Chiesa di Sant’Elena

The church of Santa Elena is an ancient place of worship, dating back to the VIII century and included in the complex of the Cathedral.

A plaque to the right of the entrance recalls that on 20 January 1320 Dante Alighieri chose it as the place to give his first public reading of his workQuaestio de aqua et terra“.

The small church of Santa Elena was built towards the end of the 8th century (813), on the foundations of a previous early Christian church.

It was severely damaged during the disastrous earthquake that struck Verona and northern Italy in 1117 but then it was quickly rebuilt and re-consecrated in 1140.

Address: Corte Sant’Elena.

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