S. Giorgio Ingannapoltron Church & Ethnographical Museum

The first building on this site dates back to the 8th century and was built upon the remains of an Arusnati pagan temple. One proof of its origins lies with the base on which one of the pillars rests in the nave. It is a sacrifical altar, with a dedication to the Sun and to the Moon.

Of great interest is the ciborium which was sculpted by Mastro Orso and his disciples in 712 A. D. The current cloister dates back to the 12th century and the capitals of the pillars are very interesting artistically, with their diverse shapes and sculpted animal and plant motifs. The cloister leads into the archaeological area which has recently seen the ruins of a settlement dating back to the 4th century B.C. brought to light.

In the room next to the church, there is a museum with relics from the Arusnati and prehistory, altars and Roman inscriptions, Lombard and Carolingian sculptures and relief work, as well as art objects from every era. All of this provides impressive testimony to the history, culture and folklore of San Giorgio.


Address:
Loc. San Giorgio, 37015 Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella (VR).

Opening hours of the Museum: (June-October) Saturday afternoon 15.30-19.00 - Sunday: 10.00-12.30 / 15.30-19.00 – Other days: Only after booking for groups from 10 to 25 persons.

Opening hours of the Church: every day 07.00-18.00 except during the Masses.

Prices:
with booking, € 60.00 for group.

Tel
: 0457701530

Tel. of the museum
: 368 7086616

 

 

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