The convent of San Francesco al Corso dates back to the 13th century. In 1935 Antonio Avena, then Director of the Civic Museums, opened the so-called "Juliet's Tomb" to the public, that is the place where the ark had been placed which, according to legend, welcomed the bodies of Romeo and Juliet, making it a tourist attraction . In the annexed Museum of Frescoes "GB Cavalcaselle", inaugurated in 1975, cycles of frescoes from Veronese buildings from the Middle Ages to the sixteenth century and nineteenth-century sculptures are exhibited, while the church of San Francesco houses large-scale works on canvas from the sixteenth to the Eighteenth century. In the basement there is a deposit of Roman amphorae from the 1st century AD found in excavations in the area. Medieval and modern stone material (architectural and sculptural) is deposited in the courtyard in anticipation of the preparation of a lapidary.

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Via Luigi da Porto, 5
37121 Verona


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