San Bartolomeo Church

San Bartolomeo Church

Via dei Servi, 18 - Modena - MO - 41121

Timetable:

The church opens from Monday to Saturday from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm. Holy Messes: from Monday to Saturday at 10.30 am.

Ownership: Archdiocese of Modena and Nonantola


One of the most impressive churches in Modena, San Bartolomeo was begun in 1607 for the Jesuits of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, based on a design by Giorgio Soldati, a Jesuit priest, and completed in 1629.

The facade, which was rebuilt in 1727, is the work of architect Andrea Galluzzi and features sculptures depicting Christ in Glory, Saint Bartholomew and Saints Luigi Gonzaga and Stanislao Kostka, canonised that year. The furnishings and paintings mainly date back to the 17th century, and the interior boasts a magnificent trompe l’oeil effect created by the painter Luigi Barberi and stucco artist Antonio Traeri, known as il Cestellino. Other precious features include the tribunes by Lodovico Lana and the paintings that decorate the side chapels with the Glory of Saint Ignatius and Saint Francesco Saverio.



How to get there
Historic centre area with limited traffic.
From Largo Sant'Agostino enter Via Emilia and continue until you reach Corso Canalgrande, then turn on the right and continue until you reach Via Scarpa . Turn on the right again and go straight ahead till Via dei Servi. The Church is on the right side.