Sante Teuteria e Tosca
Teuteria and Tosca: the hermit saints
The Greek-cross plan sacellum of SS. Teuteria e Tosca was probably erected in the 5th century along the Via Postumia, although many uncertainties remain regarding its dating. In the 8th century, Bishop Annone placed the bodies of the two saints in a single urn and rededicated the small church. The sacellum houses the tomb of Francesco Bevilacqua, a Veronese nobleman.
Under the church floor, restoration works have revealed some mosaics and three layers of Roman floor, coins and human bones. Originally, therefore, this area could have been a burial site, situated just outside the city boundaries.
Devotion to the two young hermit women, Teuteria and Tosca (the latter was bishop Saint Procolo’s sister), whose story has been handed down in the form of legend and not without contradictions, dates back to the 3rd century AD. Saint Giovanni Calabria was baptised in this church.