Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Verona

#3 of 80 in Historic Sites in Verona
World heritage site · Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Church
Dedicated to the town's patron saint, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore mesmerizes visitors with its flower-filled cloister and ornate interior lined with painstakingly restored frescoes. Built in 1123-35, this masterpiece of Romanesque architecture serves as the final resting place of St Zeno, whose masked corpse occupies the transparent sarcophagus beneath the main altar. According to tradition, the brooding crypt was the site of the marriage of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Pay attention to meticulously crafted bronze doors under the rose window and Mantegna's altarpiece depicting Madonna on the throne. Before you head to Verona, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Verona trip planner, to make sure you see all that Verona has to offer, including Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.
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  • Very impressive church, built 967-1398 that houses the relics of the city's patron saint, San Zeno. One of northern Italy's most ornate churches. The exterior is Romanesque and above the portal is a.....  more »
  • Like 20 minutes from the center of the city. In a really quiet place of Verona. The church is really big and I really liked the architecture.  more »
  • One of the manh very spectacular churches in Verona! You can also buy a ticket to enter four churches in the center of Verona
  • exceptional building, lots of layers revealing a rich history, beautiful architecture

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