Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Verona

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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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  • Beautiful basilica a bit at the outskirt of the old town, but a nice walk on the wall at the river bank. 
    Beautiful basilica a bit at the outskirt of the old town, but a nice walk on the wall at the river bank.  more »
  • This church is stunning! The outside looks brand new. We could not tour the inside because we were there during a Sunday service. We stayed for a little while; it was beautiful. Outside is a... 
    This church is stunning! The outside looks brand new. We could not tour the inside because we were there during a Sunday service. We stayed for a little while; it was beautiful. Outside is a...  more »
  • The site is in a different part of the city but still quite central but yo7 get to enjoy more of the residenpart of the city than the tourist areas around the other main sites. There is an entry fee.....  more
    The site is in a different part of the city but still quite central but yo7 get to enjoy more of the residenpart of the city than the tourist areas around the other main sites. There is an entry fee.....  more »
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  • Unique structure combining roman and gothic architecture styles. The only 2 floored church I've visited, with access to the crypt dedicated to San Zeno from the main floor. A curious place to visit while in Verona.
  • A very beautiful church. I recommend taking the combined ticket at a cost of €6 which also includes three other churches. It is absolutely worth it if you are in Verona
  • A nice basilic, and with the promotion to visit 4 churches for 6 euros, it is very cheap to visit as well! There is a nice cafe closeby as well, but it is not as nice as the other 3 churches you can visit with the same ticket. Still recommend though!
  • Pretty building with open space infront. As a tourist though, there isn't anything to do in the immediate area. The basilica was closed when I visited.
  • I love it, one of the strongest buildings I've met so far. A portal to a lively dimension.

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