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Basilica di San Zeno interior

By GwailoAngMo
On our last day in Verona we went to the Basilica di San Zeno , with the intention of seeing what was left after Napoleon plundered the altarpiece by Mantegna.

One abiding memory is of getting there and back. The snow had been compacted and iced over several days. We had to avoid slipping onto our dignity.

The Basilica di San Zeno is an unusual church, yet strangely it had less of an impact on me and my memory than the Chiesa dei Santi Fermo e Rustico of the previous day.

The Mantegna is unmissable, but there is this open space leading to the crypt containing the sarcophagus of San Zeno. In the bottom right is a modest nativity scene, Mary and Joseph are looking reverently and expectantly where the child should be. Xmas was two days away.

Tags: Photo journalism Italy Travel photography Verona Reportage Colour Photography 3x2format Basilica di San Zeno

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