Scaliger Tombs

Verona, Italy

The Scaliger Tombs is a group of five Gothic funerary monuments in Verona, celebrating the Scaliger family, who ruled in Verona from the 13th to the late 14th century.

The tombs are located in a court of the church of Santa Maria Antica, separated from the street by a wall with iron grilles. Built in Gothic style, they are a series of tombs, most of which are in the shape of a small temple and covered by a baldachin. According to the French historian Georges Duby, they are one of the most outstanding examples of Gothic art.

The tombs are placed within a wrought iron enclosure decorated with a stair motif, in reference to the Italian meaning of the name of the family, della Scala. The tombs are made for the members of the Scaliger dynasty Cangrande I (the first tomb built), Mastino II, Cansignorio, Alberto II and Giovanni.

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Founded: c. 1329
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Italy

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Pei Chuan Chang (18 months ago)
Interesting architecture style and history!
Natasa Rockov (18 months ago)
Magnificent!
Sharjeel Khan (19 months ago)
It has amazing architecture!
Tatiana Nosova (2 years ago)
Arches Scaligers Verona, Via Santa Maria Antica, 1 The arches of Scaligero, the tombs of the three rulers of Verona from the dynasty ruling there in the 13-14 centuries, are the only one of a kind “suspended” burial, a monument of medieval Gothic. The family coat of arms depicts a staircase (it. Scala), from this word the name of the founder of the family, Mastino della Scala, originated. Soaring burials, despite the beautiful architectural ensemble, look a bit gloomy ... in my opinion ... Although it is very subjective. In any case, interesting, unusual and informative
Hiren Soni (2 years ago)
No need to spend a euro. You will see mostly all that is too see from outside.
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