Sant'Anastasia Church, Verona

Sant'Anastasia Church, Verona (must see)

The Construction of the Sant'Anastasia Church began in 1280 and was completed in 1400. The church was named after a temple that once stood on the site.

The Sant'Anastasia Church is the largest in Verona. The facade has three vertical brick sections and a simple rose window. A gorgeous facade panel shows St. Peter of Verona.

The church has a 72-meter bell tower. Originally, the bell tower had four bells, but today nine bells are rung in traditional Veronese style.

The interior features red and white Verona marble columns. Visitors will also find priceless artworks by artists such as Girolamo dai Libri and Altichiero. Two famous hunchbacks support the holy water fonts.

In the Pellegrini Chapel, visitors will find a masterpiece 1433 fresco by artist Pisanello. This fresco is Sant'Anastasia's most famous artwork and shows St. George freeing the Princess. Other important frescoes include the 14th-century artworks in the Cavalli Chapel.

Why You Should Visit:
If you like church architecture, this is definitely one to visit as it's the most important Gothic-style religious monument in Verona. The basilica has recently benefited from a lot of cleaning and restoration work, particularly inside where the artworks are spectacular.

Tip:
Get yourself an audio-guided tour for a small fee to get familiar with the history of the place and the artwork.
Alternately, consider buying either a Verona Card or a ticket that allows you to visit the 4 largest places of worship in Verona with a nice discount.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 9am-6pm; Sundays & Holidays: 1-6pm (Mar-Oct); Mon-Sat: 10am-1pm / 1:30-5pm, Sundays & Holidays: 1-5pm (Nov-Feb)

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Sant'Anastasia Church on Map

Sight Name: Sant'Anastasia Church
Sight Location: Verona, Italy (See walking tours in Verona)
Sight Type: Religious
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