This was once a monastery of St. Jerome that was founded in the 15th Century. Since 1924, the archaelogical museum has been ... More
This was once a monastery of St. Jerome that was founded in the 15th Century. Since 1924, the archaelogical museum has been on this site. It was founded by Antonio Avena who provided a rich exhibition of finds from Roman Verona as well as examples of Greek and Etruscan civilisations. In the first room, the mosaic room, there are some mosaic remains with figures from 3 CE which stand out. These come from a Roman villa. There is also the Fight of the Gladiators from the 1 CE. The sculpture room is next; it is also known as the refectory. It is reached by a corridor along which there are various marble busts, including a "Menandro" which is a fourth century Roman copy of a Greek original. In the sculpture room there are many Veronese marble statues. Particularly of note is a Roman copy of a Greek statue of a woman, probably Fidia's Sitting Aphrodite or Alcamene's The Aphrodite of the Gardens. There is also a large sacred female statue.
Biblioteca Capitolare is one of the most important library collections in the whole of Europe. It was founded in the
fifth century as a Scriptorium for the "Schola Sacerdotum Sanctae Veronesis Ecclesiae", which has become today's Capitol, housed within ...
This palace is best known for the modern and contemporary art gallery that it houses, 'Achille Forti' and more importantly,
for certain historical events. The building was already in existence in the XIII century as its oldest part can ...
Palazzo Barbieri has, since 1874 been the seat of the council offces, but was originally the Gran Guardia Nuova built
for military purposes by Giuseppe Barbieri, between 1835 and 1848 on the site of the demolished Misericordia hospital. This ...
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