Art & Culture

Basilica and museum of Santa Croce

The love of a Pope for his native land.

The love of a Pope for his native land.

Opening period: January to December
Opening hours: Saturday and Sunday - from 1 April to 31 October 15:00 - 19:00 / November 1 to March 31 15:00 - 18:00
Possibility of guided tours even during other days, upon reservation, also for groups and English language.
Ticket: 3 € (free for children up to 11 years).

Pope Pio V (1566-1572), born in Bosco Marengo in 1504, was responsible for mobilising Europe against Turkish expansionism at the naval battle of Lepanto (1571); on 22th July 1566, he decreed the construction of the Holy Cross and All Saints convent in Bosco Marengo.
The impressive construction of 100 x 75 metres including the church, two cloisters, a refectory and the library has three naves and many other chapels.
Despite long periods of disuse and inactivity careful renovation work restored the structure to its former glory. It is home of the “Vasari Museum” with great works by Giorgio Vasari as well as other fascinating works of art in a completely renewed context that makes use of engaging multimedia supports.
In 2002 Mikhail Gorbachev of the Soviet Union chose the convent as the site for a World Political Forum, which brought together leading political figures from all over the world.

Tel. +39 331 4434961
Address: Piazzale Vasari, Bosco Marengo (AL)

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