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Arche Scaligere, Verona

#12 of 80 in Historic Sites in Verona
World heritage site · Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
Get in touch with Verona's medieval past at Arche Scaligere, which preserve the memory of the Della Scalla family, rulers of the city in the 13th and 14th centuries. The five ornate Gothic monuments occupy the front courtyard of a small church constructed during the 12th century. Shaped like little temples, the tombs remain one of Verona's outstanding examples of Gothic art. Pay special attention to the tomb of Cangrande I, the most celebrated member of the family. In honor of his name, which means "big dog" in Italian, Cangrade's tabernacle-shaped tomb features images of harnessed dogs. PutArche Scaligere into our Verona online tour planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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...  more »
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