first of these churches (IV century) was discovered.

 

 Verona. Church of St. Helena
Church of St. Helena
Сhiesa di Santa Elena (XII-XV century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. Helena
Church of St. Helena
Сhiesa di Santa Elena (XII-XV century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. Helena
Church of St. Helena
Сhiesa di Santa Elena (XII-XV century)

 

The last of the Verona "big four" - the church of St. Zeno (San Zeno Maggiore). It is located at some distance from the center of the city, on the place where was the grave of St. Zeno. Zeno was the bishop of Verona and is considered the saint patron of the city, and his relics are still in the basilica.
Nearby was the Benedictine monastery, of which only the tower survived (XIII century).

 

 Verona. Church of St. Zeno

Church of St. Zeno and the Benedictine monastery tower
San Zeno Maggiore (X-XIV century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. Zeno

Church of St. Zeno
San Zeno Maggiore (X-XIV century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. Zeno

Church of St. Zeno
San Zeno Maggiore (X-XIV century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. Zeno

Church of St. Zeno
San Zeno Maggiore (X-XIV century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. Zeno

Church of St. Zeno
San Zeno Maggiore (X-XIV century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. Zeno

Church of St. Zeno
San Zeno Maggiore (X-XIV century) 

 

 Verona. Church of St. Zeno

Church of St. Zeno
San Zeno Maggiore (X-XIV century) 

 

 Verona. Church of St. Zeno
Church of St. Zeno
San Zeno Maggiore (X-XIV century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. Zeno

Church of St. Zeno
San Zeno Maggiore (X-XIV century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. Zeno

Church of St. Zeno
San Zeno Maggiore (X-XIV century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. Zeno

Church of St. Zeno
San Zeno Maggiore (X-XIV century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. Zeno

Church of St. Zeno
San Zeno Maggiore (X-XIV century)

 

Church of St. Stefan (San Stefano) - one of the oldest in Verona. A small cemetery church after five centuries was significantly expanded, and in the XII century received a facade, finally hiding the remains of an early Christian basilica, and a very non-standard bell tower in the form of an octahedral brick cylinder.

 

 Verona. Church of St. Stefan

Church of St. Stefan
Chiesa di San Stefano (V-XII century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. Stefan

Church of St. Stefan
Chiesa di Santo Stefano (V-XII century)

 

 Verona.Church of St. Stefan

Church of St. Stefan
Chiesa di Santo Stefano (V-XII century)

 

Church of St. George received the current name in the middle of the XV century, when the Benedictine monastery that existed here was transferred to the brotherhood of St..George A bell tower of the 12th century remained from the monastery, it is the oldest part of the building. The modern look is a church with living quarters at the edges, the monastery received as a result of the restructuring of the XVI century.

 

 Verona. Church of St. George

Church of St. George
Parrocchia San Giorgio in Braida (XII-XVI century)

 

Church of St. Luca has existed since the 12th century, but almost nothing remained of the old days. In the XVII-XVIII centuries a large-scale reconstruction was carried out, which led to a complete restructuring, so that in 1755 the church was even re-consecrated.

 

 Verona. Church of St. Luca

Church of St. Luca
 Chiesa di San Luca Evangelista (XII-XVIII century)

 

The Church of the Holy Trinity in Monte Oliveto is a typical Verona church with a pointed Romanesque facade of the Lombard type, in which alternate terracotta and tuff masonry rows and a square bell tower. The most ancient parts of the building are the northern apse, the main apse, the atrium and the bell tower. At the base of the bell tower are visible fragments of tombstones and sculptures borrowed from the Roman necropolis, which was located along the Via Claudia Augusta Padana road.
Once the church was part of a country monastery, in the name of the area there is an indication of the mountain, from which only a small hill now remains.

 

 Verona. Church of the Holy Trinity

Church of the Holy Trinity
Chiesa della Santa Trinità in Monte Oliveto (XI-XIV century)

 

 Verona. Church of the Holy Trinity

Church of the Holy Trinity
Chiesa della Santa Trinità in Monte Oliveto  (XI-XIV century)

 

 Verona. Church of the Holy Trinity

Church of the Holy Trinity
Chiesa della Santa Trinità in Monte Oliveto  (XI-XIV century)

 

 Verona. Church of the Holy Trinity

Church of the Holy Trinity
Chiesa della Santa Trinità in Monte Oliveto  (XI-XIV century)

 

 Verona. Church of the Holy Trinity

Church of the Holy Trinity
Chiesa della Santa Trinità in Monte Oliveto  (XI-XIV century)

