Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Verona

Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Verona (must see)

Basilica di San Zeno's 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. Together with the abbey which forms an annex, it is dedicated to St. Zeno of Verona. The church of San Zeno constituted the model for all subsequent Romanesque edifices in Verona. Built of cream-colored tuff, the facade is divided into three vertical components, the central nave surmounted by a pediment and the two aisles with sloping roof-lines, all supported upon small pendented blind arcades. The intersections of the three parts are marked by angled pilasters ending in foliate capitals below the pediment. The interior of the church is on three levels with an extensive crypt on the lower level, the church proper and a raised presbytery.

Why You Should Visit:
One of the most beautiful and better-preserved examples of Romanesque architecture in Northern Italy, with several art masterpieces on display.
The nice piazza in front of the Basilica is a great place to relax as it has several restaurants and a nice atmosphere.

Tip:
Make sure to use the audio guide (included in admission) – it is excellent on details.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 8:30am-6pm; Sun & Holidays: 12:30-6pm (Mar-Oct); Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm; Sun & Holidays: 12:30-5pm (Nov-Feb)
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore on Map

Sight Name: Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Sight Location: Verona, Italy (See walking tours in Verona)
Sight Type: Religious

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