On August 1st, 517, bent over his desk, in a silence that we imagine was sullied by the proximity of the waters of the Adige, the cleric Ursicino was finishing up writing a book for the Verona Cathedral. In doing so, with a gesture that few people practiced in those times, he put his signature and date on it. Then, that book with the lives of Martin, bishop of Tours, and of Paul, monk in the Thebaid, wound up on the shelf: book among the books, unique among many other unique pieces.
What is extraordinary then, in the history of this "ordinary" book? Simple: the vast majority of books written more than a thousand and five hundred years ago in the West have disappeared for centuries: fires, flooding, censorship, bombings, malicious subtractions, raids and thefts have done their indifferent work of destruction. Ursicino's book, together with the others which were deposited next to it… on the contrary, no. The headquarters in which they are still preserved, from which they never moved, saved them from each of those agents of destruction and brought them to us.
16 february - 16 may
tue - fri ............ 9,30 - 12,30 am
sat ............ 4 - 6 pm
sun ............ 10 am - 1 pm
SAT & SUN guided tours every 45 mins
SPECIAL OPENING DAYS
saturday 31 march at 4 pm and at 5 pm
monday 2 april guided tour at 4 pm and at 5 pm with Don Bruno Fasani
friday 30 march
sunday 1 april