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A Visit to the Basilica of San Zeno, Verona

00 Church of San Zeno, Verona (2)

Saint Zeno (about 300 to 380 AD) is the patron saint of Verona, and this Basilica is named in his honor.  He migrated from northern Africa and possibly was a black man.  Saint Zeno spent much of his life in Verona – first as monk, then as bishop.   He was beloved by the people of Verona and it seems he served them well.

Verona has many very old buildings and historic churches, of which San Zeno is one of the more interesting.  A church has existed on this site since the 4th or 5th century to house the remains of San Zeno.  The building you visit today is a Romanesque church built in the 12th century after its predecessor suffered …

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