Saint Fermo Church

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Basic info

Type of attraction


Italian name

Chiesa di San Fermo Maggiore


Via Dogana, 2, 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: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday: 1 pm – 5:30 pm
Religious holidays: 1 pm – 5:30 pm

March to October
Monday – Saturday: 9:30 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 1 pm – 6 pm
Religious holidays: 1 pm – 6 pm

Closing days


Via Dogana, 2, 37121 Verona

Public transports

From Catullo Verona Airport:
Bus 199 + 4 min walk to Bus Terminal C2:
+ Bus 52 + 1 min walk

Bus 199 + 2 min walk to Bus Terminal B1:
+ Bus 13 + 1 min walk

From Verona Porta Nuova Bus Station:
Terminal C2: Buses 52, 92, 98
+ 1 min walk

More details

  • Bronze Door: bronze bas-reliefs by Luciano Minguzzi depicting the killing of St. Fermo and St. Rustico.
  • In the Upper Gothic Church:
  • Wooden Ceiling: adorned with 416 painted busts of saints. Credited to the school of the Maestro del Redentore.
  • Mausoleum of the Brenzoni family: a blended work of the sculptor Nanni di Bartoli with decorative paintings by Pisanello (1426).
  • Frescoes: ranging form the 14th to 15th centuries. Works by Torbido, Liberale da Verona and Pisanello. Two Crucifixions frescoes by Turone da Maxio (14th century).
  • Chapel of Saint Anthony: decorated with frescoes such as the “Crucifixion” by the Giotto school.
  • In the Lower Benedictine Church:
  • 4 Naves: an unsual configuration.
  • Presbitery: worth to see for its wooden crucifix (15th century) and the vaulted ceiling adorned with plant motifs.
  • Frescoes: many of them decorating the columns and dating from the 12th to 13th centuries. “Baptism of Christ” is one of the oldest.

304 – Saints Fermo and Rustico are martyred at Verona.

5th-6th centuries: An early church in honor of the martyrs dates from this period.

1065-1143 – The Benedictine monks begin the construction of a new church, according to the romanesque school. The original foundations are preserved, so as not to displace the relics of the Saints.

1261 – Under control of the Franciscans Friars, the upper church is restructured in gothic style.

1350 – Construction works are concluded.

1759 – The sarcophagus containing the Saints’ remains is placed in the main altar of the upper church.

the surroundings

  • Natural History Museum (210 m)
  • Juliet’s House (350 m)
  • Lamberti Tower (550 m)
  • Verona Arena (750 m)
  • Archeological Museum (1 km)
  • Verona Cathedral (1 km)
  • Castelvecchio Museum (1,2 km)
  • Eat & Drink nearby
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  • Piadineria Artigiana Bacchabundis (58 m)
  • Butcher Verona (190 m)
  • Saporè Downtown (210 m)
  • Osteria da Ugo (240 m)

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