The Associazione Chiese Vive proposes an itinerary to discover Verona. It’s a route that meanders through the historical centre of the city to experience over a thousand years of history, art and religious faith. The historical churches of Verona offer a panorama which is truly rare in Italy, due to its artistic continuity and to the purity of its peaks of expression.

Starting with the Basilica di San Zeno, a prototype of Romanesque style, known all over the world, with exceptional bronze entrance doors and a splendid triptych by Andrea Mantegna, one continues, in the heart of town, to discover the Basilica di Santa Anastasia, a jewel box of Gothic art, including frescoes by Pisanello and Altichiero, and reaching, nearby, the Cathedral Complex: an articulated labyrinth of sacred monuments, including the baptistery, the church of Saint Elena (with early-Christian vestiges), and the sumptuous Cathedral (Duomo), which boasts an altarpiece by Tiziano.

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And finally, on the shore of the Adige River, it is very worthwhile to have an in-depth visit of the two churches (one on top of the other) of San Fermo, with fourteenth-century frescoes in the grand Gothic basilica of the Franciscan Friars, to then carry on the unique atmosphere of the lower church, in Romanesque style.

Timetables

Entrance tickets

Entering to pray is always free

Visitors are kindly asked to pay a small entrance fee.

A small contribution made by many single individuals, coming from the four corners of the globe, make it feasible for the churches to always be available for visitors, and for this extraordinary heritage of art and religious belief to be handed down to future generations.

  • Single entrance

    With a single entrance ticket it is possible to visit one of the four churches of your choice among those on our itinerary.

    € 3.00 per person

    Includes an audio guide, they are available in six languages and until they run out. Otherwise, one receives a written info sheet. During the last thirty minutes of opening hours, one will only receive the written info sheet.

  • The itinerary of the four churches

    With a cumulative ticket, one can visit the entire group on the itinerary: the Basilica di San Zeno, the Cathedral Complex, the Basilica di Santa Anastasia, and San Fermo

    € 6.00 per person
    € 5.00 reduced price

    for over 65, students and groups of at least 20 persons.

    Always included is an audio guide, available in six languages and until they run out. Otherwise, one receives a written info sheet. During the last thirty minutes of opening hours, one will only receive a written info sheet. Accumulative tickets can also be used on other days, but they expire on December 31 of the same year. They can be purchased at any of the entrance booths of the four churches.

  • Groups

    Groups of at least 20 people pay reduced fees

    €2.00 per person for one church, or €5.00 per person for the cumulative deal comprising entrance to four churches

    Tour leaders enter for free. Audio guides are NOT included.

  • School groups

    With a single entrance ticket it is possible to visit one of the four churches of your choice among those on our itinerary.

    €1.00 per pupil

    Teachers and group leaders/helpers are free. These conditions do not comprise the distribution of audio guides, however the written info sheets are available, and in nine languages.

  • Family tickets

    Children under 18 are free if accompanied by two paying adults. This system is applied for visiting a single church and for the cumulative deal.

    Children free

    For families composed of two adults and up to three children until the age of 18, this offer comprises two audio guides, available in six languages, until they run out. Otherwise one can receive three written info sheets (available in nine languages).

  • Verona Card

    For those who wish to visit the entire city of Verona, there is a card, called the Verona Card, which allows one to visit, in addition to the churches of our itinerary, almost all the main monuments and museums of Verona, e.g. the Arena, the Museum of Castelvecchio, Juliet’s house, the Lamberti Tower, and much more. In addition, the Verona Card allows one to travel on all city buses. The Card can be purchased at the entrance booths of all monuments and museums. You can also buy one at the IAT office, situated in Piazza Bra, at newsstands or tobacconists in the city centre.

    € 18.00 valid for 24 hours
    €22.00 valid for 48 hours

    from the first time you use it

    In the churches, the Verona Card always includes an audio guide, available in six languages, until they run out. Otherwise one can receive written info sheets.

  • free entrance

    Free entrance: residents of the City, children under 11, religious people, press, military, handicapped and couriers. Teachers accompanying school children, one group leader per 20 paying visitors. Holders of the Verona Card.