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Badia di Ganna

The San Gemolo Abbey in Ganna is an architectural complex formed by the church (consecrated in 1160), the bell towerthe cloister and the monks' homes. The abbey is located in the municipality of Valganna and is a place of worship dedicated to the memory of San Gemolo. According to the legend, the Saint walked to the abbey to be buried, bringing his own head in the hand.

The cloister hosts the Museum of the Abbey with heterogeneous material, from prehistoric finds to nineteenth-century laces and embroideries.


ADDRESS: Via Perego 5 - Chiostro di San Gemolo, Valganna


- Free entry only during the events. The church is open every day: 8 am - 7 pm 

- The Museum of the Abbey is open from March to October on Sundays: 3 pm - 6 pm


- Full ticket: free entry


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