Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Arche Scaligere


The Scala family ruled Verona between the XIII and XIV century. Mastino, Cansignorio, Cangrande are the leading names of the Scala family. Power, intrigues, treasons, murders, art and poetry (Cangrande was the patron of Dante, Petrarch and Giotto): a fascinating medieval history.

In my photo you can see the tomb of Cansignorio della Scala... read more 

The red flag bears the insigna of the Scala family. 

7 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

It's a pity we can't translate these wondrous names. Wonderful tomb, great perspective with this worn old balcony.

Ms. Lucy said...

I love the history behind this. Thanks for our post:)

lakeviewer said...

Love the history and the connections made here. Did they build the theater in Milano?

Hilda said...

That's why I love reading about European history! ;)

Magnificent tomb! I thought it was a cathedral. And I like the angle of your photo.

amatamari said...

A tomb?
Impressive, beautiful form, the Gothic style, WOW...
and the photo is very beautiful, especially ...

m_m said...

The photo is excellent! The angle is stunning! And beautiful building - this is the tomb?

Clueless in Boston said...

Beautiful tomb. It does look like a miniature cathedral.

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