RS naturns prokulus museum
RS naturns prokulus museum

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 the centre, they are accessible in a few minutes.

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Opening times

  • Sun 05 Feb closed
  • Mon 06 Feb closed
  • Tue 07 Feb closed
  • Wed 08 Feb closed
  • Thu 09 Feb closed
  • Fri 10 Feb closed
  • Sat 11 Feb closed

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Full timetables
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Spring 2023 (03/28/2023 - 06/11/2023)

  • 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 2023 (04/09/2023) 10:00 - 12:30 14:30 - 17:30

Easter Monday 2023 (04/10/2023) 10:00 - 12:30 14:30 - 17:30

Liberation Day 2023 (04/25/2023) 10:00 - 12:30 14:30 - 17:30

Labor Day 2023 (05/01/2023) 10:00 - 12:30 14:30 - 17:30

International Museum Day 2023 (05/21/2023) 10:00 - 17:30

Whit Monday 2023 (05/29/2023) 10:00 - 12:30 14:30 - 17:30

Republic Day 2023 (06/02/2023) 10:00 - 12:30 14:30 - 17:30

Summer 2023 (06/13/2023 - 09/10/2023)

  • 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 2023 (08/15/2023) 10:00 - 12:30 14:30 - 17:30

Feast day 2023 (08/26/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

Autumn 2023 (09/12/2023 - 10/29/2023)

  • 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 2023 (10/14/2023) 10:00 - 17:30

Admission

combined ticket - museum and church:
€ 6.00 adults
€ 5.00 groups (more than 8 persons)
€ 2.50 children and young people (10-18 years)
€ 2.50 students (up to 27 years)
€ 12.00 family ticket (parents with children up to 18 years)

€ 0.50 discount with guest card

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

€ 35.00 guided tour

More information

Free guided tour in the St. Proculus Church at 10.30 am and 3 pm in German language, and at 11.30 am and 4 pm in Italian language (except on public holidays).

Season closure of the church and the museum in winter (November to March).

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