St. Paul and his proclamation to the People
The church of San Paolo was built in the Campo Marzio, an area that was once a wetland (hence the name ‘marzio’, ‘rotten’). The original Romanesque church, dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul, was transformed into a neoclassical building in the 18th century. The church was bombed during the Second World War and later rebuilt. Inside there are paintings by various artists: Farinati, Brusasorzi, Caroto, Girolamo dai Libri. Two chapels are dedicated to important Veronese families: the Giusti and the Marogna. In the Marogna chapel is a painting by Veronese, the so called ‘Pala Argentea’ (‘Silver Altarpiece’), with a Madonna with Child and Saints. Saint Gaspare Bertoni, founder of the Stigmatines, was baptised in this church. St. Paul was called the Apostle to the Gentiles because, although he never met Jesus, he brought Christ’s message of salvation to the pagans.