San Fermo Maggiore, Verona

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Church of San Fermo Maggiore
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Basic information
Location Verona, Veneto, Italy
Geographic coordinates Coordinates: 45°26′20.88″N 10°59′59.20″E / 45.4391333°N 10.9997778°E / 45.4391333; 10.9997778
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Architectural description
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Romanesque and Gothic
Groundbreaking 11th century
Completed 15th century

San Fermo Maggiore is a church built in Romanesque style in central Verona.

History[edit]

A church at this site may has been traced to the 8th century, and by the 11th century a second story and belltower was added by the Benedictine order. The campanile was not completed until the 13th century, it contains six bells in F cast in 1755 and rung with the Veronese bellringing art. The exterior has a roofline with pinnacles, and the church once held the tomb of a member of the Scaligers. The interior has later decoration, including an altarpiece of St Francis of Assisi by Giovanni Battista Belloti. The presbytery hosts relics of the saints Fermo and Rustico.

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