Arche Scaligere
Arche Scaligere
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Peter H
Fredericksburg, VA985 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
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, Croatia5,048 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Family
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 Republic6,560 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
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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Elina Michaelidou
London, UK585 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
If you don’t have the Verona Card that gives you free entry, it’s not worth it. You can see most of the tombs from the outside and there is little information apart from a piece of paper they give you when you step in about it. We spent around 5 minutes there.
Written November 9, 2023
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Jesse R
Castellamonte, Italy253 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • 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, Australia682 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • 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, Portugal89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • 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
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
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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Corrado R
Vedano al Lambro, Italy1,127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
When you step into these monuments you can imagine how magnificent were the times when the Scala family was dominating Verona, and wanted to leave a sign of its power through these burial tombs.
Wonderful
Written December 18, 2022
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