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The Scaliger family is a well known throughout Verona. The ornate tombs hold the family. The intricacies of the statues and headstone pieces are amazing. The are people there to collect entry fees as well as give you a historic explanation guide in the language...More
While walking around the city center of Verona, you can stop by the Arche Scaligere. You can admire the stonework from outside; if the gates are open you can enter with a small payment (either 1 or 2 euro, can't remember exactly).
This was free to just walk by on our tour. Interesting to see the ornate works in the gates as pointed out by our tour guide Silvia from Colors of Italy. These tombs were from the Scala family from the 1300’s. Worth a look!
The Scala family who raised the poor town of Verona to a prosperous and wealthy city have evidence of their influence throughout Verona, but the monument here, celebrating the life of its most important members, is impressive.
These tombs were built by the by the Della Scala family, who ruled Verona between the 13th and the 14th century. The complex is surrounded by a low wall and topped by a wrought iron fence and located in the courtyard of the church. The...More