Museo della religiosità popolare


Museum of popular religion

Where: Via San Donato - 40061 Minerbio (BO)

Saint Francesco Saverio lays dying (photo by Cesare Fantazzini)
Saint Francesco Saverio lays dying (photo by Cesare Fantazzini)

On the road to Budrio, in the hamlet of San Giovanni in Triario from Minerbio, there is a particularly interesting parish church, the Pieve di San Giovanni in Triario, probably from the 11th century, still containing an ancient baptismal font, as well as paintings attributed to Daniele da Volterra. It houses the Museum of Popular Religion.


The parish church is also the setting for a novel by the Bolognese thriller-writer Danila Comastri Montanari, "La Campana dell’Arciprete" (The Archbishop’s Bell), a country saga with a murder, set in 1824 at the time of the Pontifical Restoration after the defeat of the Napoleonic dream.


Timetable: open by appointment

Entrance: free entry

Information and tickets from the Public Relations Office (URP)

Ph. 0039 051 878550 

How to get there

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Info on the tourist location

URP - Public Relations Office


Address: via Giovanni XXIII, 4 - 40061 Minerbio (BO)

Ph.: +39 051 6611780 

Fax  +39 051 6612152


Opening times

Mon-Fri 8.30am-1pm

Sat 8.30am-12pm



Last update: 11-07-2019