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L'itinerario C del Comune di Verona

29/04/2010
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Itinerary "L'itinerario C del Comune di Verona" has 7 stops:
A) Castelvecchio
Historical Notes. Following the revolt headed by his half-brother Fregnano, Cangrande II no longer felt safe inside the city: on top of the surrounding city walls, he had a castle and a bridge over the Adige River built. The new dwelling was to be a palace, fortress and a guarantee of escape. The construction of the castle, entrusted to Guglielmo Bevilacqua, began around 1354. Cangrande lived there for only a little while, because on 14 December 1359, he was betrayed and killed by several assassins, paid by his b...
B) Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio)
Historical notes Scaliger Bridge, also called the Ponte di Castelvecchio, is celebrated by historians as "the most audacious and wondrous works of the Middle Ages in Verona." Completed within three years, almost certainly between 1354 and 1356, was built by order of the Cangrande, which aims to ensure its stronghold on the river rising a separate escape (od'accoglienza relief) to the Tyrol, where he reigned his son Louis of Bavaria. The manufacturer's name is shrouded in mystery. A document of 1495 indicates that a...
E) Chiesa di San Zeno Maggiore
Historical Notes. San Zeno was the eighth bishop of Verona. The basilica dedicated to him is one of the masterpieces of Romanesque art in Italy. Between the IX and XIII centuries, the abbacy was the richest and most powerful monastery in Verona. Various emperors sojourned there. The plague of 1630 decimated the monastic community, which became extinct. The monastery was suppressed by the Serenissima Republic in 1770. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the devastation of the buildings of the former abbacy b...

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