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Santa Maria Antica

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Via Arche Scaligere 3, 37121, Verona, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

At the Scaligeri tombs there is this little lovely church built in the 12. century. It is simple and you can visit it if you visit the tombs.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 545medva
Reviewed June 17, 2018

This small church is located behind the tombs of four members of the ruling Scaliger family, the fifth tomb is embedded in the wall over the entrance. It dates to 1185 when it replaced a church that was destroyed during the earthquake of 1177. The...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Dan L
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

This little12th century church is not always open, so check for timing and plan your trip to come back in because it is a little gem. Ancient and a perfect respite on a very hot day, or even a rainy day. Outside you find tombs...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank VirginiaCW
Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

Verona has many wonderful, large and ornate churches but I was drawn to visit this small and modest one because of its history and the craziness of putting opulent and over the top tombs right outside it. Sadly the inside was closed when I visited...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 29, 2017

Santa Maria Antica is a small Roman Catholic tucked away in the back streets of Verona. The original building was destroyed by the earthquake of 1117, and was rebuilt in 1185 in the tradition Romanesque style of round arches, simple columns and layers of tuff...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed April 25, 2017 via mobile

Near the scaliageri tombs so ideal to com one the two places if you have time. Lovely quiet place away from the hustle and bustle.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed April 21, 2017

We sort of stumbled upon this and we are so glad that we did. It was relatively quiet and we had a nice sit down and time to reflect and say a prayer after lighting a candle. There is also holy water there to bless...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank WispyFairyWings
Reviewed April 2, 2017

By comparison with the larger, heavily ornate churches which abound in Verona, this small church has a more restrained style and its history is tied to the Scaligeri family who ruled Verona in mediaeval times; whose Palazzo was nearby and who used this as their...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank stanmansurrey
Reviewed December 23, 2016

Small church with nice ambiance. There are several little areas to be by yourself if you'd like. There is a side chapel we didn't visit, as there was a man using it. Can't blame him.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Barbara M
Reviewed September 29, 2016

After visiting the amazing tombs of Verona's ruling Scaligeri family just outside it was nice to step into this quiet, peaceful church, which dates back to 1185. It was the Scaligeri family's private chapel and there's even one of their tombs over the Church door!

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Mike S
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