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    Cappella San Pietro Martire

    by IreneMcKay Written Jan 17, 2015

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    Cappella San Pietro Martire is a chapel located next door to Sant Anastasia Church. Entry to this chapel is free. The chapel's walls were covered with beautiful frescoes and there were exhibits of various religious scenes in the centre of the chapel. This chapel is dedicated to Saint Peter of Verona.

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    Piazza dei Signore

    by IreneMcKay Written Jan 17, 2015

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    This square joins on to Piazza delle Erbe. I was expecting it to be just as beautiful and it probably is but during our visit several buildings were covered up for restoration, so it was most certainly not at its best.

    The Piazza dei Signori is also known as the Piazza Dante as there is a large statue of the famous Italian poet Dante Alighieri here. This square was once the centre of power in Verona as it includes the former court and the Palazzo del Governo which was once the seat of power of Verona's leading Scaliger family.

    During our visit there was a Christmas market here.

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    The Church of San Luca Evangelista

    by IreneMcKay Written Jan 15, 2015

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    Before reaching Piazza Bra on the walk from the station we visited the Church of San Luca Evangelista. A big plus for us was this church was heated so we could thaw out a bit and when we had thawed a little and started to look around we realised it was actually a very beautiful church. It also had a lovely nativity scene. This church unlike many in Verona is free entry.

    The Church of San Luca Evangelista. The Church of San Luca Evangelista.
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    The bust of Shakespeare

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Aug 29, 2014

    In a plque besides the bust, it is written:

    “There is no world without Verona walls, but Purgatory, Hell itself, hence vanished is banish’d from the world, and world’s exile is Death… (Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Atto III, Scena III)”.

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    The old funicular to Castelo San Pietro

    by Nemorino Updated Mar 22, 2014

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    There was a time when the Austrians ruled Verona, and one of the things they built here was a funicular railway from the river up to the Castelo San Pietro.

    This funicular has long since been abandoned, but the remains of the upper station are still there, and you can still see where it used to go.

    Second photo: Where the funicular used to stop.

    Third photo: In this view from below you can see the two white stripes showing where the funicular used to go.

    1. Upper station of the old funicular 2. Upper station of the old funicular 3. Route of the old funicular
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    Radio Museum

    by Nemorino Updated Mar 22, 2014

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    It wasn't until my last afternoon in Verona that I realized they had a radio museum. I rode right over, but it was closed. (I had never heard of an Italian museum being closed on a Wednesday before, but this one was. The closing day for museums and such is usually Monday.)

    So I haven't been in the Museo della Radio d'Epoca yet, but maybe next year.

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    Teatro Nuovo

    by Nemorino Updated Mar 22, 2014

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    The Teatro Nuovo or New Theater was opened in 1846, and is still used as a venue for plays, musicals, ballets and operettas.

    This is the home of a theater company called the Compagnia Atlantide Teatro Stabile di Verona. They have several Shakespeare plays in their repertoire, including an abridged version of Romeo e Giulietta which they sometimes play on the terrace next door to Juliet's House.

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    Setting up the stage for Goldoni

    by Nemorino Updated Mar 22, 2014

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    When I visited the Teatro Romano, there was a crew of several men and one woman setting up the stage for a new production of the play La putta onorata by Carlo Goldoni (1707-1793).

    I didn't see the play (don't know how much I would have understood), but it would have interested me because a number of Goldoni's plays were made into operas during the 18th century.

    Second and third photos: Assembling the stage set for the Goldoni play.

    Fourth photo: The finished stage set.

    1. Assembling the stage set for Goldoni 2. Climbing up on the set 3. Putting the set together 4. The finished stage set for Goldoni
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    Palazzo Bevilacqua

    by croisbeauty Updated Mar 1, 2014

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    For my money, Palazzo Bevilacqua, situated in Corso Cavour, is the most beautiful Renaissance palace in Verona. The palace was designed by famous Veronese architect Michele Sanmicheli representing an exemplar of Mannerism in architecture. It was built in 1529 and the splendid facade is often rivailling Giulio Romano's Palazzo Te in Modena. The palace was commissioned by Bevilacqua Family, on of the oldest and most prestigious families in Verona. The palace was constructed on the general principles of great Bramante, with rusticated lower story, almost fortified alike, and rich and columned "piano nobile". There is no doubt about, this palace is one of the most elegant constructions in whole of Verona.

