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 ancient Romanesque parish church named Sant'Emiliano is close to the castle. This church, which sits in a lovely location, has a single chamber with semi-circular apse from the 12th century. The church underwent modifications in the Baroque...continue
The parish church of Santa Maria, built in 1682, has paintings by Zenone Veronese (Madonna with Child and Saints, the subject is also portrayed in the same church by Paolo Farinati), Francesco Giugno, Francesco Paglia, G.A. Zadei, besides sculptures...continue
Walking along a path flanked by cypresses, along the road that connects Padenghe with Soiano, we arrive at the Church of Beata Vergine della Torricella. This church arose, according to the tradition, after the Virgin Mary appeared to a young mute...continue