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San Zeno Maggiore Church

Piazza San Zeno, Verona, Italy
+39 045 592813
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Ranked #1 of 90 Attractions in Verona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Ballets, Cultural
Owner description: Built in 1123-35, this ornate Romanesque church features adorned bronze doors and remarkable...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Ballets, Cultural
Owner description: Built in 1123-35, this ornate Romanesque church features adorned bronze doors and remarkable Cloister.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you visit Verona you can't miss this roman church. It looks nice outside and when you go in you will be enthusiastic.

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We arrived early in Verona after our stay in Venice. Our room was not ready in our hotel nearby. They suggested we visit this beautiful church. The exterior is pretty but the interior including its gardens are absolutely stunning. The church was set up for a Wedding which was due to start in one hour. There was a string quartet... More 

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Pitesti, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Wonderful place to visit. We done this before visiting the historical town of Verona, in front of the church there is an superb cafeteria (with wifi) for some quality , peaceful time.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The Basilica of San Zeno is a wonderful place to visit. Peaceful. Serene. Great story behind the bishop who founder the church and who came from Africa. The Basilica has great brochures in English where you can learn about this special Saint who had a huge impact on the whole region. The history dates back to the 8th century. Ama

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Church was rather plain inside but had some interesting features such as the split level below the altar taking you down to the crypt of San Zeno, the 8th bishop of Verona AD380. Also note the bronze panel front doors and the nave ceiling.

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Dobele, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you're looking for something pre-Renaissance this is it. Simple, when compared to it's post medieval counterparts, but there is something about it that makes you linger around. Check the animal sculptures in front too.

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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

breathtakingly beautiful. As I walked through the door I was in ore of the whole building and there was so much to study and explore I didn't know where to start. Leave yourself time to absorb the art work and explore every part of this amazing building, especially the bronze door. Make sure your camera battery is charged.

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wizard of essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was undoubtedly the most interesting place we visited on our trip to Verona. To see so many 10th-12th Century features in such good condition is unusual. Compared to the many elaborate basilicas full of gold and treasures, this large but simple church, dedicated to a North African saint, seems somehow more real. Well worth a visit.

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Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

An easy and pleasant walk from the castle. Free entrance with the Verona card. I personally found the having San Zeno's body practically on display made me feel a little uncomfortable but that's probably because I'm not used to that sort of thing. There is a stunning painting of Christ that I'll never forget.

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Long Beach, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Everything written about San Zeno Church is true….go to see the frescos, bronze entrance doors, crypt, courtyard and beautiful alter. It’s worth a visit to see the frescos, some having graffiti written in ancient handwriting. At first glance, the graffiti almost looks like art on the walls. There are pay toilets (with an attendant if you do not have exact... More 

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