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San Colombano Abbey is in the centre of Bobbio. Its construction started at the end of the 9th century, when the Abbot Agilulph (883-96) decided to transfer the whole complex in a lower position . The medieval village bearing the primitive name of Bobium started to grow around the large monastery area. Its development increased when the village became episcopal town.

It is possible to visit the Basilica, the Abbey Museum,the internal Cloister and the town museum, located in the the former refectory, hand-washing rooms and cellars, recently restored.

Basilica 8.00 am- 7.00 pm
Holiday time
Basilica 8.00 am- 12.30 am; 2.30 -7.00 pm
Opening times
All the year round
Entrance fee
Free entrance to the Basilica
Information Office
Last update
Wednesday, 06 March 2019
News and information edited by the Tourist Information Office of the Municipalities of Bobbio, Borgonovo V.T., Castell'Arquato, Piacenza and Vigolzone