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Basilica of San Zeno, Verona, Verona | Tourist Information


piazza san zeno
Verona, Italy 37123


The Basilica di San Zeno is a minor basilica of Verona, Northern Italy. Its fame rests partly on its architecture and partly upon the tradition that its crypt was the place of the marriage of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. It stands adjacent to a Benedictine abbey, both dedicated to St Zeno of Verona.HistorySt. Zeno died in 380. According to legend, at a site above his tomb along the Via Gallica, the first small church was erected by Theodoric the Great, king of the Ostrogoths. Erection of the present basilica and associated monastery began in the 9th century, when Bishop Ratoldus and King Pepin of Italy attended the translation of the saint's relics into the new church. This edifice was damaged or destroyed by a Magyar invasion in the early 10th-century, at which time Zeno's body was moved to the Cathedral of Santa Maria Matricolare: on May 21, 921, it was returned to its original site in the crypt of the present church. In 967, a new Romanesque edifice was built by Bishop Raterius, with the patronage of Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor.On January 3, 1117, the church, along with most of the city, was damaged by an earthquake; the church was restored and enlarged in 1138. Work was completed in 1398 with the reconstruction of the roof and of the Gothic-style apse.

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Parrocchia Santi Angeli
Distance: 0.7 mi Tourist Information
Via Arnolfo Di Cambio
Verona, 37138

Cattedrale Di Verona
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
Piazza Duomo, 21
Verona, 37121

Verona Cathedral
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
Piazza Duomo, 21
Verona, 37121

Verona Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Verona, northern Italy, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary under the designation Santa Maria Matricolare. It is the episcopal seat of the Diocese of Verona.It was erected after two Palaeo-Christian churches on the same site had been destroyed by an earthquake in 1117. Built in Romanesque style, the cathedral was consecrated on September 13, 1187. The structure was later modified by several renovation interventions, although the plan has remained unchanged.ExteriorThe façade is divided into three parts, with a pediment and a two storied projecting porch or protiro embellished with sculpture, which is the work of the twelfth-century sculptor Nicholaus, who also executed and signed the entranceway at the abbey church of San Zeno, also in Verona, and Ferrara Cathedral. The portico is supported on the backs of two griffins, similar to those from the dismantled Porta dei Mesi at Ferrara. The lunette depicts the Virgin holding the Christ child in high relief, centered between two low relief scenes, the Annunciation to the Shepherds (left) and the Adoration of the Magi (right). On the lintel in medallions are the three theological virtues, Faith, Charity and Hope. Ten figures of prophets are set in the doorposts and jambs; the four symbols of the Evangelists and the Hand of God are set above in the barrel vault of the first story of the porch. Set into the walls on either side of the portal are figures of Roland and Oliver, who as holy warriors, remind one of the constant need to provide protection to the church.

San Giorgio in Braida, Verona
Distance: 0.9 mi Tourist Information
Porta San Giorgio, 6
Verona, 37126

San Giorgio in Braida is a Roman Catholic church in Verona, region of Veneto, Italy. A church titled San Giacomo in Braida, was located in Cremona, and became superseded by Sant'Agostino.HistoryIn 1046, the deacon of the Verona Cathedral, later bishop, Cadalo commissioned the construction of a Benedictine monastery outside the city walls, in a suburb called Braida. By 1051, the monastery was generally complete, and the Holy Roman Emperor Henry III placed it under his protection. By 1121, the monastery had a church. However by 1127, the then bishop Bernardo expelled the monks for "keeping an abbey in a situation of spiritual, temporal, and material degradation". By 1132, the bishop with the blessing of Pope Innocent II assigned the monastery to the Canons Regular, an Augustinian order. In 1441, Pope Eugene IV favored the transfer of the monastery to the Venetian Augustinian order of Canons Regular of San Giorgio in Alga, reflecting in part the ascendancy of the rebublic in Verona since their fusion with Venice in 1405. In 1668, these canons were abolished by Pope Clement IX. The monastery was sold at auction, but was acquired by the Nuns of Santa Maria di Reggio, who administered the church until their suppression in 1806. The church became an oratory subsidiary to Santo Stefano, and only acquired the parish dignity in 1874.

Santuario Madonna Di Lourdes
Distance: 1.2 mi Tourist Information
27, vl. Colli
Verona, 37128

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Il Santuario Madonna di Lourdes, ubicato a Verona, è aperto tutto l'anno ed è ufficiato dai Padri Stimmatini, fondati da San Giuseppe Bertoni. La Messa Vespertina è sempre preceduta dalla recita del S. Rosario. La festa titolare e principale del Santuario Madonna di Lourdes è l'11 febbraio, anniversario della prima apparizione della Madonna di Lourdes. Con particolare solennità e grande affluenza di fedeli, oltre il Natale e la Pasqua, presso il Santuario Madonna di Lourdes, vengono celebrate anche le feste Mariane dell'Assunzione e dell'Immacolata. Il Santuario Madonna di Lourdes è immerso nel verde e con vista panoramica su tutta Verona, nei suoi pressi c'è un bar, con ricordi e servizio telefonico. Chiesa cattolica - servizi parrocchiali SANTUARIO MADONNA DI LOURDES CHIESA CATTOLICA - SERVIZI PARROCCHIALI Contatti:

Santuario Madonna Di Lourdes
Distance: 1.1 mi Tourist Information
Viale Colli 27
Verona, 37128