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Top 10 places in Verona

Our app features the history of 40 monuments and great sites including places to discover Verona. Here is a selection of the top 10 monuments of the city, with an extract of the texts available in the application and written by our teams of specialists. For full content, download our Android and iPhone Guide and start creating your travel journal for your stay at Verona

Visit The Roman Arena

The Roman Arena

This amphitheater, very well preserved, was built around the year 30, outside the city walls. It had been installed in a loop of the Adige in the 1 st . BC ; It is probable that there was no more room inside the enclosure to house the amphitheater. It was not included in the city until 265, when... Read more

Visit The Arena over the centuries

The Arena over the centuries

The Goths who took power in the 6th c. Did not destroy the arena; on the contrary, they restored it. But the Arena suffered great damage due to the flood of the Adige of 589, and the earthquakes of 1116, 1117 and 1183. From that moment its stones were used to build new walls and new buildings.... Read more

Visit The Roman Theater

The Roman Theater

It was built in the 1 st . Before JC, near the hill Saint Pierre, on the left bank of the Adige. Before its construction, two walls were erected between the Ponte di Pietra and the Ponte Postumio, to defend the future flood theater of the Adige. It was the rich trader Andrea Monga (1794-1861) who... Read more

Visit Piazza Erbe

Piazza Erbe

This long square is the oldest square in the city: it is on the site of the Roman Forum. One of the longest sides is the Palazzo del Comune, the Lamberti Tower, the House of Judges and the Mazzanti houses decorated with beautiful frescoes. The parallel side contains the Domus Mercatorum, an old... Read more

Visit Basilica San Zeno: history

Basilica San Zeno: history

Saint Zeno died in 380; The king of the Ostrogoths, Theodoric the Great (454-526), ??second barbarian king of Rome, had him erected a small church above his tomb near Via Gallica. It was destroyed in the 9th century, rebuilt immediately, destroyed again by the Hungarians in the 10th century.... Read more

Visit Basilica San Zeno: exterior

Basilica San Zeno: exterior

The facade is strongly marked by the numerous lésenes (vertical bands of low relief, kinds of decorative pilasters) which traverse it. It is divided into three parts: two lateral parts with an inclined roof, and a higher central part preceded by a 'protiro' (fore-body formed by a small... Read more

Visit Basilica San Zeno: the bas-reliefs neighboring the Protiro

Basilica San Zeno: the bas-reliefs neighboring the Protiro

The 18 bas-reliefs date from the 12th century; They are the work of the Masters Guglielmo and Niccol ?. They deal with subjects drawn from the Bible or profane subjects drawn from the legend of Theodoric the Great. On the left, from the bottom up after the duel of Theodoric and Odoacre: 1. and 2.... Read more

Visit Basilica San Zeno: inside

Basilica San Zeno: inside

The central nave is limited by powerful pilasters alternating with columns often recovered from Roman buildings; The walls are covered with horizontal bicolour streaks and the ceiling is a wooden frame. The nave contains many paintings from the 13th to the 16th century. And statues from the 12th to... Read more

Visit Piazza dei Signori

Piazza dei Signori

This place was born in the Middle Ages when the town was governed by the Della Scala family, known as the "scaligera", which was a highlight in the history of the city. The many palaces that surround it are witnesses of its political and administrative importance. The "Palazzo della Ragione"... Read more

Visit Museo di Castelvecchio

Museo di Castelvecchio

This museum, which was built between 1958 and 1974 and contains 30 rooms, is housed in the Castelvecchio; It contains sculptures, Italian and foreign paintings, ancient weapons, ceramics, gold objects, miniatures and the old bells of the city. There are many sculptures; One of the most beautiful is... Read more

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