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San Zeno Maggiore

Listed under Churches & Abbeys in Verona, Italy.

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Flanked by a tall, precarious-looking, peak-roofed bell tower and a solid, square red tower (said to cover the tomb of King Pepin), San Zeno is widely regarded as Northern Italy’s most magnificent example of Romanesque architecture. A Medieval ‘wheel of fortune’ window glares down from the top of the western façade, reminding all who pass of how quickly their luck can change with a series of beautifully sculpted figures in different stages of fortune’s cycle. The interior contains examples of Gothic and Renaissance architecture and several valuable pieces of art, such as a triptych by Mantegna and an unusual keel-shaped, painted wooden ceiling.

Written by  larapiegeler.

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