Verona Churches

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Certainly! Let’s map out a delightful walk to explore these beautiful churches in Verona. 🚶‍♂️

  1. San Zeno in Oratorio: We’ll start our journey at the small church of San Zeno in Oratorio. Not to be confused with the larger Basilica di San Zeno, this charming church is located in the San Zeno neighborhood, just a stone’s throw from Castelvecchio. According to tradition, it houses the rock where San Zeno, the patron saint of Verona, used to sit while fishing by the river Adige1.
  2. San Lorenzo: Our next stop is the splendid San Lorenzo church. As we walk down Corso Cavour, you’ll notice its distinctive façade with two large, round towers. Inside, you’ll find an open upper gallery called “matroneo,” a unique feature in Verona1.
  3. Sante Teuteria and Tosca: Continuing our stroll, we’ll visit the sacellum dedicated to Sante Teuteria and Tosca. These two young hermits lived here between the 7th and 8th centuries. Take your time to explore this hidden gem1.
  4. Sant’Eufemia: As we head beyond Porta Borsari, we’ll find the church of Sant’Eufemia. Originally part of an Augustinian Monastery, it’s a peaceful place of worship near Lungadige Panvinio1.
  5. San Giovanni in Foro: Our next destination is the charming San Giovanni in Foro. Located on one of Verona’s busiest streets, it’s close to Corte Sgarzerie and Piazza Erbe. Keep an eye out for the medieval loggia nearby1.
  6. San Benedetto al Monte: Our final stop is the church of San Benedetto al Monte. It stands where the Roman Capitol once existed. Don’t miss the recently restored crypt—it’s a hidden treasure waiting to be explored1.

Remember, these churches are part of the “Rebirth from Earth” itinerary, which allows you to discover Verona’s rich history and culture. Verona Minor Hierusalem volunteers keep these churches open for visitors, pilgrims, and tourists every Saturday from 10 am to 5:30 pm1. Enjoy your walk, and may it be filled with wonder and inspiration! 🌟