Tuesday, September 30, 2008

San Zeno

San Zeno is one of the most beautiful churches in Verona and certainly a masterpiece of the Art Roman, a phase of the medieval art, dating back the X-XI century. In this period the church was, more or less, finished as we see it now (apart from various bits such as the abside and the ceiling, finished in gothic style in 1398) but the original structure is way older: a church built on the tomb of the Saint who died in 380 a.C.

I like to visit this church and I try to imagine the scenes that may have occurred during the centuries: there are so many anectodes and legends regarding the place and the Saint, protector of Verona.

We like to come here on sunny mornings, have a coffee at a little café on the square, under the trees, while our daughter is free to run. Sometimes we also have lunch, in a typical restaurant, a few steps from the café. Once a month, on a saturday, a little antiques marquet is held here. It is very special - no furniture or big stuff - only objects, jewels, paintings, books...

5 comments:

Frankie / Nick said...

Fabulous architecture and a wonderful accompanying commentary. Thank you for sharing.

Blognote said...

Nice photo with wonderful comments.
Verona is a very beautiful city which I have visited quite often.
Greetings from Arona!! Ciao

Tanya said...

I love to do the same thing when I visit an old building, imagine the people that were there, what they looked like, etc....although I've not been to anything as old as your buildings, hopefully one day!

It's a beautiful church :)

crittoria said...

Oh the stories those walls could tell us...what a gorgeous old building...

Ming the Merciless said...

It's that Elena walking towards you?

It's amazing that the church is over 600 years old. It is holding up very nicely.

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