Arche Scaligere

Tomb in Verona

Arche Scaligere (Verona)
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The Arche scaligere or Scaliger Tombs are a group of five Gothic funerary monuments in Verona, Italy, celebrating the Scaliger family, who ruled in Verona from the 13th to the late 14th century.

The tombs are located in a court outside the church of Santa Maria Antica, separated from the street by a wall with iron grilles. Built in Gothic style, they are a series of tombs, mostly freestanding open tabernacle-like structures rising high above the ground, with a sarcophagus surmounted by an elaborate baldachin, topped by a statue of the deceased, mounted and wearing armour. According to the French historian Georges Duby, they are one of the most outstanding examples of Gothic art.

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Visiting Arche Scaligere


24 hours


24 hours

Address: Scaliger Tombs, Via Santa Maria Antica, Verona, VR, Italy
Duration: 20 minutes

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