The Augustinian monastery and devotion to St. Euphemia

In the 13th century, the Scaligers, the ruling family of Verona, granted the Augustinian monks the right of use of a small Romanesque church, located near the Via Postumia. The original building was later replaced by a larger church, dedicated to St. Euphemia in 1331, and its adjoining monastery.

The church – the longest in Verona – preserves valuable paintings by artists such as Caroto, Brusasorzi, Farinati, Cignaroli. The devotion to the Archangels and the Virgin Mary is celebrated by frescoes and paintings, like those adorning the Spolverini Dal Verme chapel, and the Madonna della Salute, one of the most revered images in Verona.

According to tradition, St. Euphemia was martyrised under Diocletian in Chalcedon (present-day Turkey) in 303.

Interesting facts

According to records of the time, Dante Alighieri was housed in the monastery guesthouse. The manuscript of the lecture “Quaestio de Aqua et Terra”, which the poet had given in the church of S. Elena in 1320, was once probably among the works held in the library

General information

The church of Sant’Eufemia is part of the itinerary called “Rebirth from Earth. Verona, crossroads of civilizations, history and culture”.  Admission is free thanks to the Verona Minor Hierusalem volunteers.

Opening times

Saturday: 10 am –  5.30 pm

Mass Schedule

Sunday Mass: 10 am, 11:30 am, 7 pm; Saturday Mass: 10 am, 7 pm; Daily Mass 7 pm

Address: Piazzetta Sant’Eufemia, 1 – 37121 Verona

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