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L'itinerario B del Comune di Verona

29/04/2010
Time: 3 hours
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Questo breve itinerario di Verona, percorribile in circa 3 ore ti accompagna nel centro antico di Verona e attraversando l'Adige, nei i dintorni di Colle San Pietro. Partendo da Piazza delle Erbe, caratteristica piazza e antico foro romano si prosegue nella zona della Chiesa del Duomo (Cattedrale) e l'annessa Chiesa di San Giovanni in Fonte per poi proseguire verso la Chiesa di San Giorgio in Braida e la Chiesa di Santo Stefano. L'itinerario termina con la visita dell'imponente Teatro Romano (ed eventualmente il Museo Archeologico), l'antico Ponte Pietra e la Chiesa di Santa Anastasia.
Itinerary "L'itinerario B del Comune di Verona" has 8 stops:
A) Piazza delle Erbe
Historical Notes. Market Square (or the square of herbs) occupies a good part of the area of Verona’s Roman Court, where the Maximum Decuman and Maximum Cardo intersected. Through the centuries, the square has been the centre of the city’s political and economic life. Monuments. The square is surrounded by buildings and monuments that have marked the history of Verona. We have included in this guide the special cards for some of these buildings (the City Hall, Lamberti Tower) in the following pages. The c...
B) Duomo di Verona
Historical Notes. The successive early Christian, high medieval, Romanesque and Gothic contributions through the course of time have made the Duomo an extremely rich architectural complex, more than just a single building: it is formed by the Cathedral, the square, the Capitulary Library, the cloister of the Canonicals, St. Elena, St. Giovanni in Fonte and the Bishopric. The history of the Verona Cathedral is the history of four Basilicas. Among the architectural innovations of the latest grandiose intervention, b...
D) Chiesa di San Giorgio in Braida
Historical Notes. Towards 1046, a Benedictine monastery was built on the banks of the Adige River. It was almost totally demolished during the initial decades of the 19th century. Alongside the monastery a Romanesque church was immediately built, of which nothing remains today. As testimony of its presence there remains the bell tower, which dates from the XII century. In 1442, the monastery was given to the Canonicals of St. Giorgio in alga of Venice, who rebuilt the church. The façade of the Church and the C...
E) Chiesa di Santo Stefano
Historical Notes. The primitive nucleus of the church – the floor and lateral wall plan – probably dates from the V century, when the worship of the first martyr Stephen was introduced in the Veronese Christian community. St. Stephen’s remains were found in 415. The Romanesque church of St. Stephen was probably the Cathedral of Verona until the VIII century. In the VII century, in fact, the deterioration of the building imposed an almost complete rebuilding project. Nothing remains of this restructuring, with the...
F) Teatro Romano
Historical Notes. The Roman Theatre was built in the last quarter of the 1st century B.C., at the foot of the Hill of St. Peter. The building site of the Theatre remained open for several decades, which was natural, given the grandiose nature of the building. The few ruins visible today are definitely capable of documenting the building’s ancient splendour. During the course of time, the building suffered damage from the weather, the cataclysms that intervened, and lay entirely buried beneath miserable huts for c...
G) Ponte Pietra
Historical Notes. The Stone Bridge is located in one of the most panoramic and suggestive sites in Verona. Regardless of the vicissitudes and reconstructions the bridge has undergone, it remains one of the most important monuments or Roman Verona. It is legitimate to date the bridge prior to 89 B.C. – the year when Verona became a Latin colony – an initial bridge across the Adige, perhaps in wood, may have been built in this site following the construction of the Postumia Road, which ran from Genoa to Aquileia, in 1...
H) Chiesa di Santa Anastasia
Historical Notes. The Basilica of Saint Anastasia is definitely the most important gothic style religious monument in Verona. Construction on the church started around 1290 and lasted a century. It was supported by the Scala family, however the name of the architect is not known. The site chosen for the construction is very near to Lords’ Square, where the Scala family had their palaces; therefore Saint Anastasia presumably became the official church of their court. The church is in the Italian gothic style, w...

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