Santa Maria in Organo


The entry into Jerusalem

A Benedictine Abbey since the 7th or 8th century, Santa Maria in Organo was already the most ancient Veronese monastery in the Lombard age, although the church we see today is mainly the result of 15th-century restorations and additions.
Not to be missed are the inlays of the sacristy wardrobes, the elegant wooden choir and the lectern carved by the Olivetan monk Giovanni da Verona in the 15th century.
In a small chapel in the northern transept there is also a precious 13th -century polychrome wooden sculpture, called “La Muletta” or the “little donkey”, representing Christ entering Jerusalem on a donkey while blessing the crowds. (Mt 21,1-15). The object of various popular legends, on Palm Sunday the statue was carried in procession along the city streets.

Santa Maria in Organo is part of the itinerary “Rebirth from Water. Verona Beyond the River”. Entrance to the Church is guaranteed by the Verona Minor Hierusalem volunteers.

Opening times: Thursday and Friday: 10.30 am – 5.30 pm; Saturday: 10 am – 4.30 pm; Sunday: 11 am – 5.30 pm
Mass Schedule: Sunday Mass 10 am; Saturday Mass 5 pm; Daily Mass 4.30 pm
Address: Via Santa Maria in Organo 1, 37129 Verona (Map)