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22/10/2015

Discover 4 churches to visit on October 24th in Verona


Thanks to the Diocese of Verona the October 24th, 2015 during the 1st International Forum To Be Verona 4 churches will be open to the public including two churches are almost always closed to visitors: Saint Proculus church and the Saint Syrus and Libera church.

 

Saint Steven church



The church of Saint Steven was built in the fifth century and is located not far from the Pietra Bridge.
Its dome was frescoed by Pasquale Ottino and it’s interior is decorated with mannerist stucco of extreme value.
The upper church frescoes have the best state of preservation. There are a splendid Enunciation and Coronation of the Virgin by Martino da Verona near the presbytery.

 

 

Saint Mary in Organ church



The Saint Mary in Organ church is located a few steps from the Roman Theatre in the historic district of Verona Veronetta.
Built between the sixth and seventh centuries the Saint Mary in Organ church has inside numerous works of art by famous Verona’s painters including frescoes by Francesco Caroto and Nicholas Giolfino, the blades of Antonio Balestra, Paolo Farinati, Francesco Roil and Guercino, the frescoes by Francesco Morone, the paintings by Domenico Brusasorci and an altarpiece by Alessandro Turchi said Orbetto.
The attention of visitors is captured by the many carvings on the wooden choir and on the closets of Sacristy.

 

 

 

Saint Proculus church



The church of Saint Prokulus is located near the beautiful and important Basilica of San Zeno. The church was built in the thirteenth century on the foundation of an earlier church.
Almost always closed for sightseeing, the Church of St. Proculus has numerous works of art by Antonio Badie, Saint Helena by Gianbettino Cingoli, the Last Supper and St. Blaise  who healing the sick by Giorgio Anselmi.

 

 

 

Saint Syrus and Libera church



This church is located inside the Roman theater and is one of the most beautiful of Verona, but is usually closed to the public.
The church is dated to the tenth century while the stairs that lead to the entrance were built in the period between 1697 and 1703.
On the facade of the church there is a prominent statue of Santa Libera and inside is the tomb of Gianbettino Cingoli, one of the best known verona’s painters who painted here the portrait of San Gaetano and Maria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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