Art and culture

Cloister of the ex-San Geminiano Monastery

Via San Geminiano, 3 - Modena - MO - 41121

This convent was originally built as a hospital in 1348, the year in which the plague was at its peak. It continued as a hospital until the middle of the following century. In 1348 the facility was transformed into a convent for the San Geminiano nuns. In 1586 the convent was adorned with two bell towers. In 1798, when the monastic order was suppressed, the convent was permanently closed and the buildings were used for a wide variety of activities: the city bakery was located here as well as the Amateur Theatre.
Nowadays it's the siege of the University of Modena, faculty of law. Still today one can admire the lovely XV century cloisters adorned by a double series of arches.

How to get there
It is located in the Historic Center where traffic is limited.
From Largo Sant'Agostino go all the way down Via Emilia until you reach the Corso Duomo intersection. Take the right and then turn left into Via Dei Servi. Go down this street to Via Canalino. Turn right and go down this street until you reach the portico where, on the right, you find Via San Geminiano.