San Fermo Maggiore, Verona
|Church of San Fermo Maggiore|
View of Apse
|Location||Verona, Veneto, Italy|
|Architectural style||Romanesque and Gothic|
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.