Basilica of San Prospero

The Basilica of San Prospero, dedicated to the city’s Patron Saint, is situated in Piazza San Prospero, in the heart of Reggio Emilia’s old town centre.

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The present-day church is built on the site of the ancient basilica founded in 997 by Teuzone, Bishop of Reggio, to house the relics of the city’s Patron Saint, inside the walls of the Bishop’s fort. The ancient basilica was smaller than today’s and faced east, in accordance with early Christian tradition.

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