Arche Scaligere

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Peter H
Fredericksburg, VA626 contributions
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It’s one of those: “you can’t miss it” sites in Verona, Italy because it occupies a whole city block. Scaligeri is the name of the family ruling Verona for around 200 years, but even remained involved for many more years. (1200- ). Some of their Italian names translate to DOG, I’m not sure if by choice. Our tour guide told us the first ruler Cangrande was known as: Top Dog. Cangrande was good friends with Dante and even edited The Inferno. Now, that’s power. We weren’t permitted to go in and, because of the iron gate, it’s difficult to get a really good view of the statues.
Written May 26, 2022
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Asiyah Noemi K
Pula, Croatia4,675 contributions
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From Piazza dei Signori, passing by the Palazzo del Capitano, we arrive at the place where the church of Santa Maria Antica is located . Immediately there are the graves of the Della Scala family ( Arche Scaligere ). The Scaliger Tombs (or Arche Scaligere) in Verona are a funerary complex built by the Della Scala family, who ruled over the city between the 13th and the 14th century.
It is impressive that in Verona, so a lot of magnificent buildings and masterpieces created. Built in Gothic style, the most outstanding is the beauty of the magnificence grave the Cangrande (1291-1329), the most important and famous member of this aristocratic dynasty. Well worth a visit.
Written May 1, 2018
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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic5,598 contributions
The Gothic-style tomb complex of the Scaligeri family is monumental and shows how powerful and wealthy the family was. This place is impressive and a little creepy at the same time. Don't miss it when you're walking the streets of Verona.
Written July 24, 2022
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Jesse R
Castellamonte, Italy253 contributions
Couples
Amazing place, we walked past the arca a few times and saw how amazing architecture and awesome stonework, beautiful, historic place.
Written December 9, 2018
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Sara H
Melbourne, Australia681 contributions
Family
The tombs of the powerful ruling dynasty of Verona, the Scaligheri. The tombs were ornate metalwork and extremely crowded on the day we went when it seemed that all of Italy was in Verona for the day.
Written February 9, 2020
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Carlos B
Lisbon, Portugal78 contributions
Family
A display of power from ancient Verona 's most powerful family, the Scala (hence Scaligheri), this complex of tombs is outside, symbolizing, I think, the whole family's heart and wealth, as well as their bodies, their physical persons, belonged, not to the family itself, but to the city. To Verona. If this is not a love display, than I have no idea what it is... Architecturally speaking, these are stunningly beautiful, and a living proof that, as far as fair Verona is concerned, beauty is not indoors, but rather, outside. Enjoy.
Written November 5, 2019
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Baskintm
Timbuktu, Mali14 contributions
We saw the tombs through the fence (which is not open to the public). The tombs are on a corner so you are able to see the tombs from two sides and have an explanation plaque in Italian and English. The tombs are literally a 8 second walk through an arch to the right of the Dante statue. Worth visiting as in the area is the archeological museum, the Lamberti tower and Piazza Erbe.
Written November 10, 2014
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Terence F
Chicago, IL118 contributions
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The Scaliger Tombs (Italian: Arche Scaligere) is a group of five monumentsin the courtyard of the church of Santa Maria Antica in Verona, Italy.

The most elaborate tomb is that of Cansignorio della Scala; the tomb dates from 1375. It was designed by Bonino da Campione, and has sculptures portraying warrior saints, Gospel characters, the Virtues and the Apostles, and the big equestrian statue of Cansignorio.

Built into the wall of the church is the tomb of Giovanni della Scala; the tomb dates from 1359.

The tombs are condered among the finest works of Gothic funerary design. We viewed the tombs from outside the courtyard because we were with a tour group, but for those with more time it would be worthwhile to pay the entrance fee for a closer look.
Written September 22, 2014
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Ariella_25
Megève, France234 contributions
Couples
Personally I do not like it at all ! It is not my style as an architectural work.... but it is amazing and fits perfectly in its construction time. Makes you thinking on the role that death had at that time....
Written July 28, 2019
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Артём Ф
Moscow, Russia60 contributions
Couples
We be been walking through the Verona in the evening and unexpectedly saw this amazing place. As far as I got that was created about 700 years ago! Just incredible when you see this firsthand.
Written April 28, 2019
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