naturns st prokulus kirche fresken heiliger prokulus flucht aus verona
naturns st prokulus kirche fresken heiliger prokulus flucht aus verona

St. Proculus Museum and Church

Near the St. Proculus Church with its world-famous frescoes there is the Proculus Museum: Together, there are an ensemble

The St. Proculus Church - "St. Prokulus Kirchlein" in German, "Chiesa di San Procolo" in Italian - near Naturno is undoubtedly a historical treasure. The building itself was established between 630 and 650 AD in place of an old house and dedicated to Saint Proculus, a bishop of Verona who survived the persecutions of Diocletian. The church features the probably most ancient frescoes of the German speaking area and the most complete early fresco cycle of Tyrol. Furthermore, there are some Gothic frescoes from the 14th century. Discovered in 1912, they were laid open in 1923/24 during the restoration of the church. The age of the oldest pre-Carolingian frescoes, however, is rather contested, new datings refer to the period of time between the 7th and 10th century. The most famous fresco shows a man on a swing, probably St. Proculus himself. Very unusual for a sacred building, however, is the representation of a dog with a herd of cows.

The Proculus Museum, however, is only a short walk away and allocated subterraneously - it takes you into 1,500 years of history of the area around Naturno. Four interesting showrooms take you across late antiquity, Middle Ages and early modern times. Furthermore there are short film sequences and archaeological finds. One part of the exhibition is dedicated to the time of spotted fever: In the 17th century, this infection, which is mainly transmitted by clothes lice, plagued the area and devastated entire regions. The symptoms are similar to those of typhus. Therefore the bones of people who died of the disease and found their last resting place here were examined.

One of museum's main focus is set of course on on the St. Proculus Church with its valuable wall paintings. Here you can admire the Gothic frescoes which have been taken down from the church walls. And how to reach the St. Proculus Museum and Church? Between the two facilities in the San Procolo road there's a parking space. From Naturno village, they are accessible in a few minutes. A visit to the church is also perfecty combinable to the hike on the Knights' Path of Naturno.

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Opening times

  • Thu 25 Apr 10:00 - 12:30 14:30 - 17:30
  • Fri 26 Apr closed
  • Sat 27 Apr closed
  • Sun 28 Apr 10:00 - 12:30 14:30 - 17:30
  • Mon 29 Apr closed
  • Tue 30 Apr 10:00 - 12:30 14:30 - 17:30
  • Wed 01 May closed

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Spring 2024 (19/03/2024 - 02/06/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 12:30 14:30 - 17:30
  • Wed closed
  • Thu 10:00 - 12:30 14:30 - 17:30
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun 10:00 - 12:30 14:30 - 17:30

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) 10:00 - 12:30 14:30 - 17:30

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) closed

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 10:00 - 12:30 14:30 - 17:30

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) closed

International Museum Day 2024 (19/05/2024) 10:00 - 17:30

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 10:00 - 12:30 14:30 - 17:30

Summer 2024 (04/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 12:30 14:30 - 17:30
  • Wed closed
  • Thu 10:00 - 12:30 14:30 - 17:30
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun 10:00 - 12:30 14:30 - 17:30

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 10:00 - 12:30 14:30 - 17:30

Autumn 2024 (10/09/2024 - 31/10/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 12:30 14:30 - 17:30
  • Wed closed
  • Thu 10:00 - 12:30 14:30 - 17:30
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun 10:00 - 12:30 14:30 - 17:30

Romanesque Day 2024 (12/10/2024) 10:00 - 17:30

Admission

combined ticket church and museum:
€ 6.00 adults
€ 5.00 groups (10 and more persons)
€ 3.00 children and young people (10-18 years)
€ 3.00 students (up to 27 years)

€ 12.00 family ticket (parents with children under 18 years)

free for children under 10 years
free with the Museumscard and museumobil Card

€ 35.00 guided tour (flat rate) + admission

More information

The museum and the church stay open every year from mid-March to early November, in winter, the church is accessible on certain days. Special opening on International Museum Day (May 19) and on Romanesque Day (October 12, 2024). Season start 2024 on March 19.

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