Santa Maria Antica
Santa Maria Antica
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9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Monday
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand3,848 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Tucked away next to the Scaligeri tombs, this little 12th century church has the feel of early Romanesque. It has a very intimate feel about it and if you're tired of some of the monumental, highly decorated churches and cathedrals in Italy (particularly of the Gothic and Baroque varieties) it's worth a few minutes of your time. Simple elegance.
Written September 21, 2019
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
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.
Written September 7, 2019
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,494 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
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 church acted as the private chapel of the Scaliger family. The interior was reconstructed in 1630 but restored to the original design in the 19th century. The exterior is constructed of lava rock and brick in alternating layers and not overly ornamented. The highlight of the interior is the main altar and various statues.
Written June 17, 2018
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VirginiaCW
Mount Pleasant, SC934 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
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 from the scaligere family dating back over a thousand years.
Written October 7, 2017
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Lisa C
London309 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
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 but I got lots of photos of the exterior. Loved it.
Written September 17, 2017
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Michael B
Bellflower, CA25,107 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
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 and red bricks. The Scala merchant Family turned it into their private church and the tombs of Cangrande, Mastino II and Cansignorio are considered fine examples of Gothic art. Its courtyard became a private cemetery of the fourteenth century merchants of Verona. The whole interior of the church gives off an air of peace and tranquility. There is a small fee to enter.
Tip: Please respect the dress code this a church
Written July 29, 2017
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PercyPig
Hampshire, UK913 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
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.
Written April 25, 2017
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WispyFairyWings
East Midlands, UK313 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
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 your loved ones with and some prayer cards that you can take away with you.
Written April 21, 2017
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stanmansurrey
Thames Ditton, UK3,506 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
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 private chapel. Their cemetery is alongside.
However, the tomb of Cangrande I della Scala forms the arch over the main door at the side of the church, in the small forecourt on the street of the same name just beyond Piazza dei Signori.
One can almost sense the history of the time (even though the style of the chapel has been changed out and back to its Romanesque form).
Certainly worth a visit.
Written April 2, 2017
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Barbara M
Springfield, MO3,328 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
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.
Written December 23, 2016
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