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Churches
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 BASILICA OF SAN GIOVANNI BATTISTA

It is a great baroque building with a plan of Latin cross. The impressive façade is divided by columns and adorned by sculptures depicting (from right to left): Santa Caterina d’Alessandria, San Zeno, Sant’Annone, Santa Barbara. Over the...

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BASILICA MINORE

A perfect example of Baroque architecture, the Basilica Minore was built by architect Paolo Soratini of Lonato. The overhead dome and the façade decorated with marble elements are noteworthy. The present church is the third reconstruction, in the...

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ABBAZIA DI MAGUZZANO

The ancient Abatiola Benedettina was built near a Roman road at the end of the ninth century. It was burned down by the Hungarians at the beginning of the year 900, and after the first reconstruction, was devastated by the Visconti troops in 1339....

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PIEVE ROMANICA DI SAN ZENO

Rising above an isolated hill that was once the centre of the ancient settlement of Lonato del Garda. It is the oldest church in Lonato del Garda and one of the most precious.Reconstructed in the XII century upon an old church that probably dated...

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