The Scaliger arks are a monumental Gothic-style funerary complex belonging to the Scaliger family, intended to contain the arks (or tombs) of some illustrious representatives of the family. The Ark of Mastino II was built between 1345 and 1350. The structure has a rectangular plan and superimposes two pavilions in elevation, set on four corner columns. The tomb is delimited by a red marble fence and an iron mesh gate, composed of an ornamental mesh developed on quadrilobed modules, each of which houses a circle with a heraldic ladder, symbol of the Scaliger family. The monument is characterized by the presence of an imposing decorative and sculptural apparatus placed on the tympanums, which re-proposes episodes from the Bible, including the killing of Cain, the temptation of Adam and Eve, the work of the Progenitors and the mockery of Noah. In addition, in the corner portions of the ark, there are four spire aedicula, with the statue of a saint inside.