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Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

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Address: Piazza San Zeno, Verona, Italy
Phone Number: +39 045 592813
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Built in 1123-35, this ornate Romanesque church features adorned bronze...

Built in 1123-35, this ornate Romanesque church features adorned bronze doors and remarkable Cloister.

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Sunday flea market

Yes, the church is a must see and if you like Italian architecture don't miss it. However, Nobody seems to remark on the Sunday flea market that opens up here in the autumn. And... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 September 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Yes, the church is a must see and if you like Italian architecture don't miss it. However, Nobody seems to remark on the Sunday flea market that opens up here in the autumn. And I hope this is ok to mention about it here. We found it only by accident and was absolutely loved it. You have all kinds of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

If you have a religious inclination or like churches ignore me, otherwise its old, has frescos, and is a long walk on a hot day. Find something better to do like a cafe with a cool glass of white wine mummm

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Fantastic church, well worth the walk from the centre. Crypt stunning as were the copper plated doors

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

San Zeno is the patron of Verona and the church built around his tomb has many interesting works of art, including hundreds of portraits of saints which adorn the high ceiling of the church (you can't really see them, but there are photos of some in the church vestibule).

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Mighty roman church with magnificent frescos and triptic, a that brings you straigth to the middle age, and a complex historical background with a black bishop and a peaceful cloister

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

We enjoyed reading about Saint Zeno and his impact on the Church in Verona. I had never heard about this Saint so it was really great to learn about his activities in Verona circa 350 AD. He must have been quite a guy, there is a statue of him smiling (some say laughing) in the church. His remains are presented... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

The huge basilica is justly famed for it's bronze doors of old and new testament scenes by different artists. But you also can compare fresco's side by side from the 12th, 13th & 14th centuries. If you have a car, take advantage of the state-of-the-art underground parking in the piazza next to the church.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

Went here on our last morning and then had lunch nearby. Well worth a visit as both interior and exterior are impressive

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

This is a historically interesting Romanesque church, built in the 10th c. over a 4th. c. crypt. The ceiling is unique for the time it was built. The famous bronze doors are inside at the back of the church rather than at the current entrance & you need to know to look for them. They are a must-see for the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

It has a very nuce cloister and inside the curch several good paintings. The architecture is also very interesting and worthwhile

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