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Renaissance in Verona

Venice Republic during renaissance in Italy was very strong and from 1405 even Verona became part of its domain loosing its independence and becoming a less important center in Italy compared with the importance the city had during the period under the Scala Family. This is why the Renaissance arrived later than other central Italy towns, even if in Verona it had its own peculiarities. 

Piazza dei Signori - Lords square

Giusti Gardens (Giardini Giusti)

If you like nature and gardens there is a place that you must visit when you come for your holiday in Verona. It is one of the most beautiful italian garden of late Renaissance. This is called Giardini Giusti or Giusti gardens if you want to translate the italian name. In the property there is an important palace called Palazzo Giusti that is right at the entry and the huge garden made in 16th century.

Sant'Anastasia Church restored

Sant'Anastasia Church, one of the most relevant monument of Verona, a beautiful church of gothic now is visible totally restored. The restoring started in 2005 has been finished yesterday.

Arche Scaligere - Scaligeri Graves

If you walk toward the Cathedral coming from delle Erbe square passing through Piazza dei Signori you will notice some monuments that are called Arche scaligere. These are the tombs of the Della Scala family, the most important family of the past of Verona that ruled in the city from the 13th to the late 14th century. There are five Gothic funerary monuments right out of the church Santa Maria Antica.

Dante statue in Piazza dei Signori

This post is dedicated to the main italian poet that spent some time of his life in Verona. I want to tell you the story of the statue of Dante Alighieri positioned in the Lords Square (Piazza dei Signori), one of the most beautiful squares of the historical center of Verona.

Loggia del Consiglio - Verona


Loggia del Consiglio is situated in Piazza dei Signori; it's the first building fully of renaissance style in all the Veneto region. It was completed in 1492 and it became the site of the town council right from the beginning. An important historical note is that in 1405 Verona was annexed to the Republic of Venice by its own accord. The venetian domain granted pace and prosperity to the city that in the past was full of internal struggles. 

Palazzo del Capitano Verona

This palazzo is also called Palazzo di Cansignorio. This is one of the main buildings of Piazza dei Signori, one of the most beautiful squares of the historical center. All the names given to this monuments are an evidence of its importance in the history of Verona. The facade of the Palazzo del Capitano is from renaissance period when Verona was part of the Republic of Venice, but we know that the palace existed before this time.

Lamberti tower - Verona

The Lamberti tower is situated in Piazza Erbe, the former roman forum of the city. Its name (Lamberti) comes from a family of Verona whose origins are unknown, but we know for sure that this building was their tower-house and we also know that it was built in 1172 during the middle age.
On 1295, two bells were placed on the tower: the first one (the small one) called "Marangona" was to signal fires and the big one, called "Rengo", was to call a meeting of the town's council and to call the citizens of Verona in case of attacks to defend the city. The two bells have been fused several times and they are actually well conserved.

Porta Borsari - Roman gateway

The name "Borsari" comes from the term "bursarii", people that collected bishop's duties during the middle age. During the roman period this gateway was called Porta Iovia, in honor of Jupiter, whose temple was right out the walls of the Roman city. Now the temple doesn't exist anymore, but some remains are exposed in the Monumental Cemetery of the City. Porta Borsari was probably opened during 1st century b.c. on the Postumia way that in the urban area was called "decumano massimo" and it was renovated during 1st century a.c.