The Basilica of San Zeno - Chiese Vive - Chiese Verona

Piazza San Zeno - Verona The Basilica of
San Zeno

The Basilica of San Zeno is without any doubt one of the most beautiful and better preserved examples of Romanesque architecture in the whole of Northern Italy.

What strikes the visitor most is the warm colours of the façade, due to the alternated use of tufa stone and bricks.

The façade, ideally enclosed on the left by the tower of the early monastery (13th century) and on the right by the slender bell tower (12th century), is suggestive in its colors, harmonious in its perfect architectural linee, sober and graceful in its decoration: it shows the influence of Lombard-Emilian architecture in the Veneto.

The Basilica of San Zeno - Chiese Vive - Chiese Verona

The original nucleus of the complex has been identified in the church and convent that rose on the Roman and later an early Christian burial ground near the Via Gallica. The church and convent had been built on the spot where the Saint had been buried.

The Basilica of San Zeno - Chiese Vive - Chiese Verona
  1. Basilica
  2. Bronze Doors
  3. Crypt
  4. Triptych "A. Mantegna"
  5. Cloister
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The Basilica of San Zeno - Chiese Vive - Chiese Verona
Timetables

From March to October:
working days: 9.00 a.m - 6.00 p.m (July and Agoust until 6.30 p.m)
Sundays and religious holidays: 12.30 - 6.00 p.m

From November until February:
working days 10.00 a.m -1.00p.m/ 1.30 p.m- 5.00 p.m
Sundays and religious holidays 12.30-5.00 p.m

The ticket offices close 15 minutes prior to the indicated opening schedule. 


Tickets

Liturgical celebrations

Working days: 8.00-6.30pm (only Tuesday and Friday)
Saturday and eves: 6.30pm
Sundays and religious holidays: 8.00 a.m / 10.00 a.m / 11.15 a.m

Tourist visits are suspended during religious services.