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Verona Travel Guide - Things to See
Piazza del Signori: The handsomest square in Verona. On the square is the Palazzo del Governo. The marble statue in the center is of Dante. Facing the back of the statue is the 15th century Loggia del Consiglio, surrounded by five statues. The loggia is also frescoed. Five different arches lead into the Plazza del Signori.

Arche Scaligere: Daily, except Monday 9-12,2-6:30. These tombs, surrounded by highly decorative wrought iron, form a kind of open-air pantheon. One tomb rests directly over the door of the Santa Maria Antica Church from the 12th century. The tomb nearest the door is that of Mastino II, and the most lavish of all is that of Cansignorio.

Piazza delle Erbe: This is the old Roman Forum... now a lively, palace-flanked square and the colorful setting of the fruit and vegetable market.

The Arena: This amphitheatre on the Piazza Bra dates from the first century AD. There are four arches on the outer circle standing, and the complete inner ring is intact. It is the setting during the summer for Grand Opera. Excellent.

Castelvecchio: Hours 9-12, 3-6. This 14th century castle is now the Art Museum with works by Bellini and Pisanello.

Church of San Zeno: A near perfect Romanesque church and Campanile on the Piazza San Zeno. On either side of the portal are bas-reliefs depicting scenes from the Old and New Testaments. The 50 panels on the bronze doors were sculpted in the 12th century. The altar contains a major Renaissance painting... a triptych by Mantegna.

Church of S. Anastasia: On the Piazza Sant'Anastasia, this church dates from the 13th century. It is considered the finest example of Gothic design in Verona.

The Duomo: On the Piazza del Duomo, this is the main Cathedral of Verona. It's a blend of Romanesque and Gothic with reliefs made in the 12th century. In the first chapel is an Assumption by Titian.

Roman Theatre: Originally built in the first century AD and now in ruins, this building climbs the foot of St. Peter's Hill. Shakespearean Festivals held here.

Juliet's House: Daily except Mon 9-12, 2:30-6. #23 Via Cappello. This is a small house with "the balcony" and a courtyard with a statue of "Juliet".

Juliet's Tomb: Daily except Mon 9-12, 3-6:30. The tomb is sheltered in a Franciscan monastery entered on the Via Luigi da Porta, off Via del Pontiere.

Basilica of San Fermo: A Romanesque church dating from the 11th century.
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