 

Church of St. Francis, as the name implies, was part of the Franciscan monastery. In 1257, the Franciscans moved to a more prestigious place (San Fermo Maggiore), and the monastery occupied the women's order of Santa Maria di Zevio. A century later, the monastery fell into disrepair and was revived only in 1548, when the buildings were adapted to accommodate newly converted nuns that the nearby Holy Trinity Monastery could not accommodate. These women (former prostitutes, abandoned wives, girls without a dowry) were called Franceschina.
The monastery was badly damaged during the Second World War and then only the church with a small section was restored. In 1973, a museum of frescoes named after Giovanni Battista Cavalcazelle was opened here, which, among other things, houses the so-called. "Juliet's tomb".

 

 Verona. Church of St. Francis

Church of St. Francis
Chiesa San Domenico al Corso (XVI-XVIII century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. Francis

Church of St. Francis
Chiesa San Domenico al Corso (XVI-XVIII century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. Francis
Church of St. Francis
Chiesa San Domenico al Corso (XVI-XVIII century)

 

Santa Maria Antica - the “old” church of the Virgin Mary, is not very remarkable in itself. This is a small building, not particularly decorated either outside or inside. Around 1630 the interior of the church was changed in the Baroque style, but at the end of the nineteenth century it was restored in its original form.

 

 Verona. Church of the Virgin Mary

Church of the Virgin Mary
Chiesa di Santa Maria Antica (XII century)

 

 Verona. Church of the Virgin Mary

Church of the Virgin Mary
Chiesa di Santa Maria Antica (XII century)

 

The church of Santa Maria was the chapel of the rulers of Verona - the family of the Scaligers, who used the surrounding area as a family cemetery, and it is a very non-traditional cemetery. These burials are known under the common name of Scaligers Arch.
The first tomb, Kangrande I, is located directly above the entrance to the church. True, this is a copy (as well as the equestrian statue on the arch of Mastino II) - the originals are in the Museum of Castelvecchio.
The rest of the graves are located next to the church, and two of them (Mastino II and Cassinorio) are really located on some similarity of arches - high pedestals with columns.
The Scaliger Tombs are considered one of the most significant monuments of Gothic art.

 

 Verona. Arch of Kangrande I

Arch of Kangrande I
Arce di Cangrande I della Scala (XIV century)

 

 Verona. Scaliger Tombs

Scaliger Tombs
Arche Scaligere  (XIV century)

 

 Verona. Arch of Mastino II

Arch of Mastino II
L'arca di Mastino II  (XIV century)

 

 Verona. Arch of Cansignorio

Arch of Cansignorio 
L'arca Cansignorio  (XIV century)

 

The church of St. Euphemia was part of the Augustinian monastery, famous for the fact that Dante loved to rest in it during his time in Verona. The main jewel is the altar of the work of Karoto, stored in the museum of Castelvekio ..

 

 Verona. Church of St. Euphemia

Church of St. Euphemia
Chiesa di Sant'Eufemia (XIII-XIV century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. Euphemia

Church of St. Euphemia
Chiesa di Sant'Eufemia (XIII-XIV century)

 

The church of San Giovanni was located in the center of the old Roman city. "In Foro" means "at the Forum". In 1905 a piece fell off the church, and a fragment of the old wall of tuff was exposed, after which it was decided to clean the entire wall.

 

 Verona. Church of St. John

Church of St. John
Chiesa di San Giovanni in Foro (XII-XIV century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. John

Church of St. John
Chiesa di San Giovanni in Foro (XII-XIV century)

 

The Church of St. Maria in Organo boasts one of the oldest organs of Verona - it was built in 1506. However, the name of the church has nothing to do with the organ. It comes from a hydraulic structure built by the Romans. It was a tall tower (a bell tower now stands on its base), with the drum, which rotated using the flow of water from the river and, casting shadows from the sculptures on it, marked the time. Water was supplied through pipes, which at regular intervals emitted melodious sounds.
The whole structure was destroyed by the Lombards, and in its place a church was erected (VI-VIII century), the remains of which can be seen in the crypt. The current church looks quite modern because of the neoclassical facade added in the 16th century.

 

 Verona. Church of St. Maria

Church of St. Maria
Chiesa di Santa Maria in Organo (XI-XVIII century)

 

The church of St. Matthew was built on the site of the destroyed Roman temple of Janus. Now its appearance is determined by the restructuring of the XVIII century, only the bell tower remained unchanged.

