San Zeno Maggiore

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The 12th-century Basilica di San Zeno, also known as San Zeno Maggiore, is the best known religious building of Verona.

It is known for its fine Romanesque architecture – as well as the story that its crypt was the one mentioned in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.  It is the fifth church on the same historic site. The bronze doors feature reliefs of Biblical scenes, and the interior is unusual, with a 14th-century timber roof and 13th- to 15th-century frescoes in the aisles.

The most important of the many fine artworks here is the San Zeno Altarpiece by Andrea Mantegna.