Chiesa dei Santi Gervasio e Protasio


Church of Saints Gervasio and Protasio

Where: Via Pieve, 2 - 40054 Budrio (BO)

Church of Saints Gervasio and Protasio - Orizzonti di pianura
Church of Saints Gervasio and Protasio - Orizzonti di pianura

At one kilometer from the centre of Budrio is one of the most ancient parish churches in the Bolognese area.

The current architectural style of the exterior is the result of 18th-century rebuilding, while evidence of its high-medieval origins can be seen in the Roman and Lombard epigraphs (5th-8th centuries) and above all in the “sunken church”, of which only the apse is now accessible.


This church is hidden under the floor of the building: beneath the floor there are three naves ending in three semicircular apses. Discovered in 18th century, the ancient church today is filled with mud and it can only be visited in the apse.

There is also a notable Carolingian cross and a baptism font carved from a late-Roman capital, as well as works by the Gandolfi and the School of Guido Reni.


Church closed for restoration until further notice of the Curia


Ph.  0039 051 6922672

How to get there

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Info on the tourist location

URP - Public Relations Office


Address: Piazza Filopanti 11 - 40054 Budrio (BO)
Ph. +39 051 6928241 

Fax +39 051 6928285
Toll-free number 800 215255


Opening times:

Monday-Wednesday and Friday 8am-1pm
Thursday 8.30am-1pm, 3pm-6pm


Last update: 11-07-2019