Santa Toscana

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Saint Toscana and the Holy Sepulchre

The modest religious building served the Hospitaller hospital that provided assistance to the knights engaged in the crusades. Located along the urban stretch of the Via Postumia, the hospital was for centuries an obligatory stop of that peregrinatio ad loca sancta in the minor Jerusalem, offering aid and medical care to the numerous pilgrims heading to the Holy Land, but also to the Veronese sick. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is tied to the life of the Veronese Saint Toscana, who, after becoming a widow, entered the Order of Jerusalem and dedicated her life to the care of the poor. The saint lived in a cell of the sacred building, where, in 1344, after her death, her remains were transferred. The church was the destination of many devotees of the saint, so much so that in 1524 it was named after St. Toscana.

The church houses numerous valuable works such as the Lamentation over the Dead Christ, by the carver Giovanni Zebellana, and a triptych by Liberale da Verona.

It was restored between 1964 and 1965 by the Order of the Knights of Malta.

The Church of Santa Toscana is part of the itinerary “Rebirth from Heaven. From the testimony of Saints to Mozart’s music” and the entrance is guaranteed by the Verona Minor Hierusalem volunteers.

Opening Hours: Saturday from 10.00am to 5.30pm;
Mass schedule: Sunday: 08.30am; Saturday: 6.30pm; Sunday: 9.30am (in italian)-11.00am (in latin);
Address: piazza XVI Ottobre 27, 37129 Verona (Map)
Contacts: segreteria@veronaminorhierusalem.it