Designed by two Dominican friars, the church of Sant’Anastasia is Verona’s largest church and one of the best examples of Gothic brick architecture. Construction began on the structure in 1290 and continued well into the sixteenth century; to this day, the facade remains unfinished, though a painting above the altar shows what the finished church was meant to look like.
While the frescoes, Veronese marble pillars, holy water fonts and numerous side chapels of the church are certainly impressive, the real highlight of a visit to Sant’Anastasia is a chance to see Pisanello’s fresco St. George and the Princess. Painted in 1433, the fresco ranks among the Verona-born artist’s best works and can be seen above the entrance to the Pellegrini Chapel.
If you plan to visit several Verona churches, you can purchase a combined ticket which gets you in to Sant’Anastasia, the Duomo, San Zeno and San Fermo at a reduced cost.