The west shore of Lake Garda features a series of wonderful parish churches and shrines: they are the real examples of an extremely lively world whose humanity and concreteness are expressed by every stone of which these important buildings are made up. A visit to said churches, as suggested by the itinerary, is therefore highly recommended for many reasons. The churches and shrines of the Garda area combine the religious and mystic atmosphere with a variety of architectural and artistic elements of great value which make them unique and magnificent. Although these ecclesiastical structures have undergone frequent changes over time, today their ancient charm is the same as it was in the past, also thanks to the wonderful landscape which surrounds them and their undeniable artistic prestige. Visitors can definitely enjoy an impressive experience both at aesthetic and spiritual level.
The Sanctuary of Carmine in San Felice was built around a well-attested legend that tells of a miracle obtained through the intercession of Holy Mary. In 1490, the fishermen of San Felice survived after experiencing a lake storm in which several...continue
The church is dedicated to the birth of St John the Baptist. The ancient church building was probably a fifteenth-century hut and had a single nave. During the plague of 1530, the Community of Portese made a vow to build a new altar, once the plague...continue
The church built in the fifteenth century, is dedicated to St. John the Baptist Beheaded, whose feast is celebrated every five years with a procession through the streets of the country. Inside is the statue of the saint in plaster. There are also...continue
On the headland of San Fermo, in front of the island of Garda, is the mystical church built in the fifteenth century. Many centuries ago the area was occupied by an imposing castle, destroyed in 1279. The devotion to San Fermo by our population goes...continue
Built by the famous Brescian architect Antonio Corbellini (1781), the design for the construction of the new church, in Baroque style, was presented on 31 July 1740 by Nobile Innocenzo Moniga and the parish priest Don Matteo Alberini. In the opinion...continue
A chapel already existed in the eighth and ninth centuries. It was later demolished to make way for the parish church, in Romanesque style, dedicated to Saint Mary, mentioned in a bull of 1186 by Pope Urbano III. From that period remains the bell...continue