 

 Verona. Церковь св. Матвея

Church of St. Matthew
Chiesa di San Matteo (XI-XVIII century)

 

Santi Apostoli Square, not far from Port Borsari, is the historical center of Verona. The two churches in the square, along with the nearby church of San Lorenzo, are the oldest Christian buildings in Verona.
Church of St. Apostles was laid in the V century. The ancient building burned several times, after which it was almost anew built in the XII century, in the Gothic style. In the XVI century the church was reduced to one nave, but received a higher ceiling. Further restructuring changed the building so much that it was required to be re-consecrated in 1700. Only the bell tower and two burial arks on both sides of it remained from the original church.

 

 Verona. Church of St. Apostles

Church of St. Apostles
Chiesa dei Santi Apostoli (XII-XVIII century)

 

Neighboring Church of St. Teutheria and St. Tosca is considered the oldest church, not only in Verona, but throughout the Veneto region. It was consecrated in 751, but judging by the documents, it already existed in the V century, at the grave of one of the first Martyrs of Verona. The restoration of 1905 discovered Roman mosaics of the 4th century in the remains of a building preceding the church. The building had a plan of a Greek cross and was probably an ancient Roman tomb.
The church received its present name in 1160, when the relics of St. Teutheria and Holy Tosca were re-found.
In the XIV century the church was rebuilt, but the restoration of the 20th century brought it back to its former appearance. The building looks more squat than it was in the Middle Ages, since now most of it is below street level.

 

 Verona. Church of St. Teutheria and St. Tosca

Church of St. Teutheria and St. Tosca
Chiesa delle Sante Teuteria e Tosca (V-XIV century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. Teutheria and St. Tosca

Church of St. Teutheria and St. Tosca
Chiesa delle Sante Teuteria e Tosca (V-XIV century)

 

Church of St. Lawrence appeared after the earthquake of 1117 instead of destroyed. Now it is very built up around, so that even the entrance is not through the old portal with two massive columns at the edges, but through a side door.

 

 Verona. Church of St. Lawrence

Church of St. Lawrence
Chiesa de San Lorenzo (XII-XVIII century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. Lawrence

Church of St. Lawrence
Chiesa de San Lorenzo (XII-XVIII century)

 

Church of St. Bernardin was laid down immediately after the canonization of Bernardino of Siena (1450). The church belongs to the Franciscan monastery, so next to the church is the chapel of St. Francis.

 

 Verona. Franciscan Monastery and the Church of St. Bernardin

Franciscan Monastery and the Church of St. Bernardin
Chiesa di San Bernardino  (XV century)

 

 Verona. Church of St. Bernardin

Church of St. Bernardin
Chiesa di San Bernardino  (XV century)

 

 Verona. Chapel of St. Francis

Chapel of St. Francis
Cappella di San Francesco  (XVI century)

 

The Church of Saints Nazarius and Kelsius (Sant Nazaro-e-Celso) is the main church of the Verona district of San Nazaro. It was built on the site of an old church of the 8th century. There are no external decorations, unlike the churches of the city center, there is not, except, perhaps, the Baroque gates, added in the XVII century.

 

 Verona. Church of Saints Nazarius and Kelsius

Church of Saints Nazarius and Kelsius
Parrocchia Ss. Nazaro e Celso  (XVI-XVII century)

 

 Verona. Church of Saints Nazarius and Kelsius

Church of Saints Nazarius and Kelsius
Parrocchia Ss. Nazaro e Celso  (XVI-XVII century)

 

 Verona. Church of Saints Nazarius and Kelsius

Church of Saints Nazarius and Kelsius
Parrocchia Ss. Nazaro e Celso  (XVI-XVII century)

 

In the same area of San Nazaro is another interesting church - St. Tuscany. It was built in the eleventh century as a graveyard church of a nearby Benedictine monastery and is dedicated to the Holy Sepulcher. The church was located on the busy Via Postumia road, near the Port Veskovo, so in 1342 here moved the relics of St. Tuscany. As a result of the restructuring of 1482, the church acquired a strange appearance with two naves. November 29, 1489, during a large official ceremony, the church was consecrated by the bishop of Verona in honor of St. Tuscany.

 

 Verona. Church of St. Tuscany

Church of St. Tuscany
Chiesa di Santa Toscana (XII-XVI century)

 

In addition to Christian churches in Verona there is a synagogue, built when in the XIX century. significantly increased the Jewish population of the city.

 

 Verona. Synagogue

Synagogue
Sinagoga di Verona (XIX century)

 

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