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    Palazzo del Vescovado

    by croisbeauty Updated Feb 28, 2014

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    At first glance the seat of Diocese of Verona acts as a fortified castle, which suggests the decoration on top in a form of the parapets. This impression is additionally boosts after entering the courtyard, which is dominated by the Tower of Bishop Ognibene , from the 12th century.
    The diocese of Verona has very long history, which goes back to the year 236 when the first Bishop was Sant'Euprepius. The most famous bishop was San Zeno (372-380), who was author of a series of religious discourses, which are historically attested. Pope Urban III spent nearly all of his brief pontificate at Verona.
    The palace was built in the 15th century on a site of an Roman building. Over the entrance stands statues of saints Michael, Peter and Paul, and in the lunette is a painting of the Madonna and Child, attributed to fra Giovanni da Verona.

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    Christmas Market

    by painterdave Written Dec 9, 2013

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    During December the sellers turn out to create a Christmas market that features crafts, decorations, hats, gloves, winter wear, food, candy and more. All of this is located near the area and also just beyond the famous balcony area.

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    Chiesa San Lorenzo

    by Twan Written Oct 22, 2013

    You can’t see the church of San Lorenzo from the Corso Cavour. You can reach the church via an inconspicuous Gothic archway decorated with statues from the Via Cavour. The church dates from the 12th century and was built using different coloured materials like many other churches in Verona. In the foundations of the left-hand tower you can see very clearly that stones from the Roman arena were used for the construction of the church – a white marble stone with a decorative band bears witness to its origins from the Roman venue.

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    Arco dei Gavi

    by Twan Written Oct 17, 2013

    Around mid 1st century A.D., The Arch was built to honour several members of the Gens Gavia, an illustrious family that may have been of Veronese origin. The site was chosen with care, on a road of great transit, the Postumia, at the margins of the plateau where the city could develop: the precise point where it rose is marked by a grey marble rectangle that is visible from the roadway. During medieval times the arch became a city gate and included the scala walls and Clock Tower of Castelvecchio. The entire base of the arch is under the level of the roadway, except for a corner that is visible from the castle moat. The Arch was one of the roman monuments of Verona that was most widely studied and admired during the renaissance. In 1805, the French Military Engineers decreed its demolition, to improve the transitability of the course of military mule trains. The Arch stones lay for decades piled first in Citadella Square and later under the Arena arches. Finally the Arch was rebuilt, with its authentic pieces, in 1932, alongside Castel vecchio and facing the Adige, not far from its original location.

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    Venezia is not far away

    by globetrott Updated Nov 1, 2012

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    Venice / Venezia is not far away from Verona and so you will be able to get also some of the really beautiful masks for the carnevale di Venezia there.
    I saw this one in Piazza dell Erbe, in the centre of the square. They are certainly not really a cheap souvenir, but for sure a perfect and precious work of art sometimes.
    Click on my picture and see the special expression that these masks mostly have, a kind of melancholy

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    the medieval townwall of Verona

    by globetrott Updated Nov 1, 2012

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    Quite a big part of the medieval townwall of Verona can be still seen nowadays and it was perfectely combined with the buildings built in later centuries - click on my picture and see the windows in the old wall, there is a house on the back of it. Many streets with all of the heavy cartrafic of today are passing through these great medieval towngates and give the town of Verona a special ambiente you will not find at many other places in the world.

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    Nov 19, 2013 at 3:13 AM

    For anybody interested in Impressionist art, there is a great exhibition going on in Verona right now, here the link for more informations lineadombra.it/en/verso-mone...
    I have been to several exhibit organized by the same people and they have always been great!

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