Verona, July, the 24th, 1329
It’s dawn when a long funeral procession enters from Porta Palio to the Church of Santa Maria Antica. On a hearse, the body of Cangrande della Scala, the lord of Verona, Dante Alighieri’s friend, who died just two days before in Treviso. For centuries his death remained shrouded in mystery. In 2004, an autopsy performed on the mummified body of Cangrande finally revealed the real cause of death: poisoning.
Are you ready to investigate a 700 year old murder?
Led by a local licenced tourist guide, you will become real detectives and, walking through the old city, let Verona – through monuments, legends, riddles, games and clues – reveal this long buried truth.
Starting point: Castelvecchio Courtyard
Tour Itinerary: Castelvecchio, Piazza Bra (Arena side), Santa Maria della Scala Church, Piazza delle Erbe, Cathedral (Sant’Elena Church), Sant’Anastasia Church, Scaliger Tombs. All the monuments will be visited only from outside.
Duration: about 3 hours
The tour is led in English
(click here for more information on Cangrande and his death)
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