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Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

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One of the most beautiful Romanesque churches in Italy

The Basilica of San Zeno was consecrated in 807. The relics of Verona's patron saint and eighth bishop, St. Zeno, who converted it to Christianity, have been enshrined there since then.

Considered one of the most beautiful Romanesque churches in Italy, today the building looks the same as it did in 1138, except for the Gothic apse area and the wooden ceiling. 

The Basilica is divided into three levels: the parish church, the crypt, where the remains of St. Zeno are kept, and the presbyteral church, where the famous Triptych by Andrea Mantegna is housed.

The facade of the Basilica looks harmonious and features deep colors. Its very staid look and delicate decorations immediately highlight the large rose window known as the "Wheel of Fortune" and the perfection of the architectural lines.

Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

Piazza San Zeno, 2, 37123 Verona VR, Italy

Call +39045592813 Website

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