In Nonantola the traces of a noble history and the wise folk wisdom are closely bound.
Sant'Anselmo Abbey, founded in 742 by Saint Anselmo, was one of the most powerful abbeys in the north of Italy and it's still nowadays the most important Romanesque monument in the province of Modena, together with the cathedral of Modena. In the Abbey's Museum you can admire the abbey's treasure and above all the Staturoteca (a byzantine double cross of the XIth Century) that, according to the tradition, contains a fragment of the Holy Cross.
Tourist Information: via Roma c/o Palazzo della Paartecipanza - tel. 059/896555.
Open: From Monday to Sunday: 9 a.m - 1 p.m
On Saturday is open during the afteroon also: 3 p.m - 6 p.m
15.789 (last update 2014)
How to get there
By car: from A1 exit Modena Nord take the bypass in the direction Nonantola, then take S.S. 255, named Nonantolana, in the direction San Matteo della Decima.
By bus: extra-urban bus, direction Nonantola.