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San Benedetto Po is known for the monastic complex of Polirone, the beating heart of the town. Today the village is an important tourist center, for visiting the monastery, the imposing Julian basilica, the Polironian Civic Museum with its ethnographic collections and for the food and wine excellences.
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A look at San Benedetto Po
A look at San Benedetto Po
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San Benedetto

About the village

A few Kilometers from Mantova lies the village of San Benedetto Po, whose name anciently was San Benedetto in Polirone, this name its linked to the monastery found in the 1007 from Tedaldo di Canossa in the island rising between river Po and river Lirone. For the religious, political and cultural commitment the monastery, allied to Cluny and Montecassino abbeys, has played a very important role in the story of italian’s monarchism as long as it’s suppression work of Napoleone Bonaparte. This place, wished by Matilde di Canossa as place to lie for the eternity, has dominated for eight centuries the padana’s plain; further over thousand years of history are collected inside monumental complex which offers different way to visit in this characteristic places in the monastery.

You enter in San Benedetto Po from the ancient monastery’s entrance and you find yourself in the majestic square. This square has remained untouched since medieval times. Eyes are suddenly caught from the Basilica with its impressive architecture written by Giulio Romano from 1540 to 1545. The visit continue in the Secolary’s cloister, place where was greeted guests, pilgrims and stranges, From here, you going up the seventeenth-century’s stairs realized by Giovan Battista Barberini, and you arrive at the Civic Museum Polironiano. Y to ou proceed across San Simeone cloister ,with its late Gothic’s aspect, dateable from 1458 to 1480. The chapter hall overlooks on the cloister, it’s an important administrative center of the cenobium. The third cloister , the San Benedetto cloister it’s next to the Basilica. The route end with the Monastic Refectory, imposing building overlook on Matilde di Canossa square; it was wished by Gregorio Cortese who called two artists for the decoration: Girolamo Bonsignori the painter of “Ultima Cena” set in the painted architecture created by Correggio from 1513 to 1514. Under the Monastic Refectory you find the sixteenth-century’s Cellars; in these evocative spaces accomodate a large carts collection.

Village of San Benedetto Po
Municipality of San Benedetto Po
Province of Mantua
Region Lombardia

Inhabitants: 7.258
Altitude center: 19 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia

Municipality of San Benedetto Po
Via E. Ferri 79 - San Benedetto Po (MN)
tel: 0376623026

BY CAR

  • From Bologna: Take the A14 highway in the direction of Milan, continue on the A1 highway, merge onto the A22 Brennero - Modena highway, exit at Pegognaga, take the SP 49, merge onto the SS 413 and follow the indications for San Benedetto Po .
  • From Turin: Take the A21 highway, exit at Cremona, continue towards Mantua, continue on the SS 10, follow the direction of Cerese, in Mantua, take the SP 29 towards Cerese / Levata, continue towards Cerese, continue for the SS 413, continue to Bagnolo San Vito, San Benedetto Po.
  • From Como: Take the state road 342 Briantea, continue on the SS 36, take the SP 5 and continue to Monza, take the A52 / tangenziale Nord di Milano motorway towards Cinisello Sud, near Sesto San Giovanni, take the 'A4, continue on the A22 and exit at Mantova Sud, at the roundabout, take the 2nd exit SS 413 and follow the indications for San Benedetto Po.
  • From Genoa: Take the A7 motorway, continue on the A21 motorway, exit at Cremona, follow the direction of Mantua, continue on the SS 10, follow the direction of Cerese, in Mantua, take the SP 29 in the direction of Cerese / Levata, continue for Cerese, continue for the SS 413, continue for Bagnolo San Vito, San Benedetto Po.
  • From Mantua: Take the SS 10, continue on the SS 482, pass the hamlet of Borgovirgiliana, continue on the SP 33, SS 413 and follow the indications for San Benedetto Po.

BY PLANE

  • Verona-Villafranca airport
  • Brescia-Montichiari Airport
  • Bologna airport
  • Bergamo airport

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