"Piazza delle Erbe, Arco della Costa" Piazza delle Erbe Tip by JLBG

Piazza delle Erbe, Verona: 94 reviews and 168 photos


Arco della Costa (Arch of the Rib) stands between Palazzo del Comune and Domus Nova. It connects Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza dei Signori. The arch was built in the 15th century. The legend says that it took the name of the first honest person to walk beneath it but another legend says that it is because of the huge whale rib hung underneath ! If you enlarge the photo, you will see it ! It was already mentioned in the middle of the XVIIIth century. Actually, the true story is that there were in that place in the XVIIIth and most probably before, three shops selling spices and at that time, spice shops had often a whale rib as a sign !

Phone: 0459273027

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written May 22, 2005
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“I believe that tourists are very valuable to the modern world. It is very difficult to hate people you know. (Steinbeck)”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 0 3
Forum Rank:
0 1 9 8 8

Have you been to Verona?

  Share Your Travels