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Monastery of Sant'Antonio in Polesine

TEMPORARILY CLOSED. In compliance of the order issued by the Emilia-Romagna Region to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, the Monastery of Sant'Antonio in Polesine will be closed until March 1st
Monastery of Sant'Antonio in Polesine

Set in the heart of the medieval city, the monastery still gives the sense of isolation and tranquillity it did during its early years, when it stood upon an island in the middle of the Po.

Founded by the Blessed Beatrice d'Este, daughter of Marquis Azzo VII, the convent was always protected by the Este family, who were never sparing with money for its embellishment. In its period of greatest splendour, the growth of the Benedictine community was such that it occupied a large number of adjacent buildings; nowadays the nuns live in the oldest and most interesting wing of the complex.


From Mon. to Fri.: 9.30 - 11.30 /15.15 - 17.00.
Saturday: 9.30 - 11.30 a.m. /3.15 - 4.30 p.m.

Holy Mass with Gregorian chants: Weekdays 7.30 am. Sundays and holidays 10.30 am
All weekdays and holidays at 5 pm Vespers with Gregorian chants of the nuns.
All weekdays and holidays at 3 pm Ninth hour.

Closing days

  • Sundays and holidays


Donations are welcome.


Ferrara - Vicolo del Gambone

How to get here

By bus: n. 2 from the Railway station.
On foot: from the Castle about 30 minuts.

last modified Jun 10, 2020 12:35
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