Guides and materials
FOLDING GUIDE OF 5 CHURCHES (IT/DE/EN)
Brochures of the churches of Santi Siro e Libera, Santa Maria in Organo, San Giovanni in Valle, Santo Stefano and San Giorgio in Braida are available in 3 languages – Italian, German and English. They provide a synthetic but thorough support on the history, architecture and works of art contained in the churches. Thanks to a small numbered map and its legend, it is also possible to choose a personalised tour of the church, more focused, for example, on architecture, or on religion (Virgin Mary, Saints, Martyrs).
The brochures are available, in exchange for a small donation for the sustainability of the project, inside the churches of the itinerary or at the Infopoint in San Pietro Martire Church, in via sant’Alessio 34.
“REBIRTH FROM WATER” ITINERARY MAP
The map of the first Verona Minor Hierusalem itinerary is a real illustrated treasure map that, once unfolded, visually describes the itinerary. It also contains some small notes on the main attractions of the area and collects the stamps visitors can get at every church in the itinerary. It is a nice gadget, a memory of the whole experience. Veronese architect Fabiana Panozzo designed it for Verona Minor Hierusalem.
The Map is available, in exchange for a small donation for the sustainability of the project, inside the churches of the itinerary or at the Infopoint in San Pietro Martire Church, in via Sant’Alessio 34.
Travellers of all times have always kept a diary, or a journal, or, if we go further back in time, something even more fascinating: a credential. The credential is the travel document that pilgrims carry with them. It certifies their identity, their condition and their intentions. It is usually offered to those going on a pilgrimage on foot, by bicycle or on horseback. It distinguishes a true pilgrim from every other traveller, and it is in fact issued by a religious authority that takes responsibility of what it says.
The Verona Minor Hierusalem project has created an illustrated and commented Credential, issued by the Diocese of Verona to those who request it and who are willing to accept its meaning and spirit. There are accompanying texts and spaces for the collection of the stamps from the different stages of the route. Moreover, it comes in the form of a notebook, and can be used to collect the pilgrim’s notes and reflections, becoming as such a lasting memory of the whole experience.
The credential is offered on the occasion of urban pilgrimages, but is also available, in exchange for a small donation for the sustainability of the project, inside the churches of the itinerary or at the Infopoint in San Pietro Martire Church, in via Sant’Alessio 34.
COMPLETE VMH KIT
Notebook-credential, 5 folding guides and the map of the itinerary make up the complete kit for the visitor who wants a deeper, more personal experience than the normal ‘tour’. Bound together by the “Verona Minor Hierusalem” seal, it can also be an original gift idea, an invitation to make a different experience between art and spirit.
All the materials were designed and made by experts (architects, scholars, tour guides, communicators) involved in the project as volunteers. Drawings and illustrations are by the architect Fabiana Panozzo; the itinerary was laid out on the base of prof. Davide Adami’s proposal; the Vicar for Culture, Father Martino Signoretto, and the historian Davide Galati wrote the introductory texts; the information contained in the guides was elaborated by a group of VMH experts: Francersca Amaro, Alessandro Corradi, Alessandra Fallanca, Pietro Galvani, Italo Martinelli, Pietro Palumbo, Nadia Sacrdeoni, Mattia Turco. Lucia Filippi was in charge of the communication project design.
These materials enable the visitor to walk along the itinerary “Rinascere dall’Acqua, Verona Aldilà del fiume” in a totally autonomous way. In particular, the notebook contains a brief history of the Verona Minor Hierusalem and the spiritual and cultural significance of the itinerary, plus the explanation of the itinerary itself, step by step, through the 5 churches, plus the other 2 churches (Santa Maria in Bethlehem and Santa Maria di Nazaret) that visitors will meet along the way.
Furthermore, in this booklet authenticated by the seal of the Episcopal Diocese, visitors can collect the stamps- that, at the end of their walk, will certify they have completed the itinerary. The rest of the notebook offers blank pages for personal notes or reflections.
The notebook comes with a map that visually explains the itinerary and its environmental and urban context, and, on its back, offers blank boxes that can be used to collect the itinerary stamps.
The notebook also comes with 5 foldable guides (also available in English and German) of the churches.
In each brochure visitors will find a summary of the history of the church, its main works of art and characteristics.
So, if you do not already have a guide book, or if you wish to have something to remind you of the visit, or to recommend it to a family member or friend, these 5 brochures are exactly what you need.
The complete kit, like all the guide materials, is available at the Infopoint in via Sant’Alessio 34 and can be requested in exchange for a small donation for the sustainability of the project.