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Top places of worship recommendations from locals

Church
“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.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Historic Site
“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.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Church
“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.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Church
“Madonna della Corona sanctuary, a spectacular church built in the rocky mountain overlooking the valley! Considered one of the most beautiful in the world for its particular position.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Church
“La basilica concattedrale di Sant'Andrea è la più grande chiesa di Mantova. Opera di Leon Battista Alberti nello sviluppo dell'architettura rinascimentale, venne completata molti anni dopo la morte dell'architetto, con modi non sempre conformi ai progetti originali. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Church
“La rotonda di San Lorenzo è una chiesa di Mantova, ubicata in piazza Erbe ed eretta nell'XI secolo.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Church
“La chiesa di San Fermo eretta nel 1100, è composta da connesse e sovrapposte l'una all'altra, in cui lo stile romanico si fonde con il gotico. Nell'area della chiesa hanno scoperto nel febbraio 2018 che la tomba presente appartiene davvero al Grande Maestro dell'Ordine dei Templari Arnoldo di Torroja, confermato il tutto dall'esame del Dna. Questa tomba risulta l'unica scoperta fin ora di un Maestro dei Templari”
  • 7 locals recommend
Church
“Caratteristica Chiesa dedicata alla Madonna, con coccodrillo appeso all'ingresso. Vicino al fiume Mincio.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Church
“Super nice view of Verona. Surrounded by beautiful hills. 13 minutes by car”
  • 7 locals recommend
Church
“Well-known church for its wooden archtecture / Chiesa rinomata per il suo coro ligneo”
  • 5 locals recommend
Church
“Allegrini wine estate which is a must see during your stay in Verona and has a great wine tasting experience.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Church
“Possibilità di visita. Gratuito. Anche a piedi dall'alloggio. Si respira il passare dei secoli e delle vicende umane dalla nostra laboriosa valpolicella Possibility of a visit. Free. Also on foot from the accommodation. You can breathe the passing of centuries and human affairs from our hard-working valpolicella”
  • 2 locals recommend
Church
“Spettacolare chiesetta a 100 metri dal Romeo Giulietta, custodisce tesori di origine religiosa e pagani, in una ambientazione fascinosa per matrimoni, fa parte del percorso di Verona Minor Jerusalem.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Church
“Il santuario, situato alla spalle del centro di Peschiera, fu costruito per venerare la Vergine, apparsa tra i rami di un frassino a un pastore della zona il 12 settembre 1510. L'ingresso avviene lungo un viale di cipressi. La semplice facciata di sassi della chiesa presenta un ampio porticato a quattro colonne, con affreschi che narrano l'episodio dell'apparizione. Il santuario, che oggi ospita anche un convento, ha anche due bellissimi chiostri affrescati. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Church
“Piccola chiesa fuori dai tradizionali percorsi turistici; merita una visita per l'atmosfera e gli splendidi ed introvabili matronei. Sio entra dal fianco .... ”
  • 5 locals recommend