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Basic info

Type of attraction


Italian name

Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta


Piazza Vescovado, 37121 Verona

+39 045 592813

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How to visit


Single Entrance
Price: 4,00€

Visit only 1 of the 4 churches.
Purchases only on site. Valid only for the same day.

The 4 Churches Itinerary*
Price: 8,00€
Senior over 65: 7,00€
Student: 7,00€

*Includes: Verona Cathedral, Basilica of San Zeno, Basilica of Saint Anastasia & Church of Saint Fermo.
*Purchases on site & online.

Family Tickets
Children under 18: Free**

**If accompanied by 2 paying adults.

Free access
Opening times

November to February
Monday – Friday: 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 11 am – 3:30 pm
Sunday: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Religious holidays: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

March to October
Monday – Friday: 11 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday: 11 am – 3:30 pm
Sundays: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Religious holidays: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Closing days


Piazza Vescovado, 37121 Verona

Public transports

From Catullo Verona Airport:
Bus 199
+ 4 min walk to Bus Terminal Fs-C5:
+ Bus 101 + 6 min walk

Bus 199
+ 4 min walk to Bus Terminal A3:
+ Bus 107 + 6 min walk

From Verona Porta Nuova Bus Station:
Terminal B3: Bus 21, 24, 93, 94
+10 min walk

More details

  • Cathedral Duomo: is dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta. It is remarkable for its for its double romanesque porches, the rose marble columns, the impressive renaissance frescoes, the Porch of Santa Maria Matricolare and the many richly decorated chapels.
  • Assumption of the Virgin” by Tiziano: a masterpiece that takes the altarpiece of the Duomo Cathedral to another level.
  • Adoration of the Magi” by Liberale da Verona: can be admired in the Calcasoli Chapel of the Duomo.
  • Apse Frescoes: created by Francesco Torbido and based on preparatory drawings by Giulio Romano.
  • Bell Tower: built between the 12th and 13th centuries. Initial design by Michele Sanmicheli and later modified by B. Brugnoli. The top was completed in 1925. It is 75 meters high.
  • Church of St. Helen: worth seeing for its altarpiece (by Felice Brusasorzi), the carved wooden choir and the archaeological site (showing Roman and early-Christian findings).
  • Baptistery of St. Giovanni in Fonte: notable for its octagonal baptismal font (credited to Brioloto) and the bas-reliefs illustrating the Baptism of Christ and other biblical episodes.
  • Cloister of the Canons: formed of rounded arches supported by double Romanesque columns. Houses the Canonical Museum
  • Capitular Library: one of the oldest still in activity. Historical figures such as Dante Alighieri and Petrarca studied here. It holds a vast and precious bibliographic heritage.
  • Bishop’s Palace: noteworthy features such as the central romanesque tower; the Bishops’ Room (with frescoes by Domenico Brusasorzi); and the loggia (with its row of columns retrieved from the old cathedral).

4th century – Construction of the first palaeo-christian basilica. It was consecrated by St. Zeno, bishop of Verona.

5th century – Partial demolition of the prior basilica for the construction of a larger one.

7th century – The second basilica collapses probably due to a fire.

8th-9th century – Major role of Archdeacon Pacifico in the reconstruction of the church.

1117 – Severe damages due to an earthquake. The architect Pelegrinus is in charge of the reconstruction works. The Romanesque features date from this period.

1139 – The sculptor Nicholaus (Niccolò) assumes the place of Pelegrinus.

1187 – The Cathedral is consecrated by Pope Urban III.

15th century – Extensive improvement works occur: the naves are raised, the cross vaults are built, the side chapels are opened.

1880 – Bishop Luigi de Canossa orders the floor renovation.

20th century – Several conservation and renovation works take place.

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the surroundings

  • Foundation Museum Miniscalchi Erizzo (300 m)
  • Basilica of Saint Anastasia (400 m)
  • Lamberti Tower (600 m)
  • Ponte Nuovo Bridge (700 m)
  • Church of Saint Fermo (1 km)
  • Bar Caffetteria al Duomo (22 m)
  • Tattoria Pane e Vino (180 m)
  • Osteria A Le Petarine (350 m)
  • Osteria Il Bertoldo (350 m)
  • Casa Perbelini (700 m)