Santa Maria di Nazaret

The archangel Gabriel meets Mary


The church of Santa Maria di Nazaret stands on a hill, in a complex that used to be the summer residence of the Bishops of Verona. Today it is owned by the Opera San Giovanni Calabria.

Although there is no precise information on its origin, it is the church that, within the prophetic design that indicated Verona as Minor Hierusalem, still bears the original name of one of the fundamental stages of the pilgrimages to the Holy Land.
Not far from it stood another church, the oratory of San Gabriele Arcangelo, whose few remains are today incorporated in the complex of Villa Wallner.

Interesting facts

The presence of the nearby Iron Fountain seems to constitute another parallel between the Veronese church and what we can find in Nazareth of Galilee. Not far from the Basilica of the Annunciation stand both Mary’s Well (also known as Fountain of the Virgin) and the Orthodox Church dedicated to the Archangel Gabriel, who announced to Mary that she would conceive and become the mother of Jesus the Messiah, saviour of the world.

General information

The church of Santa Maria di Nazaret is owned by the Opera San Giovanni Calabria.
It is included in the itinerary called Rebirth from Water. Verona Beyond the River. only on the occasion of urban pilgrimages organized by Verona Minor Hierusalem.

Opening times

Access to church is possible only during urban pilgrimages.

Mass Schedule

Mass is not celebrated in this church.

Address: Piazzetta Nazareth – 37129 Verona

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