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Arche Scaligere, Verona

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Get in touch with Verona's medieval past at Arche Scaligere, which preserve the memory of the Della Scalla family, rulers of the city in the 13th and 14th centuries. The five ornate Gothic monuments occupy the front courtyard of a small church constructed during the 12th century. Shaped like little temples, the tombs remain one of Verona's outstanding examples of Gothic art. Pay special attention to the tomb of Cangrande I, the most celebrated member of the family. In honor of his name, which means "big dog" in Italian, Cangrade's tabernacle-shaped tomb features images of harnessed dogs. Put Arche Scaligere at the forefront of your travel plans using our Verona itinerary planner.
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  • Very interesting visiting these arks, even if the ticket is too expensive for a visit that lasts 15 minutes. You can also see from the outside (no charge admission) but doing so you cannot see some detail ... .... To evaluate ...
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  • The Scaliger tombs, located in the historic centre of Verona, is a monumental Gothic Scaliger family funeral complex, intended to contain the arks (or tombs) of some distinguished representatives of the family, including that of the biggest Lord of Verona, where Cangrande, Dante dedicates the Heaven: they are located next to the Church of Santa Maria Antica near the Piazza dei Signori.
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  • Arche ( i.e. arks - not arches or boats but meaning safe boxes ) = tombs. Powerful rulers of 13th/14th Century Verona, this Gothic memorial to the Scaligeri family continues to echo the control of the...  more »