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.
Authorisation from Pope Pio II, conceded in 1400, was necessary for the construction of the parish church of Polpenazze. The parish church of Santa Maria was constructed over almost the whole of the 16th century; it has a Baroque façade designed by...continue
The church of San Pietro in Lucone, constructed in 1300 on the ruins oa Roman temple, externally has a Romanesque structure made up of gable-roofed façade and rose window, whereas inside we find frescoes dating back to the 15th century.continue
The church in Picedo, the town hamlet furthest down the valley, is dedicated to Sant'Antonio. This late Romanesque building with its single hall still sports the original gable roof and fired-brick tiles, as well as prized frescoes from the 16th...continue