Church of San Rocco - Villafranca di Verona

Description

Between 1478 and 1480 a pestilence hit Villafranca and its citizens built a church to thank San Rocco who had protected and saved them and to implore to be able to overcome other diseases.

The church is consecrated also to San Sebastiano, who was martyred by the emperor Diocletian in the 3rd century A.D.

Externally, the oratory is characterized by numerous sixteenth-century frescos of the school of the Morone: Jesus' Crucifixion with the Menagerie, San Rocco, and the Madonna della Misericordia on the background.

Inside there are numerous sixteenth-century frescos realized by a studio from Verona area: the Annunciation,  the Escape to Egypt with San Rocco and the Madonna della Misericordia.

 

Besides it is possible to admire the statues of San Rocco (1700) and San Sebastiano (more recent) as well as a precious wooden statue realized in the 15th century, which represents the Madonna in Trono con il Bambino (Virgin on Throne with Child).

How to get

Motorway A22 (Brennero-Modena) take the exit Nogarole Rocca, follow the indications for Villafranca di Verona, centro storico (old town centre). The church is a few metres from the Castello Scaligero, towards Verona.

Motorway A4 (Milano-Venezia) take the exit Sommacampagna, follow the indications for Villafranca di Verona, centro storico (old town centre). The church is a few metres from the Castello Scaligero, towards Verona.

From the Airport “Valerio Catullo” of Verona: take the 'tangenziale' and follow the indications for Villafranca di Verona, centro storico, (old town centre) or take the train or the coach which stop at fermata Villafranca di Verona. The church is a few metres from the Castello Scaligero, towards Verona.

From Verona take the 'tangenziale' and follow the indications for Villafranca di Verona, centro storico, (old town centre). The church is a few metres from the Castello Scaligero, towards Verona.

From Mantua follow the 'strada statale' 62 della Cisa, towards Villafranca di Verona, centro storico (old town centre).The church is a few metres from the Castello Scaligero, towards Verona.

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