Santi Nazaro e Celso, Verona

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Santi Nazaro e Celso
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Basic information
Location Verona, Italy
Geographic coordinates Coordinates: 45°26′27.90″N 11°00′31.90″E / 45.4410833°N 11.0088611°E / 45.4410833; 11.0088611
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Province Veneto
Country Italy
Year consecrated 1483
Architectural description
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Romanesque
Groundbreaking October 13, 1464
Completed April 6, 1466


Santi Nazaro e Celso is a Romanesque-style, Roman Catholic church on the street that leads to the Porta Vescovo, in the Veronetta quartiere of Verona.

History[edit]

The site was occupied by a church by the ninth century, but since it stood outside of the city walls during medieval times, it was destroyed during the Hungarian invasions of the tenth century.

Construction began on October 13, 1464 and was completed two years later, on April 6, 1466. An inscription inside records the consecration on February 14, 1483. The bell-tower was built in 1550. The presbytery was elongated . The choir was frescoed by Paolo Farinati. In 1688, the elliptical sacristy was built. Among the highly decorated chapels, there are works by Montagna, Badile, Palma il Giovane, Mocetto, Morone, Brusasorci, Farinati and others. The six bells in D are rung with Veronese bellringing art.

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