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Arco della Costa

Piazza delle Erbe, 37121, Verona, Italy
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Obscure Mystical Whale Bone!

This passage way between the 13th C. Domus Nova & the Palazza della Ragione or Comune (1281) was... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
T-Bird1974
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Arch With A Whale Bone

This monumental arch provides an entrance to Piazza dei Signori coming from Piazza del Erbe. I... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Rumples
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Tucson, Arizona
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Piazza delle Erbe, 37121, Verona, Italy
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

This passage way between the 13th C. Domus Nova & the Palazza della Ragione or Comune (1281) was built around 1470 and is situated on Piazza del Erbe in the historical center of Verona. The arch is a footbridge that was used by judges to...More

Thank T-Bird1974
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This monumental arch provides an entrance to Piazza dei Signori coming from Piazza del Erbe. I never would have noticed the whale bone hanging from the arch if I hadn't read about this detail. It appears to be a rib and has been suspended there...More

1  Thank Rumples
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This archway has a whale rib hanging from it, that legend states will fall on the first honest person to walk underneath it. Didn't move a jot for me, so it must be defective ;) Piazza delle Erbe is a great place to visit, a...More

Thank lennybaker
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I was told it's an artifact brought back by Crusaders in Medieval time. It's some kind of whale bone. It's very easy to miss because it's high up on the gate.

5  Thank j l
Reviewed 27 October 2016

There are more attractive archways in Verona. This one separates the two piazzas and is next to the museum / art gallery. I wouldn't make a special trip to see this, but if you're in Verona anyway, you'll probably be going to Piazza Erbe, and...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A whale rib bone hanging from the archway high above the street. Worth a look if you are in the area.

Thank MacScout
Reviewed 11 October 2016

From piazza della erbe to piazza del signori this is the arch you pass through. I hadnt realised it was a whalebone hanging from the arch until i read other people's reviews, thanks for that, there is no info board nearby explaining the significance. Take...More

Thank Yorkie137
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Legend has it that the whale bone will fall on the head of the first person to walk through who has never told a lie...maybe that's why Pinocchio is so symbolic here?! Verona does love a good story, and that's all the archway really is,...More

1  Thank theunlikely_foodie
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Arches arches everywhere. This has a unique pattern of brickwork that we have only seen in Verona. If you go to Erbe, you will see the arch, just watch for it. Two for 1! Piazza Erbe is the key, you definitely want to see that...More

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The arch is in the Piazza delle Erbe. There is a whales rib suspended underneath and that is it. Nice to see and for a pic but then move on.

Thank Mr_MrsBeckett
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