Chiesa di San Basilio History
The church of San Basilio is a sacred building located in San Basilio, a hamlet in the municipality of Ariano nel Polesine, on the border between the Veneto region and Emilia Romagna.
Small church with simple Romanesque architecture, it was erected in the 9th century by the Benedictines of Pomposa in the same place as a previous structure presumably built in the early Middle Ages, between the 4th and 5th centuries, a place of worship of the oldest Christian community in Polesine.
Subject to a conservative restoration at the end of the twentieth century that has restored its medieval appearance, unique in the entire Polesine territory, it is officiated and can be visited, also presenting some interesting historical and traditional curiosities related to the sarcophagus present on its churchyard where they would have been preserved the bones of the Paladins of France, while another legend tells that the bones of Saint Tunin are known to you.
The visit can continue then reaching the nearby Cultural Tourist Center of San Basilio, where numerous testimonies and archaeological finds found in the surrounding countryside are collected, testifying to the settlements of populations since the Bronze Age, some treasures of Roman coins and a nucleus of 125 coins of the republican age.