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Arche Scaligere, Verona

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 420 reviews on the web
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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  • Crossing the square of the Signori find the tombs of the Lords of Verona, are amazing, each more surprising than the other. If you don't care you miss them because they are on a low traffic street and main attractions. Today the plaza is in works and loses part of charm. Us ends in could see it, already in the evening, and it caught us attention.
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  • We could only view these through the railings from the street, they were interesting enough and there is a useful information board near the entrance to the church 
  • Graves and the ornamentation reveal a lot about a society. In this regard, Verona takes the notion of ornamentation to an extreme. These monuments are so decoratively designed. It gives a real sense o...  read more »
  • Cool, but hard to take pictures of because of how close together the streets are and how tall the monuments are.
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  • Beautiful details in the architecture
  • Beautiful place to see. It's a kind of Gothic mausoleum built by "della Scala".
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  • Symbol of the city of Verona. Historical monument in downtown absolutely knows not to Miss
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