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Arco della Costa

Piazza delle Erbe, 37121, Verona, Italy
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One can easily miss the whole thing, since the arch is pretty, but do not stands out too much, and... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Aleksandar S
Belgrade, Serbia
via mobile
Whale bone

A Beautiful arch that everyone looks up at a whale bone hanging from the arch. I don't know the... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
Joyce P
via mobile
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“whale” (11 reviews)
“bone” (10 reviews)
Piazza delle Erbe, 37121, Verona, Italy
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

One can easily miss the whole thing, since the arch is pretty, but do not stands out too much, and you have to get close to notice the whale bone hanging from it. Very interesting site, some sort of a quirky story.

2  Thank Aleksandar S
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

A Beautiful arch that everyone looks up at a whale bone hanging from the arch. I don't know the significance of the bone hanging from the arch but people come to see it.

Thank Joyce P
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This was just another arch but is was just as picturesque as most of the others. You probably all pass by this place so ti is worth while a look at.

Thank olie293
Reviewed 6 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 3 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 12 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
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