The Abbey of San Silvestro, founded in 752 A. D. by St. Anselmo, become one of the most powerful abbeys in northern Italy, and is the only Romanesque monument in the Province which bears comparison with the Cathedral of Modena.
The Abbey Museum, in which the Treasure and relics of the Abbey’s considerable endowment (such as the Staturoteca – a double Byzantine cross of the 11th century) are preserved is not to be missed. According to legend, the cross contains a fragment of the Holy Cross.
Because of the earthquake of May 2012, the Museum of Nonantola (Bolognesi's Tower) is closed temporarily.
Via Marconi, 11 - 41015
Tel. ++39 059 896555
Fax ++39 059 896556
Open troughout the year