Piazza delle Erbe

Piazza delle Erbe (Market’s square) is a square in Verona.

It was once the town’s forum during the time of the Roman Empire.

The square is full of attractions: the Town Hall, the Torre dei Lamberti, the Casa dei Giudici (Judges’ Hall) and the Mazzanti Houses (a group of houses of medieval origin frescoed outside), the Maffei Palace with its statues of Greek gods and the House of Merchants (home of the ancient Corporation of Arts and Crafts).

In the centre you can see a fountain, surmounted by a statue called Madonna Verona, and a capital, called Tribuna, a fourteenth-century canopy under which the podestĂ  (the authority) sat for the ceremony of the settlement and there the city’s praetors swore their oaths.

Above all, the 80-metre-high Torre dei Lamberti stands out, from which it is possible to admire a breathtaking view of the entire city.