The archangel Gabriel meets Mary
The church 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 actually the church that, within the prophetic design that indicated Verona as Minor Hierusalem, has kept 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 Villa Wallner.
The presence of the nearby Iron Fountain seems to complement in a very suggestive way what we can find in Nazareth of Galilee. Not far from the Basilica of the Annunciation, in fact, 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 was to be the mother of the promised Messiah, savior of the world.