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There are some information boards, some in English, that give details about the family and tombs. Great examples of Gothic funerary art. The church and cemetery stand just northeast of Piazza dei Signori in the Old Town a short distance from Dante's statue.
The Scaligere dynasty left their traces in many Italian towns in the North of the country, for instance near the Garda lake they built a fortress. In Verona the family ruled and built a family cemetery that is the most unusual in the world. The...More
The final resting place of Cangrande I (1291-1329), who is known as Big Dog, is the sole tomb in his powerful Scaligeri family's cemetery that is not freestanding. It was impossible to miss when we arrived at the large fenced-in burial plot by tiny Santa...More
The folks buried in this setting were apparently extremely powerful and seemingly feared as a result. Their burial area is dark and fearsome but certainly worth a peek. All the bars around the area make it hard to see.