Chiesa della Disciplina is also called della Visitazione, it is 15th century construction with Baroque facade and was a private church of the Count Giorgio Maffei. The church was donated to the Confraternity of Disciplinati. This church houses so-called "Il Mortorio", a group of 9 wooden statues showing Jesus Christ, Nicodemus, Joseph of Arimatea,...more
The huge Castello Scaligero is the main attraction and the symbol of Villafranca di Verona. You can't miss it, it dominates whole the townlet.In case you're traveling by car, there is a very spacious parking place inside the castle, free of charge.Actually the castle is large military fortress built in 1199 by Scaligers and was part of Serraglio,...more
Il Duomo (the Cathedral) dei SS. Pietro e Paolo is situated in the heart of the city, in Corso Vittorio Emanuele. The construction has began in 1786, on a site of an previous old church. Actually, the Cathedral is a copy of the church of Redentore in Venice, a masterpiece of Andrea Palladio, the greatest Venetian architect of all times. Finished...more
This picture perfect cloister gives a hint of the nature that Zeno so loved. Many of the frescoes and scultpures in the church show Zeno with a fishing rod. A very cool unexpected surprise. It is neat to think of a patron saint heading to the hills and rivers in an effort to catch his supper with a simple fishing rod.more
Via Portogallo 1/p, Villafranca di Verona, 37069, Italy
Good for: Couples
Via Monte Baldo 2, Villafranca Di Verona, 37069, i
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Couples
Via Staffali, 2/a, Dossobuono, Villafranca di Verona, Italy
Good for: Families
I am a lover of seafood, from squid, swordfish, crab, lobster, shark, you name it, I eat it and like it.
Often restaurants stint on their seafood, being old, rubbery or just poor quailty. NOT so at the Don Giulio restaurant here in Villafranca di Verona.
We lucked out on this one, just happened to see their sign, we were hungry, so stopped. We had no idea of how good a meal we were in for.
The restaurant is not a cheap one, cost us 43 Euro for two. But it is nice to splurge and let yourself know you are worth it every once in a while.
Favorite Dish: 1) Mixed seafood. Just plain excellent.
2) Bacon wrapped cheese with mushrooms. Very tasty and interesting dish, the play of flavors is inviting you to try more.
I can't remember wheter it was on Saturday or Sunday but it was definatelly on weekend when large Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is turned into the shopping area. Small local manufacturers but also importers of cheap goods from China makes Corso to be frenetic shopping area. Besides locals this crowd is composed of people from surroundings of Vilafranca and tourists. Cloths is generally made of low quality fabrics but who cares if cheap.
The entrance in the castle goes through an passageway, above which stands the crucifix, painted by Jacopo Tumicelli. Inside the castle there is a small chapel called Cristo Re or del Santo Crocefisso, content an valuable frescoe from 13th century and three paintings by Gianbattista Lanceni (1659-1745).more
In 1345, during Mastino II and Cangrande della Scala, the Castle became a part of huge defending system called "Serraglio", a wing of fortresses starting at Nogarole Rocca to Valeggio sul Mincio. It was the golden period of migthy Scala Family, who ruled in Verona and its wide surroundings over the centuries.more