Dating at the upper larum
Ascension derives from the Latin "ascensio", which means "ascent".
A first church was built in 390, but some scholars anticipate it to 333, in 614 the Sassanids destroyed everything, in the eighth century it was rebuilt again and then again destroyed, the Crusaders built a basilica that was later destroyed by the Muslims, who left only the octagonal Sacred Aedicule visible in the image.
Also historical is the capitello, dating to the 13th century, during which it was used for several ceremonies, including the oath of the city's medieval podestà and pretors.
Towards Via Cappello is another column, with a 14th century aedicula with reliefs of the Virgin and the Saints Zeno, Peter and Christopher." ❖ Gallery and Prints ❙ ❙ ❙ My Google Plus ❙ ❙ ❙ My 500px ❙ ❙ ❙ My FB Photography Page ❖ The northern side of the square is occupied by the ancient town hall, the Torre dei Lamberti, the Casa dei Giudici ("Judges Hall") and the Mazzanti Houses.
Other buildings are reminiscent of medieval tower-houses.
Towards Via Cappello is another column, with a 14th-century aedicula with reliefs of the Virgin and the Saints Zeno, Peter and Christopher …It is faced by a white marble column, on which is St. The north-western side occupies the site of the ancient Roman Capitol Hill, which looked towards the forum.On the southern side is the crenllated Casa dei Mercanti ("House of the Merchants", also known as Domus Mercatorum), now the seat of the Banca Popolare di Verona.Atti degli Apostoli 1, 3-11 L’edicola sorge sul Monte degli Ulivi (o Monte Oliveto) e contiene al suo interno la Roccia dell’Ascensione, ricordo dell’Ascensione di Gesù.Ascensione deriva dal Latino “ascensio”, che significa “salita”.