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Santa Maria Antica is a three-aisled church in Verona.
The first church on this site was built in the 7th century, but was soon destroyed by an earthquake in 1117 year. A more modern building was erected on the site of the old church, which was consecrated by the Patriarch of Aquileia in 1185.
During the Scaligerian reign, the temple was used as a palace chapel.
The basilica is a small Romanesque building with a bell tower. The walls were made of alternating stone and brickwork. The temple has an ascetic interior without any outstanding works of art.
Not far from the basilica are the Scaligerian arches, which are the Gothic tombstones of the rulers of Verona. The entrance to the church is adorned with the tombstone of Kangrade I Della Scala.
The Basilica of Santa Maria Antica, along with other landmarks in Verona, was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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Topic: Church of Santa Maria Antica in Italy, Verona resort.